Martin Guardado, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Linguistics Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Arts - Linguistics Dept
Email
guardado@ualberta.ca
Address
4-44 Assiniboia Hall
9137 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E7

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Sociocultural linguistics and applied linguistics


About

Areas of Expertise

  • Heritage language socialization and maintenance
  • Ethnographic methods
  • Discourse/ interactional analysis
  • TESL, EAP, TBLT
  • Technology and education
  • Internationalization of higher education
  • Action research

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Dr. Guardado is an applied and sociocultural linguist investigating language socialization and literacy practices within immigrant communities in Canada, with a particular focus on the development and maintenance of heritage languages. Recent and current funded projects include investigating multilingualism among Japanese families in Montreal, as well as families using a variety of languages in Alberta, Canada. A current funded project focuses on the revitalization of Pipil Náhuat in El Salvador, a critically-endangered Indigenous language with fewer than 100 fluent elderly speakers.

Dr. Guardado started his career in education as a teaching assistant in the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1982. Since that time, he has taught courses in language and culture, language socialization, as well as ESL/EFL to all levels and age groups in the United States, El Salvador and Canada. He has also taught public school teachers, student teachers, graduate students, and international students in community colleges and universities both in El Salvador and in Canada. He obtained a secondary school teaching diploma and a B. A. (honours) in TEFL from Universidad Francisco Gavidia in El Salvador, a TESOL in-service Diploma from Vancouver Community College, a Masters in TESL, and a Ph.D in Applied Linguistics from The University of British Columbia.


Awards and grants

2020-2022 — McCalla Professorship, University of Alberta, $20,000

2019-2024 — Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Insight Grant, Heritage Language Ideologies, Policies and Practices: An Examination of Linguistically Mixed Families in Alberta, $95,000, Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Guardado (Co-Investigator: Rika Tsushima)

2020-2021 — Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Partnership Engage Grant, Language Revitalization in El Salvador: Investigating the Feasibility of a Collaborative Intervention with the Indigenous Community of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, $25,000, Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Guardado. Research Team: Dr. Jorge Lemus, Co-Investigator (Universidad Don Bosco, El Salvador); Dr. Yvonne Lam, Collaborator (MLCS, Faculty of Arts, U of A); Rika Tsushima, Collaborator (Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Extension, U of A)

2020-2021 — Office of the Vice-President (Research & Innovation) Special Initiative Grant, $30,000, Investigating Heritage Languages in Alberta: A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Parental Strategies, Child Identities and Linguistic Features. Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Guardado. Research Team: Dr. Yvonne Lam (MLCS, Faculty of Arts, U of A), Dr. Evangelia Daskalaki (Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, U of A), and Rika Tsushima (Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Extension, U of A)

2019-2020 — Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) Research Team Grant, $7,500, A Multifaceted Examination of Parental Strategies, Child Identities and Linguistic Features Surrounding Heritage Languages in Alberta, Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Guardado. Research Team: Dr. Yvonne Lam (MLCS, Faculty of Arts, U of A), Dr. Evangelia Daskalaki (Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, U of A), and Rika Tsushima (Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Extension, U of A)

2014-2016 — Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS) Research Team Grant, $7,500, Information Seeking and Diffusion Among Chinese Immigrant Women in Alberta, University of Alberta. Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Guardado. Research Team: Dr. Solina Richter (Faculty of Nursing, U of A), Dr. Louanne Keenan (Community Engaged Research, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, U of A), and Dr. Yuping Mao (Media and Communication, Erasmus University, The Netherlands)

2014-2015 — Vice-President (Research) Special SSHRC Grant, $7,984, Principal Investigator, Allophone Mothers: Japanese Female Immigrants’ Perspectives on Heritage Language in a Multilingual Canadian City, University of Alberta, Principal Investigator: Dr. Martin Guardado; Co-Investigator: Rika Tsushima (Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Extension, U of A)

2013 — Lifelong Learning Award: Research and Scholarship, Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta

2010-2012 — Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Standard Research Grant, Spanish Language Socialization in Edmonton, $29,625, Principal Investigator

2008 — Ann Hawson Memorial Prize for Dissertation in Modern Language Education, Language and Literacy Education Department, University of British Columbia

2007 — Joseph Katz Memorial Award for Multicultural Education, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

2007 — Faculty of Education Graduate Student Research Grant, University of British Columbia

2005 — Ph.D. Tuition Fee Award, University of British Columbia

2003-2005 — Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)– Three-year Doctoral Fellowship, University of British Columbia

2004 — Ph.D. Tuition Fee Award, University of British Columbia

2003 — Ph.D. Tuition Fee Award, University of British Columbia

2001 — Best Graduate Student Paper Award-The Canadian Modern Language Review

Travel Awards

2005 — AILA 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, Madison, Wisconsin

2005 — Graduate Student Conference Travel Award, Faculty of Education, UBC

2006 — The Canadian Modern Language Review Student Presentation Award


Research

Research Interests

  • Language socialization in home, school and community settings
  • Multilingualism/ trilingualism; interlingual families
  • Community-based research
  • Heritage languages and metapragmatics
  • Heritage languages and cosmopolitanism
  • TESL and technology
  • Task-Based Language Teaching
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Short-term study abroad
  • Global citizenship/ competence


Publications

"Global Jinzai" and short-term study abroad: Expectations, readiness and realities

Author(s): Martin Guardado, Rika Tsushima
Publication Date: 5/31/2021
Publication: Book Chapter In S. R. Schecter & C. E. James (Eds.), Critical Approaches Toward a Cosmopolitan Education. ISBN 9780367347635
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/y5nwuppo

The Many Faces of Multilingualism - Language Status, Learning and Use Across Contexts. New York & Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Author(s): Piotr Romanowski, Martin Guardado
Publication Date: 11/1/2020
Publication: Book
External Link: https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/560924

Curriculum Development in English for Academic Purposes - A Guide to Practice. London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Author(s): Martin Guardado, Justine Light
Publication Date: 5/29/2020
Publication: Book
External Link: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030474676

“Rules … I Want Someone to Make Them Clear”: Japanese Mothers in Montreal Talk about Multilingual Parenting

Author(s): Rika Tsushima, Martin Guardado
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: Journal of Language, Identity & Education
External Link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15348458.2019.1645017?journalCode=hlie20

Discourse, Ideology and Heritage Language Socialization: Micro and Macro Perspectives. New York & Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Author(s): Martin Guardado
Publication Date: 4/1/2018
Publication: Book
External Link: https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/207931?rskey=qKgKDx&result=1

Spanish as a Minority/Heritage Language in Canada and the UK

Author(s): Martin Guardado
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Book: The Routledge Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage/Minority Language
External Link: https://tinyurl.com/m8ctyx7