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Richard Kern

Professor and Director of the Berkeley Language Center

  • Office Location: 4214 Dwinelle
  • Office Hours: Thursdays 10 - 12

Richard Kern’s CV

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Professor Kern directs the French Language Program and teaches courses in French linguistics, applied linguistics and foreign language pedagogy. His research interests include second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, reading, writing, and technology. He is Associate Editor of the journal Language Learning & Technology, and he edits the Teachers Forum section of L2 Journal. He is currently beginning work on a book dealing with UC students’ experiences during study abroad.

Recent Publications:

Screens and Scenes: Online Multimodal Communication and Intercultural Encounters, co-edited with Christine Develotte. Routledge, 2018.

“Five Principles of a Relational Pedagogy: Integrating Social, Individual, and Material
Dimensions of Language Use,” Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching,
9(1), 2018, pp. 1-14.

Language, Literacy, and Technology. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

“Network-based language learning and teaching,” with Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer, in Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl and Nancy Hornberger (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Third Revised Edition. Heidelberg: Springer (2017).

“The Development of Digital Literacies,” with Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer, in Rosa M. Manchón and Paul Kei Matsuda (eds.) Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter, 2016, pp. 307-328.

“Computer-mediated communication and language learning,” with Paige Ware and Mark Warschauer, in Graham S. Hall (ed.) Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching. New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 542-554.

“Limitations and Boundaries in Language Learning and Technology,” with David Malinowski, in Fiona Farr and Liam Murray (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology. New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 197-209.

“Technology in Language Use, Language Teaching, and Language Learning,” with Dorothy Chun and Bryan Smith. Modern Language Journal, 100, 2016, pp. 64–80.

“Technology as Pharmakon: The Promise and Perils of the Internet for Foreign Language Education,” Modern Language Journal, 98, 1, 2014, pp. 330-347.

“Communicative Grammar and Communicative Competence,” with Claire Kramsch, in Carol A. Chapelle (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Malden, MA: Wiley, 2014.