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SOSLAP

MSUWorkingPapersThumb.jpgSOSLAP is the Student Organization of Second Language Acquisition and Pedagogy at Michigan State University. This student-run group organizes social activities and meetings, discussions with professors, and mentor each other through the graduate program. The group maintains a Facebook page. The group also supports the MSU Working Papers in Second Language Studies. Click on the SOSLAP Webpage and the Working Papers' Webpage to read more. 

SLS GRADUATE HANDBOOK

Handbook_Thumbnail.jpgThe Second Language Studies (SLS) Graduate Program Handbook describes the SLS Program, outlines the steps in the application process, lists degree requirements, reviews the courses that are taught in the program, contains copies of forms needed for program advancement, and describes the policies and procedures related to the SLS Program at Michigan State University. If you have questions about the content of the SLS Graduate Handbook, please email us. Click to access the Handbook.

Linguistics & SLA Librarian at the MSU Libraries

At Michigan State University, we have a full-time Linguistics and SLA librarian, Dr. Stephanie Perentesis, who, among other things, assists students and faculty in getting the resources they need for their research and teaching. Each Fall, Dr. Perentesis works with SLS students during orientation to show them the library resources available (free software and software support (Mendeley, Endnote, Qualtrics, Nvivo, SPSS, SAS, etc.), journal access, the ability to request the purchase of new books, photocopying and poster-printing services on paper or cloth at reduced fees, etc.). Below are two Websites on some of the services and help MSU Libraries has specifically for SLA and linguistics.
Stephanie C. Perentesis
MSU Main Library, 366 W Circle Dr Room Db6
517-884-0836
perente1@msu.edu

 

MSU PROGRAMS/CENTERS

Michigan State University's Second Language Studies Ph.D. Program is supported by and affiliated with many other programs and centers at Michigan State. Below is a listing of a few of the program affiliates. Faculty and students in the SLS Program benefit by interacting and working with individuals from these associated programs and centers.

JOURNALS IN THE FIELD

The Second Language Studies (SLS) Ph.D. students and the faculty in the program publish their research in a large variety of journals within the fields of applied linguistics, second language studies (SLS), second language acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, phycholinguistics, computer-assisted language learning, language testing, language policy, English-language teaching, and applied psychology (to name only a few!). Below is a smattering of some of the journals that define the larger field of second language studies (SLS), but of course, there are many more (too many to list).

ORGANIZATIONS

SLS students and faculty hold memberships in many applied linguistics and related organizations. These organizations (and others) hold annual conferences. SLS students and faculty tend to attend these conferences and present their research at these conferences in large numbers. Below are some of the organizations that represent our field, but of course there are many others, with individual memberships depending on the researcher's subfield(s) within applied linguistics and second language acquisition.