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Wed Nov 10 2010

Support: Applied Ling, Second Lang Acquisition: PhD Student, U. of Iowa

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        1.     Roumyana Slabakova , Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Iowa, USA

Message 1: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Iowa, USA
Date: 08-Nov-2010
From: Roumyana Slabakova <roumyana-slabakovauiowa.edu>
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Iowa, USA
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Institution/Organization: University of Iowa
Department: FLARE/the SLA PhD program
Web Address: http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/flare/prospective-students/admissions.asp

Level: PhD

Duties: Research,Teaching

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition, CALL, Language Program Direction


Teaching Assistantships Available for Students Interested in PhD in Second
Language Acquisition

The PhD program in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Iowa
solicits applications for 4 positions beginning fall 2010 for graduate students
interested in obtaining a PhD in SLA with focus on Linguistics, Language
Program Direction, or Technology/CALL. Students interested in the PhD must
have completed the MA in an appropriate field (e.g., Linguistics, Foreign
Language Education). Admission is for the fall semester and students are
admitted on a full-time basis only. The PhD in SLA offered by this
interdisciplinary program focuses on languages other than English.

Areas of Specialization:

SLA with specialization in linguistics: Students in this specialization area are
interested in studying areas of formal linguistics (e.g., syntax, phonology,
morphology) and/or applied linguistics issues related to their particular
second language (L2) focus. Sample student projects and foci within this area
of SLA include topics such as the acquisition of the syntactic structures
and/or phonological features of an L2, generative and cognitive approaches
to explain acquisition. For more research projects see

SLA with specialization in language program direction: Students opting for
this specialization area are interested in issues where SLA and L2 pedagogy
converge. Some examples of areas of interest in this track include issues
related to L2 acquisition in the classroom context, language acquisition in
the study abroad context, SLA research related to one of the four skills
(reading, writing, listening, speaking), and the acquisition of pragmatic

SLA with specialization in technology: The third specialization area focuses
on the many aspects of technology and how it facilitates second language
acquisition. Students who specialize in technology might take courses that
focus on design issues, the use of multimedia and L2 learning, web-based
learning and its effect on acquisition, developing software or multimedia
modules tailored to a specific L2.

For PhD students, support for the academic year will be at least $16,580 (for
a half-time assistantship/20 hrs. per week). All students with financial
support receive tuition fellowships which cover tuition (based on enrollment
of 9 hours). To ensure consideration for these awards, applications should be
submitted no later than January 15. Notification of awards is made by April

For further information, contact Judith Liskin-Gasparro (see contact
information below).

Applications Deadline: 15-Jan-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Ms. Elena Osinsky
        1111 University Capitol Center
        The University of Iowa
        Iowa City IA 52242

Web Address for Applications: http://international.uiowa.edu/centers/flare/prospective-students/admissions.asp

Contact Information:
        Dr. Judith Liskin-Gasparro

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