Welcome to the website of the Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition

The Doctoral Program in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) prepares students to research and teach in a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that investigates second language learning and acquisition, bi- and multilingualism, second and foreign language teaching, and the relationship among language, culture, identity and thought in diverse social contexts.

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  • May 2018 SLA Graduation Celebration
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • SLA Poster Session
  • SLA Graduate Student Symposium

Program News

2017 SLA PhD graduate Nelly Martin's article "Bahasa gado-gado:English in Indonesian popular texts" appeared in World Englishes. See the article>

SLA core faculty Maggie Hawkins and Junko Mori have edited a special issue of Applied Linguistics entitled Considering `Trans-' Perspectives in Language Theories and Practices. Included in the volume are articles by Junko Mori and SLA student Kazeem Kẹ́hìndé Sanuth ("Navigating between a Monolingual Utopia and Translingual Realities: Experiences of American Learners of Yorùbá as an Additional Language") and Maggie Hawkins ("Transmodalities and Transnational Encounters: Fostering Critical Cosmopolitan Relations").  


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 11:00am to 4:30pm
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 5:00pm