Description: Corpus linguistics is the study of language using natural samples of language data (corpora).
Description: Discourse Analysis focuses on various approaches to analyze writing, speech, and communicative events.
Description: Educational technology involves the use of technology to teach or research language related skills.
English for Specific Purpose
Description: English for specific purposes is the study of teaching and learning of discourse in specific communities (e.g., academic or occupational communities).
L2 Teacher Development
Description: L2 Teacher Education examine theory, research, and practice in the professional development of second language and foreign language teachers (e.g., Teachers of English to speakers of other languages; teachers of other second and foreign languages)
Description: Language assessment focuses on the assessment of first or second language speakers in school or workplace environments.
Lexicon and Phraseology
Description: Lexical and phraseology studies examine how people acquire and use words and combinations of words.
L2 Pronunciation examines how people acquire and use the phonological system of a new language (e.g., the pronunciation of English as either a second, foreign, or international language)
Description: Psycholinguistics is the study of the cognitive mechanisms that allow people to comprehend, use, acquire, produce and story language.
Qualitative Research Methods
Description: Qualitative research employs a wide range of naturalistic inquiry methods and interpretive practices informed by postmodernist theory.
Quantitative Research Methods
Description: Quantitative studies is the systematic and empirical examination of observable data through mathematical, statistical, and computational methods.
Second Language Acquisition
Description: Second language acquisition is the study of the processes that people use to learn a second language.
Second Language Writing
Description: Second language writing is the study of how non-native speakers of English develop writing proficiency in academic, personal, or workplace settings.
Sociolinguistics and Intercultural Communication
Description: Sociolinguistics is the study of variation in language form and use that is associated with social, situational, attitudinal, temporal, and geographic influences. Intercultural Communication examines the intersections of culture, language, and communicative contexts.