Research and Development
Lisa Russell-Pinson, Ph.D. founded Linguistica Consulting in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2004 to meet the growing demand for quality language services. Lisa earned her B.A. cum laude in English from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and her M.S. and Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Georgetown University; both her Master's thesis and doctoral dissertation included analyses of professional and academic texts, as well as insights for teaching English for specific purposes (ESP) at the tertiary level. While a graduate student at Georgetown, she was a test development specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, where she worked on a variety of language assessments. Lisa has also taught English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) to adult learners in a number of contexts, including university and community-college settings and the workplace; in addition, she has been involved in ESL and EFL professional development in the U.S., the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Prior to founding Linguistica Consulting, Lisa was a postdoctoral fellow in the Applied Linguistics Program at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she managed an OELA-funded teacher-training initiative, Project MORE.
Lisa's research interests include ESP (especially curricular and materials design), medical discourse, health literacy, corpus linguistics and teacher training. She has presented her work at a variety of conferences, including the American Association of Applied Corpus Linguistics (AAACL), American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and Teachers of English as a Foreign or Other Language (TESOL); she has also published her work in a number of academic books, journals and conference proceedings (see below). A former French minor, she still retains reading fluency in that language and has also studied Old English, Irish Gaelic, Thai, Czech/Slovak and American Sign Language; she is currently working to improve her Spanish. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys being with her family and friends, making jewelry and traveling.
Davis, B., Russell-Pinson, L. and Smith, M. (forthcoming). Collaboration in ESP: Towards producing a multilingual, multicultural nursing assistant workforce. ESP Across Cultures.
Davis, B. and Russell-Pinson, L. (forthcoming). Extending ESL Training to Content-Area Teachers: Project MORE. Nexus: A Journal for Teachers in Development.
Davis, B. and Russell-Pinson, L. (2007). One Corpus, Two Contexts: Intersections of content-area teacher training and medical education. In E. Fitzpatrick (ed.), Corpus Linguistics Beyond the Word: Corpus Research from Phrase to Discourse. Amsterdam, Holland: Rodopi.
Davis, B. and Russell-Pinson, L. (2006). The Charlotte Narrative and Conversation Collection: Oral narratives as web-delivered resource for teachers. Southern Journal of Linguistics, 28.1/2: 101-113.
Davis, B. and Russell-Pinson, L. (2005). Going + to: An Example of Using a Regional Corpus to Answer Questions in Preparing Healthcare Materials. Teaching English Language Learners Journal, 2: 1-15.
Russell-Pinson, L. and Moore, L. (2005). Understanding Text about Alzheimer's Dementia. In B. Davis (ed.), Alzheimer Talk, Text and Context: Identifying communication enhancement. New York, NY: Palgrave-Macmillan.
Russell-Pinson, L. (2005). Introduction to Health Literacy. Health Literacy Lesson Plans for Adult English Language Learners. Charlotte, NC: Central Piedmont Community College.
Russell-Pinson, L. (2005). Here Comes the Sun: Detecting and preventing skin cancer. Health Literacy Lesson Plans for Adult English Language Learners. Charlotte, NC: Central Piedmont Community College.
Davis, B. and Russell-Pinson, L. (2004). Corpora and Concordancing for Content-Area Teachers: Project MORE. In U. Connor and T. Upton (eds.), Applied Corpus Linguistics: A multidimensional perspective. Amsterdam, Holland: Rodopi.
Davis, B. and Russell-Pinson, L. (2003). The Charlotte Narrative and Conversation Collection: Multilingual, multi-purpose. Proceedings from the Asia-Pacific Association for Multimedia Assisted Language Learning (APAMALL) 2003 Annual Conference. Chia-Yi City, Taiwan: APAMALL.
Davis, B., Russell-Pinson, L., Moore, L. and Chuang, Y. (2002). Corpus Analysis as Benefit to Health Care for Alzheimer's Disease. Proceedings from the Republic of China Multimedia English Learning and Instruction Association (ROCMELIA) 2002 Annual Conference. Kaohsiung City, Taiwan: ROCMELIA.