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Janet Tom Cowal

Senior Instructor
Adviser for LING Undergraduate and TESL Certificate Students

Contact 

(503) 725-9193
cowalj@pdx.edu
For advising:  ling.advising@pdx.edu

M.A. TESOL, Portland State University 1994
B.A. Linguistics, State University of New York at Stony Brook 1982

Courses Taught

  • LING 232: Language and Society
  • LING 390: Introduction to Linguistics
  • LING 391: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • LING 392: Structure of the English Language
  • LING 407: Seminar: Critical Applied Linguistics
  • LING 409/509: Practicum: Community Activism in Multilingual / Multicultural Contexts
  • LING 435/535: Theory and Practice of Applied Linguistics
  • LING 472/572: Teaching Pronunciation

Research

  • Interests
    • Using visual/performing arts and gardens for:
      • Multilingual / multicultural community building
      • Language/culture learning and support
    • Integrating applied linguistics with civic engagement and service learning
    • Speech technology
    • Music and language connections
    • Critical applied linguistics
  • Projects: