21.4516, Support: Applied Ling, Second Lang Acquisition: PhD Student, U. of Iowa

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Subject: 21.4516, Support: Applied Ling, Second Lang Acquisition: PhD Student, U. of Iowa

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Date: 08-Nov-2010
From: Roumyana Slabakova [roumyana-slabakova at uiowa.edu]
Subject: Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition: PhD Student, University of Iowa, USA

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Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2010 20:39:43
From: Roumyana Slabakova [roumyana-slabakova at uiowa.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). 

Application 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 
	judith-liskin-gasparro at uiowa.edu 

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