Michael  D  Winans,   MA TESOL

Linguistics and Applied Linguistics PhD candidate 
English Dept. Teaching Associate

RPCV Albania 2015 - 2016


Tel: 916.343.8609

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I am currently a PhD candidate at Arizona State University in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and a Teaching Associate in the English Department where I teach courses on composition and linguistics. I am interested in the academic journey of graduate students and teachers realizing the full spectrum of career opportunities upon graduation. I completed a graduate certificate for computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in Spring 2020 which is a primary research interest. Other areas include the nexus of language, globalization, and the internet and professionalization of students during second language teacher education (SLTE) courses. My dissertation focuses on the socialization of these students and their resulting professionalization.

Recent Publications


Winans, M. D. (2021). Grammarly’s tone detector: Writing pragmatically appropriate emails. Special Issue on English medium instruction in transnational institutions. RELC Journal 52(2), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1177/00336882211010506

Winans, M. D., Romero Pino, B., & Zhang, X. (2021). Pandemic conferencing: Implications for future virtual exchange. AAALGrads Newsletter Spring 2021. American Association for Applied Linguistics.


Winans, M. D. (2021). Practical solutions for building community online. On CALL: The TESOL IS Newsletter, March. Reprinted In: English Teachers’ Association of Israel Forum, 32(1).

Winans, M. D. (2020). Email requests: Politeness evaluations by instructors from diverse language backgrounds. Language Learning & Technology, 24(2), 104-118. https://www.lltjournal.org/item/3152 

Winans, M. D. (2020). Language technology review: Busuu language learning application. CALICO Journal, 37(1), 117-126. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1558/cj.37781


Winans, M. D. (2017). To have and to hold high expectations for student writing. In P. Quirke (Ed.) Voices from the TESOL classroom series: Insider accounts of classroom life. Adult education vol. (pp. 51-56), Arlington, VA: TESOL Press.

Winans, M. D. (2014). Becoming a cultural informant for multilingual students: How schema affects understanding and writing. The writing center tutoring book. California State University, Sacramento: Reading and Writing Center.

In Press

Winans, M. D. (in Press). Why do grammar rules exist, and when can we break those rules? Top Questions, Ask-a-Writer. Arizona State University.

Revise & Resubmit/Review

Winans, M. D. Dynamics of English in the digital age: Global, local, and functional modulation. The Journal of English as a Lingua Franca.

In Preparation/Revision

Winans, M. D. The myth of standard English and why it matters for equitable teaching.

Winans, M. D., & Shin-Winans, D. Using Grammarly for dynamic written corrective feedback (DWCF): Reducing L2 writer dependence and teacher workload.


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