In the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University, the faculty and graduate students conduct cutting-edge research on topics that span a large variety of areas within second language acquisition, bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and applied linguistics.
The faculty publish widely, and often with their graduate students (see the list of recent faculty publications). All faculty and students have access to research and data collection laboratories, where they can collect and analyze data (see information on our labs). SLS labs and other research facilities in Wells Hall that SLS faculty and students use include state-of-the-art computer labs, eye-tracking technology, data analysis software, digital recording studios, satellite television distribution, video and audio recording equipment, streaming media services, online oral data collection tools, and much more.
A few questions that the faculty and students address in their research in the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University are listed below.