Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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Linguistics and Applied Linguistics | TESOL

l i n g u i s t i c s 

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.

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Name
Expertise
Karen Adams
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

Adams research interests are in the study of language in its social and linguistic context. She is the director of English graduate studies.

480-965-3013
Ross-Blakley Hall 156 PO Box 871401
Mark James
Associate Professor

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).

480-965-2731
Ross-Blakley Hall 353 PO Box 871401
Aya Matsuda
Director of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Associate Professor

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.

480-965-7504
Ross-Blakley Hall 159 PO Box 871401
Tyler Peterson
Assistant Professor

Peterson's work focuses on the documentation, revitalization, and maintenance of endangered Indigenous languages, primarily in the Americas and Oceania.

480-727-9127
Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) Room 155 1102 S. McAllister Avenue
Matthew Prior
Associate Professor

Prior holds a doctorate in second language acquisition. He teaches courses in qualitative methods, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, TESOL, and second language acquisition.

480-727-0905
Ross-Blakley Hall 258 PO Box 871401
Kathryn Pruitt
Assistant Professor

Pruitt's research is in the field of phonological theory and focuses primarily on the typological modeling of linguistic stress patterns.

480-965-7592
Ross-Blakley Hall 245 PO Box 871401
Elly Van Gelderen
Regents Professor

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.

480-965-3535
Ross-Blakley Hall 327 PO Box 871401