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Fall 2017
Jan 18, 2018
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LING 754 - Sem: Topics in ALI
Alison Mackey. Office Poulton 249; Email: mackeya@georgetown.edu
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.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Linguistics Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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