LING-754 Seminar: Input, Interaction and Individual Differences in SLA
Spring for 2017-2018

Alison Mackey. Office Poulton 249; Email:
Office Hours: 4-5 Tuesdays

Course Goals & Description

This advanced graduate seminar focuses on input, interaction, including corrective feedback, and individual differences in the area of second language studies. Class will include a combination of readings, critical analysis of research articles and experience with data. We will discuss theoretical and methodological overviews. Empirical work reviewed will included studies of input and interaction, including face to face and online work. We will also read research focusing on individual differences, including working memory, cognitive creativity, anxiety and motivation. A set of readings will be generated based on class interests. Through guided work on projects, students will gain hands-on experience with a range of techniques for data gathering and analysis. The work for this class will be goal focused, with the idea being that students will work towards a final paper which can serve them either as a qualifying exam, conference presentation or article/chapter submission.

Prerequisite: LING-681 or permission of instructor.

Texts & Readings

Gass, S. M., & Mackey, A. (2011). The handbook of second language acquisition. New York, NY: Routledge.

Credits: 3
Prerequisites: LING-681 or permission of instructor.


LING-754-01 Seminar: SLA
Spring for 2017-2018
No faculty information available
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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