Jonathon Reinhardt
Assistant Professor
Director, English Language/Linguistics
Affiliate Faculty, Second Language Acquisition & Teaching
Courtesy Faculty, Linguistics

Department of English
University of Arizona
1423 E. University Blvd. rm. 445
Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA

office: Modern Languages Building rm. 473
phone: 520-621-1836

Welcome to my homepage. I'm an Assistant Professor at U of A, Director of the English Language/Linguistics program, and affiliate faculty in the Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching interdisciplinary program. My B.A. is in German from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, my M.A. is in Applied Linguistics from University of Illinois at Chicago, and my Ph.D. is in Applied Linguistics from Penn State. My research is in applied linguistics and second/foreign language (L2) education, especially technology-mediated L2 learning and teaching. My background is in teaching English as a second/foreign language (ESL/EFL)--I've taught all ages at a Japanese language conversation school, adults in American Intensive English programs, students at a bilingual Japanese college, and ESL composition students at an American university. I speak German, some Japanese, and a little French, although I do research on L2 pedagogy in other languages, too.

Curriculum Vitae (December 2012)


My primary area of research is technology in L2 education, specifically digital gaming, digital literacies, social networking, and technology-mediated interaction. Here's a bibliography on technology in L2 education, including journals, introductory articles, theoretical and practical texts with reviews, and online resources on the field. I've also put together a collection of Web 2.0 and CMC resources for TELL. Every year I teach a course on these topics, English/SLAT 589: Internet Technologies in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning.

  • My secondary area of research is corpus linguistics and second/foreign language education, especially corpus-informed curriculum design and language for specific purposes. This recent invited article on the potential of corpus-informed pedagogy offers a summary of the field. Most recently I have an article in press that applies a multidimensional genre analysis to office hours consultations and introduces a new model for understanding interactional politeness and power negotiation. My work in the area stems from my dissertation, which has resulted in several articles in this area. In this article on directives usage by ITAs, I present my main dissertation findings, that ITAs in training, as a group, make less use of choice and involvement appeals in directives than do experts. Analysis of individual usage shows evidence of pragmatic development. In this co-authored article on a corpus-informed unit based on sociocultural theoretical principles, based on my dissertation, we present the unit of instruction I developed to teach directives use to International Teaching Assistants (ITAs).

  • Courses Taught

    University of Arizona Graduate Courses

    University of Arizona Undergraduate Courses




    Sykes, J. & Reinhardt, J. (in press). Language at play: Digital game-mediated foreign language teaching and learning. New York: Pearson.

    Guest Edited Special Issue

    Reinhardt, J. & Sykes, J. (in progress, to appear in 2014). Game and play activity in technology-mediated L2 teaching and learning. Special Issue of Language Learning and Technology.

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Reinhardt, J. & Ryu, J. (accepted). Using social networking to develop pragmatic awareness in elementary Korean. International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching.

    Reinhardt, J. (in press). An applied genre analysis of office hours consultations. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics.

    Reinhardt, J. & Zander, V. (2011). Social networking in an intensive English program classroom: A language socialization perspective. CALICO Journal, 28(2), pp. 326-344. PDF (truncated)*

    Reinhardt, J. (2010). Directives in office hour consultations: A corpus-informed investigation of learner and expert usage. English for Specific Purposes, 29, pp. 94-107. PDF

    Thorne, S. L. and Reinhardt, J. (2008). "Bridging activities," new media literacies and advanced foreign language proficiency. CALICO Journal, 25(3): 558-572. PDF

    Reinhardt, J. and Nelson, B. (2004). Instructor use of online language learning resources: A survey of socio-institutional and motivational factors. ReCALL, 16 (2), 292-307. PDF

    Belz, J. A. and Reinhardt, J. (2004). Aspects of advanced foreign language proficiency: Internet-mediated German language play. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. 14 (3), 324-362. PDF

    Reinhardt, J. and Isbell, K. (2002). Building web literacy skills. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2 (2). webpage

    Chapters in Edited Volumes

    Reinhardt, J. & Chen, H. (in press). An ecological analysis of social networking site-mediated identity development. In M.-N. Lamy and K. Zourou (Eds.), Social Networking for Language Learning. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Reinhardt, J. & Sykes, J. (2012). Conceptualizing digital game-mediated L2 learning and pedagogy: Bame-enhanced and game-based research and practice In H. Reinders (Ed.), Digital Games in Language Learning and Teaching, 32-49. Palgrave Macmillan.

    Reinhardt, J. (2012). Accommodating divergent frameworks in analysis of technology-mediated interaction. In M. Dooly and R. O'Dowd (Eds.), Researching Online Interaction and Exchange in Foreign Language Education: Current Trends and Issues, 45-77. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

    Reinhardt, J. & Thorne, S. (2011). Beyond comparisons: Frameworks for developing digital L2 literacies. In N. Arnold and L. Ducate (Eds.), Present and Future Promises of CALL: From Theory and Research to New Directions in Language Teaching, 257-280. San Marcos, TX: CALICO. PDF (truncated)*

    Sykes, J., Reinhardt, J., & Thorne, S. (2010). Multiuser digital gaming as sites for research and practice. In F. Hult (Ed.) Directions and Prospects for Educational Linguistics. New York: Springer. PDF

    Reinhardt, J. (2008). Negotiating meaningfulness: An enhanced perspective on interaction in computer-mediated foreign language learning environments. In S. Magnan (Ed.), Mediating Discourse Online, 219-244. Amsterdam: Benjamins. PDF

    Thorne, S. L., Reinhardt, J., and Golombek, P. (2008). Mediation as objectification in the development of professional discourse: A corpus-informed curricular innovation. In J. Lantolf & M. Poehner (eds.), Sociocultural Theory and the Teaching of Second Languages, 256-284. London: Equinox. PDF

    Isbell, K. and Reinhardt, J. (2000). Web integration: A model for task-based learning. In E. Hanson-Smith (ed.), Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments: Case Studies in TESOL Practice Series, 45-55. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

    Isbell, K. and Reinhardt, J. (1999). A web-integrated course: A shared perception? The Language Teacher, 23 (12), 19-23, 32.

    Reviews, Conference Proceedings, Invited Journal Pieces, and Other Publications

    Reinhardt, J. (in press). Digital game-mediated foreign language teaching and learning: Myths, realities, and opportunities. Proceedings of the International Confference on University Language Learning in the 21st Century. Language Learning in Higher Education.

    Reinhardt, J. (2012). Review of Meskill & Anthony's Teaching Languages Online. Canadian Modern Language Review/La revue canadienne des langues vivantes, 68 (4), 455-457

    Reinhardt, J. (2012). Potentials for digital game-mediated foreign language teaching and learning. Invited Contribution, Fremdsprachen und Hochschule, 85, 157-173.

    Reinhardt, J. (2007). Directives usage by ITAs: An applied learner corpus analysis. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. The Pennsylvania State University. PDF

    Reinhardt, J. (2010). Viewpoints: The potential of corpus-informed pedagogy. Invited Contribution, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics. 3(1), 239-252. PDF

    Reinhardt, J. and Thorne, S. (2007). Synchronous computer-mediated communication, blogs, and wikis: A manual for professional teacher development. CALPER professional development series. PDF

    Reinhardt, J. (2004). Review of Carol Chapelle's English Language Learning and Technology. Linguist List, 15 (1971), 7 July 2004. webpage

    Reinhardt, J. and Isbell, K. (2002). The recycling research documentary: A technology-integrated project. TESOL Journal, 11 (3), 41-42.

    Reinhardt, J. (2001). Promoting On-line Resources: the LRC Homepage. IALL Journal of Language Learning Technologies, 33 (2), 71-74.

    Reinhardt, J. and Isbell, K. (2000). The E-Dictionary and The I-Dictionary. In K. Ryan (Ed.) Recipes for Wired Teachers, 76-79. Tokyo: JALT.

    Reinhardt, J. and Isbell, K. (1999). Teaching in Cyberspace: Tales from the Trenches. TESOL Matters, 9 (5), 17.

    * Please note that I cannot offer the full version of recent articles (up to 2 years old) on this website because of copyright restrictions. If you would like the full version of a recent publication, but cannot secure it through a library or other means, please contact me directly and I'll be happy to send it to you.