Second Language Acquisition Lecture Series

SLA lecture series features renowned scholars and address research that investigates a broad range of social, cognitive and political issues surrounding the instructed and naturalistic acquisition of second/additional languages, and the development, maintenance, and loss of bilingualism/multilingualism in communities across the globe. This semester we welcome:

Adrian Blackledge and Angela Creese, University of Stirling

4:00 – 5:00 pm, March 5: Ethnographic Writing: A Polyphonic Approach

11:00 – 12:00 pm, March 6: Translanguaging and Public Service Encounters: Language Learning in the Library

Funding: Anonymous Fund and Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Aneta Pavlenko, University of Oslo

This lecture has been canceled out of concern for the safety of our community due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. This action is consistent with public health guidance to limit non-essential large gatherings. We hope to hold this lecture in fall 2020.

2:30 – 3:30 pm, April 1: Second Language Speakers in the Interrogation Room: SLA Tools in Service of Social Justice

Funding: Anonymous Fund