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G. Richard Tucker Fellowship

The Tucker fellowship was established in 1992 in honor of Dr. G. Richard Tucker, CAL’s president from 1979 to 1991 and currently Paul Mellon University Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. One of the most positive effects of this fellowship is the opportunity to work in an apprentice-like fashion in a real-world way with scholars who are experts in their field.

The Tucker Fellowship is awarded periodically to a masterís or doctoral student working in a language-related field. CAL does not expect to award a Tucker Fellowship for 2011. Please check back in late 2011 for an update on plans for 2012.

For further information, contact Deborah Kennedy at the Center for Applied Linguistics by phone at 202-362-0700 or via email.


2010-2011 Tucker Fellow

Maneka Deanna Brooks is a doctoral candidate in educational linguistics at Stanford University School of Education. She holds a bachelorís degree in psychology and a masterís degree in secondary bilingual education from Loyola Marymount University. Before beginning her doctoral program, Maneka was a high school social studies teacher in Los Angeles, California.

Maneka completed her residency at CAL in March of 2011. While at CAL, she conducted an in-depth literature review of linguistic research on Latino varieties of English in the United States and explored critical approaches to applied linguistic research. The work she completed as a Tucker Fellow is foundational to her dissertation research that will begin in August of 2011.


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