Faculty profile

Jean Ann



234 Wilber Hall
Jean Ann head shot


  • Nonaka, Angela, Jean Ann & Keiko Sagara.  2020.  Linguistic & Cultural Design Features of the Manujal Syllabary in Japan.  Visible Language. v. 54, n. 1-2, 31-64.
  • Ann, Jean. 2016. “‘Back in St. Olaf…’: American Dialects in The Golden Girls.” In Watching TV with a Linguist.  Fågersten, Kristy Beers. 66-84. (Ed.). Syracuse University Press: Syracuse, NY. 
  • Ann, Jean. 2014. A linguist’s family artifacts: memories of language and identity. In Second and third generation: integration and identity in children of migrants and mixed couples. Marchesini, Simona, Nicoletta Martinelli, Anna Paini, Mariaclara Rossi (Eds.) 169-177. On-line publication for Progetto Alteritas. Verona, Italy.
  • Ann, Jean.  2006.  Frequency of occurrence and ease of articulation in sign language handshapes: the Taiwanese example. Gallaudet University Press: Washington, DC. 


  • 2/20     "Teachers' View on Language and Literacy Development."  A talk presented with Long Peng at Conference for Academic Resaerch in Education (CARE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2/20     "Using Contrastive Analysis (CA) to teach ELLs using Young Adult Literature (YAL)."  A talk presented with Long Peng at Conference for Academic Research in Education (CARE), Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1/20     "Puzzles in second language learning in young adult literature."  A talk presented at Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.  I the Linguistics in the School Curriculum (LiSC)  session entitled Meeting Teachers Where They Are: Linguistics at School.
  • 5/19     "Teaching phnology through comedy."  A talk presented wtih Taylor Miller at the Fringe Meeting (Teaching Phonology: The state of the Art) of the Mangchester Phonolgy Meeting (mfm 27), University of      Manchester, United Kingdom
  • 10/18     "Psst! Written English is trying to tell you something!" A talk presented at The Reading League Conference in Syracuse, New York. 

Awards and honors

  • 1/21   $16,500 TIP Grant (with Peng, Russo & Knack) for new TESOL Program iPads, SUNY Oswego
  • 3/20     $2,250 Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity Grant for Japan's manual syllabary, SUNY Oswego
  • 3/16     Creative Wrting Residency-Alternate, Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca, NY 


  • Ph.D.       University of Arizona  1987-1993, Tucson, AZ, Linguistics.  Major: Phonology     Minor: Syntax
  • M.A.         SUNY Stony Brook    1985-1986, Stony Brook, NY, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • B.A.         SUNY Stony Brook    1978-1980, Stony Brook, NY, Major: Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Minors: Women's Studies, Linguistics, magna cum laude