Loretta Fernandez
Visiting Scholar

Loretta Fernandez, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Leading in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in foreign language pedagogy, sociocultural theory, systemic functional linguistics, and qualitative research methods. Email: lof7@pitt.edu

School Affiliations

Recent Publications

Fernandez, L. & Donato, R. (2020) Interacting with SCOBAs: Beginner learners of foreign language use of a pedagogical tool. Language and Sociocultural Theory. 7 (1).
Fernandez, L. (2018) Qualitative Interview Analysis: The Use of Systemic Functional Linguistics to Reveal Functional Meanings. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 19 (3), art. 6. [international open source peer reviewed journal]. The article explains how to use Systemic Functional Linguistics to analyze qualitative interview texts.
Loretta Fernandez


University of Pittsburgh
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