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Noun: (used with a sing. verb) The study of the nature, structure, and variation of language, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is an interdisciplinary field concerned with various issues related to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language in different parts of the world. The MTESOL program aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills related to the theories and methods of language teaching.
Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.
Most of James work is with the MA and PhD programs in linguistics and applied linguistics, master's and certificate programs in TESOL, and BA (linguistics major).
Matsuda is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics. Her research interests include the use of English as an international language and the pedagogical implications of the global spread of English.
Peterson's work focuses on the documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of endangered Indigenous languages, primarily in the Southwest, Canada, and Oceania.
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.
Pruitt's research is in the field of phonological theory and focuses primarily on the typological modeling of linguistic stress patterns.
Elly van Gelderen is a syntactician interested in language change. Her work shows how regular syntactic change (grammaticalization and the linguistic cycle) provides insight in the Faculty of Language.