Modern Languages

Language study teaches you to think critically and analytically, and introduces you to ways in which other cultures construct thought and make meaning. Our courses integrate culture, history, literature, and other creative productions into the learning experience, and introduce you to business discourse.

Faculty

Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Maria Jose Abregu
  • Laura Albanese
  • Linda F Ausiello
  • Amy Bonnici Bodah
  • Ellen Conroy
  • Margarita Dempsey
  • Qi Dong
  • Josefa Dougal
  • Brittney Kondratiev
  • Yuri V Kondratiev
  • Jane Perry
  • Karen Sweetland-Dion
Houston, Anthony

Anthony Houston

Associate Professor, Modern Language
Faculty Suite F, Room F-2406
thouston@bryant.edu


Ph D, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, MA University of Kentucky
BA, University of Kentucky

Spanish for business, formal and applied linguistics, education, philosophy, humanism

Formal and applied linguistics, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition and teaching, language classroom discourse, communication strategies, task-based instruction, computer-assisted language learning, international business education, cognition, philosophy, humanism

  • Northeast Modern Language Association
  • Rhode Island Foreign Language Association
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • 2017, The Stephen A. Freeman Award
  • 2014, Summer Research Grant
  • 2012, Bryant University Research Sabbatical
  • 2011, Mentor of the Year
  • 2007, Summer Research Grant
  • 2004, VOICES Grant
  • 2003, Melon Grant
  • 2000, Summer Stipend

Houston, A., Managing Depth and Breadth in the Business Spanish Course, Hispania, 2015.

Houston, A., Renaissance Humanism: Obscurantist Impieties, Philo, 2014.

Houston, A., The U.S. Constitution Guarantees Freedom from Religion, Greenhaven Press, 2014.

Houston, A., Friis, Ronald & Tatiana Séeligman. Doble vía: Comunicación en español. Boston: Heinle Cengage, 2012, Pp. 270. $78.95, paper. ISBN 0-49591-509-2, Modern Language Journal, 2013.

Houston, A., Beyond Accreditation: An Assessment Model for University Foreign Language Programs, Regwell Press, 2012.

Houston, A., Affective Structured Input Online: How Authentic Are Learner Responses?, Hispania, 2010.

Houston, A., Retrofitted Materials for WebCT: Guidelines for Authors, Web Designers and Users, CALICO Journal , 2007.

Saint Louis University, T. P., Houston, A., Mindful Learning and Second Language Acquisition, Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2007.

Houston, A., Communication Strategies in the Foreign Language Classroom, Applied Language Learning , 2006.

Houston, A., Cuaderno de trabajo electrónico to accompany Dos Mundos, 5 Ed. Adapted for WebCT by Joseph Feustle., Hispania, 2006.

Houston, A., Manual de actividades que acompaña Sol y viento: Beginning Spanish, McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Houston, A., Outcomes Assessment for Beginning and Intermediate Spanish: One Program's Process and Results, Foreign Language Annals, 2005.

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, V. B., Houston, A., Contextual Effects in Processing L2 Input Sentences, Spanish Applied Linguistics, 1998.

Houston, A., Sentence Processing in Spanish as a Second Language: A Study of Word Order and Background Knowledge, Cascadilla Press, 1997.

Houston, A., By Sovereignty of Nature: Honor, Power, and Status in Shakespeare's Coriolanus, Evolutionary Studies in Imaginative Culture.

Houston, A., Star-Crossed Lovers and Shakespeare’s Humanism: What’s In Two Names?, Philosophy and Literature.

Houston, A., Kondratiev, Y., Misuraca, E., Renaissance Humanism and the First-Year Seminar.

Houston, A., Sol y viento: Beginning Spanish Audio CD Program, 3rd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2012.

Houston, A., Bowles, Melissa A. The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research. New York: Routledge, 2010, The Modern Language Journal, 2011.

Houston, A., Sol y viento: Beginning Spanish Audio CD Program, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2009.

Houston, A., Manual de actividades que acompaña Sol y viento: En breve, McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Houston, A., Manual de actividades que acompaña Sol y viento: En breve, McGraw-Hill, 2008.

Saint Louis University, T. P., Houston, A., Mindfulness and Communicative Language Teaching, Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2007.

Houston, A., Cuaderno de trabajo electrónico to accompany ¿Sabías que...?, 4 Ed. Adapted for WebCT by Joseph Feustle., Hispania, 2005.

Houston, A., WebCT Workbook for ¿Qué te parece? , McGraw-Hill, 2001.