Franklin & Marshall College Franklin & Marshall College

Goretti Prieto Botana

Director of the Spanish Language Writing Center
717-358-3827
Office: KEI116

Education

B.A., Universidad de Deusto, 2000; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2003; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2013.

Goretti Prieto Botana received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Her dissertation was on the role of explicit information and task-essentialness in Processing Instruction. Her scholarly interests center on instructed second language acquisition, particularly, grammar-related learnability problems and explicit approaches to instruction. She is also interested in input processing and the elaboration of meaningful practice in classroom environments.  

Publications

Granena, G., Koeth, J., Lee-Ellis, S., Lukyanchenko, A., Prieto Botana, G. & Rhoades, E. (Eds.) (2011)   Second Language Research Forum Conference Proceedings. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings  Project.

DeKeyser, R. & Prieto Botana, G. (2013) The Acquisition of Grammar by Instructed Learners. In K. Geeslin (Ed.) The Handbook of Spanish Second Language Acquisition. Oxford: Blackwell.

Prieto Botana G. & DeKeyser, R. (submitted) The Role of Task-Essentialness and Explicit Information in Processing Instruction – Evidence for OVS Sentences

Presentations

Is Task Essentialness as Good as Explicit Information?

11 /2013 Paper Presentation

Second Language Research Forum 2013

Brigham Young University (Utah, USA)

When the Language of Instruction Is an L2 – Implications for CLIL

06/2013 Paper Presentation

International Symposium of Bilingualism 9 (Singapore, Singapore)

The Role of Explicit Information and Task-Essentialness in PI

03/2013 Paper Presentation

American Association of Applied Linguists 2013 (Texas, USA)

Dealing with Gente 3 Ed.: Explicitizing the Implicit while staying Task-Based

08/2011 Invited Talk

University of Maryland-College Park (Maryland, USA)

Corrective Feedback: Apply as Needed

01/2011 Invited Talk

University of Maryland-College Park (Maryland, USA)

The Stregth of a Universal

12/2010 Invited Talk

University of the Basque Country (Gasteiz, Spain)

The Effect of Animacy in RC Processing

10/2010 Paper Presentation

Second Language Research Forum 2010

University of Maryland-College Park (Maryland, USA)

Relational v. Configurational Accounts of RC Processing

03/2010 Paper Presentation

American Association of Applied Linguists 2010 (Atlanta, USA)

The Effect of Frequency on Non-Native Speakers

10/2009 Paper Presentation

Second Language Research Forum 2009

Michigan State University (Michigan, USA)

Course Information

Fall 2013

SPA101: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10 -11 am

SPA261 Writing Practicum: Thursday 4:45-5:35 pm or Friday 11:00 am -12:00 pm