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Sarut Supasiraprapa
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SARUT SUPASIRAPRAPA

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Sarut received his Bachelor's in Economics from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, and an M.A. in TESOL from Michigan State University.  After he graduated from the master's program in 2010, he taught academic and business English writing at Chulalongkorn University Language Institute and was also a test item writer for the institute's language testing center.  He joined the SLS program in fall 2013.

Sarut is interested in second language acquisition, particularly from the usage-based perspective, and conducted a research study investigating prototype effects of the English transitive semantics in ESL learners. His current project investigates collocation knowledge and vocabulary depth of Thai learners of English. In addition, he is interested in second language writing, particularly academic writing of advanced ESL learners, as well as pedagogical grammar.

Sarut previously worked as a research assistant for Dr. Peter De Costa in projects on research ethics in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics scales. Since Fall 2014, he has been teaching an undergraduate course in pedagogical grammar (LLT346) as part of his assistantship assignment.