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Department ofModern Languages and Literatures

Tripp Strawbridge

Tripp Strawbridge
Assistant Professor

Tripp Strawbridge holds a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics (University of Minnesota, 2020), with an emphasis in second language acquisition. His work examines how university students acquire Spanish as a second language in study abroad, and how this language learning is influenced by the nature of students’ social relationships. Prof. Strawbridge’s research also analyzes the way that university students learn Spanish through the use of technology (computer-mediated communication), particularly in video-based language partner exchanges. Prof. Strawbridge also works as Editorial Assistant at the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching, and is a certified tester for the ACTFL Spanish Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). Before coming to SCU, he worked as Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Kansas State University, where he taught courses in Spanish conversation, English<>Spanish translation, Business Spanish, and linguistics.

Research Interests:

  • Second language acquisition (SLA)
  • Study abroad
  • Language learning and technology
  • Language proficiency assessment
  • Introduction to Spanish Language & Culture II
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Business Spanish

Selected Publications:

  • Strawbridge, T. (2021). Modern language: Interaction in conversational NS-NNS video SCMC eTandem exchanges. Language Learning and Technology, 25(2), 94–110.

  • Strawbridge, T., Soneson, D., & Griffith, C. (2019). Lasting effects of pre-university language exposure on undergraduate proficiency. Foreign Language Annals, 52(4), 776–797.

  • Strawbridge, T. (2019). The big picture: A same-writer bilingual analysis of L1 English-L2 Spanish written syntactic complexity. In H. Wilson, N. King, N. Park, & K. Childress (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum (pp. 162–174). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.