Olga Griswold

Olga Griswold

Professor of Linguistics and TESOL, English and Modern Languages, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences


PhD, Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles - 2007

EdM, Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University - 1997

BA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Moscow Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russia - 1993

Courses Taught at CPP

ENG 2200 - Introduction to Linguistics

ENG 3210 - Grammar of Modern English

ENG 3211 - Structure of Language

ENG 3212 - Language Acquisition

ENG 4120 - Academic Grammar and Style for Non-Native Speakers of English

ENG 4210 - The History of the English Language

ENG 4211 - Fundamentals of Syntax

ENG 4220 - Language in Society/Sociolinguistics

ENG 4221 - Analysis of Conversation

ENG 5231 - Grammar for TESOL

ENG 5233 - Teaching American English Pronunciation

ENG 5236 - Sociolinguistics (Graduate)

Print and Digital Publications

Griswold, O. & Edlund, J. (2019).  Teaching multilingual writers in a composition classroom. In I. Clark (Ed.), Concepts in Composition: theory and practice in the teaching of writing.  3nd Edition, New York: Routledge.


Griswold, O.    (2017). Verb errors of bilingual and monolingual writers.  CATESOL Journal, 29(2), pp. 1 – 27.


Griswold, O. (2016). Language and body in concert:  a multimodal analysis of the teacher feedback in an adult citizenship classroom. In A. Loring & V. Ramanathan (Eds.), Language, immigration, and naturalization: legal and llinguistic issues, pp. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.


Griswold, O. (2016).  Center stage: direct and indirect reported speech in conversational storytelling.  Issues in Applied Linguistics, 20(1), pp. 1 – 18.


Edlund, J. & Griswold, O. (2012).  Non-native speakers of English.  In I. Clark (Ed.), Concepts in Composition: theory and practice in the teaching of writing.  2nd Edition, pp. 317 – 556.  New York: Routledge.


Griswold, O. V. (2011) The English you need to know: Language ideology in a citizenship classroom.  Linguistics and Education, 22(4), pp. 406 - 418 doi:10.1016/j.linged.2011.08.001 


Griswold, O. V. (2010). Narrating America in adult citizenship classes. TESOL Quarterly, 44(3), 488 - 516.


Griswold, O. V. (2007). Achieving authority: discursive practices in Russian girls’ pretend play.  Research on Language and Social Interaction, 40 (4), pp. 291 – 319.


Griswold, O. V. (2004). Review of Gesture: Visible Action as Utterance by Adam Kendon.  Issues in Applied Linguistics, 14(2), pp. 99 – 100.


Griswold, O. V. (2003). How do you say good-bye?  In K. Bardovi-Harlig & B. Mahan-Taylor, (Eds.).  Teaching Pragmatics. The Department of State, USIS.


Griswold, O. V. (2002). Review of Discourse Analysis in the Language Classroom: Volume I.  The Spoken Language by Heidi Riggenbach.  TESOL Quarterly, 36(4), 639 – 640.


Griswold, O. V. (2001). English Structure for ESL/EFL Teachers: Course Lectures.  CD-ROM.  Seattle, WA: Seattle Pacific University.

Conference Talks

Griswold, O. & Watson, J. (2020). Success beyond ESL classrooms: transferring grammar skills to academic writing. To be presented at the TESOL International Conference in Denver, CO, April 4, 20202. (accepted)


Watson, J. and Griswold, O. (2018). Grammar for college composition: dialogue between writing and language instructors.  TESOL International Conference, Chicago, IL, March 28, 2018.


Griswold, O. (2017) “Teaching Grammar in First Year Composition Classes.” TESOL International Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 24, 2017.


Griswold. O (2016).  “Grammar for Academic Writing: Discursive Strategies,” CATESOL State-wide Conference, San Diego, CA, October, 2016.


Griswold. O. (2105). “The Elusive Perfect: Teaching Verbal Aspect for Academic Writing.” Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference, Los Angeles, CA, April 25, 2015.


Griswold, O. (2014). “Generation 1.5 Learners Use of Verb Tenses in Academic Writing.”  TESOL, Portland, OR, March 29th, 2014. An updated version of talk presented in Oct. 2013 in San Diego, based on a larger data corpus and an updated theoretical analysis.


Griswold, O. (2014) “Generation 1.5 Learners Use of Verb Tenses in Academic Writing.” AAAL, Portland, OR, March 22, Poster presentation.


Griswold, O. (2013). “Generation 1.5 Learners Use of Verb Tenses in Academic Writing.”  CATESOL, San Diego, CA, October 25, 2013.


Griswold, O. (2012).  “Making meaning through gesture, space, and shared lived experiences: a study of natural conversation among low-proficiency adult ESL users.” American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA, March 2012.


Griswold, O. (2011). "ESL in the citizenship classroom: an intertextual analysis of phonological and decoding errors." November 4, 2011.  UCLA Department of Applied Linguistics 2nd Annual Public Conference: Language and Migration.  Los Angeles, CA. (invited)


Griswold, O. (2010). “Why do we call it the Pentagon?” Gestural displays of comprehension in an adult U.S. civics course. 2010 AAAL Conference in Atlanta, GA.


Griswold, O. (2009) Language and body in conflict: teacher feedback on students’ displays of knowledge in an adult ESL/Citizenship classroom.  AAAL Conference, Denver, CO.


Griswold, O., & Hilles, S. (2009). "Making grammar instruction relevant and fun."  A pre-convention institute delivered at the CATESOL Statewide Conference, Pasadena, CA.


Griswold, O. (2008). "Narrating America: second language socialization in citizenship classrooms".  TESOL Convention, New York, NY.


Griswold, O. (2008). "Passing the citizenship test: linguistic error correction as a tool of second language socialization in adult citizenship classrooms".  AAAL Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.


Griswold, O. (2007). "Teaching basic English in a citizenship classroom: a language socialization perspective."  TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA. 


Griswold, O. (2005). "Achieving authority: discursive practices in Russian pre-adolescent girls’ pretend play".  The 9th International Pragmatics Association Conference, Riva Del Garda, Italy. (read by Dr. Marjorie H. Goodwin on the author's behalf).


Griswold, O. (2004). "Reported speech as an interactional resource in English conversational storytelling".  AAAL Conference, Portland, OR.


Griswold, O. (2004). "On some functions of gesture in constructive a narrative as an interactive experience".  CLIC/LISO Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 


Griswold, O. & Schneider, P. (2000).  "Assessing academic language for teacher trainers. Interest Section discussion." TESOL Convention, Vancouver, BC.