Profiles in "Second Language Acquisition" Expertise Area

  • Smith teaches a wide selection of courses in areas within applied linguistics. His research focuses on computer-assisted language learning.
  • Paul Kei Matsuda is Professor of English and Director of Second Language Writing. He has published widely on issues related to language, writing, identity, mentoring, and professional development.
  • Robert Kleinsasser is a member of the graduate faculty doctoral interdisciplinary area committees in applied linguistics and learning, literacies and technologies.
  • Restrepo is a professor of speech and hearing science and associate dean for research. Her research focuses on better understanding bilingual children’s language and literacy skills.
  • Prior holds a doctorate in second language acquisition. He teaches courses in applied linguistics, qualitative methods, discourse analysis and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and TESOL.
  • Turker teaches courses on Korean language and Korean linguistics as well as general linguistics courses.
  • Beas is interested in in linguistic typology and in the formal and generative approach to language.