Trude Heift

Professor

  • Email: heift@sfu.ca
  • Tel: 778-782-3369
  • Office: RCB 8123
  • Personal site: http://www.sfu.ca/~heift
  • Interests: Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Second Language Acquisition, Computational Linguistics and Cognitive Science

Education

  • PhD, Linguistics, Simon Fraser University

Biography

Dr. Heift's primary research interests are Computer-Assisted Language Learning, Applied and Computational Linguistics. Her current projects include the design as well as the evaluation of pedagogical aspects of Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems - computer learning environments for second language learning that make use of Natural Language Processing and techniques of Artificial Intelligence. Her work has been extensively funded by SSHRC (2003-2006, 2007-2010, 2010-2013) and has appeared in journals such as Modern Language Journal, Language Learning & Technology, System, Computer Assisted Language Learning, ReCALL and CALICO. Together with her colleague M. Schulze (University of Waterloo), she also published a monograph entitled Errors and Intelligence in Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Parsers and Pedagogues (Routledge, ISBN 0415361915, 2007). In 2007, she received the Dean's Medal for academic excellence in research, teaching, and service.

Courses

This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.