We are a multifaceted applied linguistics department that focuses on post-secondary/adult language learning, teaching, and use. Our faculty specialize in a number of subdisciplines including second language (L2) acquisition, L2 writing, sociolinguistics, language assessment, corpus linguistics, educational technology, and L2 teacher education.
- Dissertation AwardYeon Joo Jung was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Grant by the International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) for her work on “The role of socially-mediated alignment in the development of second language grammar and vocabulary: Comparing face-to-face and synchronous mobile-mediated communication”News
- Department to host AACL 2018We are excited to host the American Association for Corpus Linguistics in 2018! The official conference announcement is out — and with it a list of the wonderful keynote speakers we were able to recruit for including Tony Berber Sardinha, Bethany Gray, and Stefan Gries!News
- PhD student Cynthia Berger accepts new position at DuolingoCongratulations to PhD candidate Cindy Berger, who has just accepted a full-time position as “Applied Linguist,” her official title, at Duolingo in Pittsburgh where she’ll be working on the development of innovative language learning apps!News