Gerry Russo

Instructor, English Language Studies Department

Gerry Russo

Email: gerry.russo@dal.ca


Education

  • Ph. D. Applied Linguistics (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • MA Italian Language and Literature (Middlebury College, Vermont, USA)
  • A. B. English Literature (Dartmouth College, New Hampshire USA)

Area (s) of Specialization            

  • Metaphorical Competence and Conceptual Fluency in adult second language learning.
  • English idioms, expressions and their origins.
  • Multi word verbs, phrasal verbs, prepositional verbs
  • History of the English language; History of the Italian language

Achievements

  • 1995 Middlebury College Summer Research Fellowship in Second Language Acquisition

Selected Publications and Media             

  • Russo, G. A. (1997). A conceptual fluency framework for the teaching of Italian as a second language. [Unpublished doctoral dissertation]. University of Toronto.
  • Russo, G. (2018, Fall). Literally speaking: Shedding Light on Prepositions II. TESL NS Newsletter. https://teslns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/TESLNS_Fall_2018_1.pdf
  • Russo, G. (2018, Spring). Literally speaking: Shedding Light on Prepositions: I. TESL NS Newsletter. https://teslns.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/TESLNS_Spring_2018_Newsletter.pdf
  • Russo, G. (2017, Fall). Literally speaking: Of hobbies, pools and joy. TESL NS Newsletter. https://teslnovascotia.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/teslns_fall_2017.pdf
  • Russo, G. (2017, Spring). Literally speaking: Under pressure. TESL NS Newsletter. https://teslnovascotia.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/teslns_may_2017_final5.pdf

Teaching

  • OLCD-DEAP0009-English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Foundations 1 - Listening and Speaking
  • OLCD-DEAP0010-English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Foundations 2 - Listening and Speaking
  • OLCD-DEAP0010-English for Academic Purposes (EAP): Foundations 2 - Reading and Writing
  • OLCD-DEAP0011-EAP 1 - Listening and Speaking
  • OLCD-DEAP0011-EAP 1 - Reading and Writing
  • OLCD-DEAP0012-EAP 2 - Listening and Speaking
  • OLCD-DEAP0012-EAP 2 - Reading and Writing
  • OLCD-DEAP0032-English Pronunciation