dedicated to high-quality research

The Applied Linguistics Laboratory is dedicated to high-quality research in Applied Linguistics. We are actively seeking out partnerships and collaborative work with industrial partners. The laboratory offers some Ph.D. assistantships to potential Ph.D. students and post-doc positions. MA students should contact the director. Visiting scholars are welcome but must be self-supporting and should contact the director well in advance of the time they wish to visit.

Welcome from the Director

Welcome to the Applied Linguistics Laboratory (ALL) located in the Department of Literature and Languages. As part of the department's MA and Ph.D. in English, we work with graduate students who are interested in aspects of Applied Linguistics. Our current associated faculty specialize in a range of areas applicable to Applied Linguistics including Second Language Acquisition, Prosody and Pragmatics, Humor Theory, Computational Linguistics, Stylistics and ESL/EFL.

Dr. Lucy Pickering
Founder and Director

Our Research

Our current research includes:

Advancing innovative technology-assisted practices in the language teacher education classes. Learn more.

Contributing Faculty and Students

Precise knowledge about language and knowledge about knowledge as formalized by linguistic semanticists are essential to develop explainable and scalable intelligent technologies. Learn more.

Contributing Faculty and Students

The landscape of second language writing is changing through new and emerging technologies. Learn more.

Contributing Faculty and Students

Researchers study the speech patterns of AAC and non-AAC users and how that impacts their ability to do their jobs as they increase the number of valid, reliable studies available. Learn more.

Contributing Faculty and Students

Our Programs

Applied Linguistics (MA/MS) TESOL Emphasis

As a student in the Applied Linguistics program, you will engage in cutting-edge pedagogical and research strategies with others who are pursuing careers in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Whether you choose this field as a primary or complementary discipline, this program will prepare you for a variety of careers including teaching at the university level or teaching English as a second language abroad.

English (PHD) Applied Linguistics Emphasis

The Ph.D. in English is designed for students wishing to teach in community or four-year colleges and universities. It stresses both substantive knowledge of the various divisions within the field of English and an extensive introduction to the profession, including classroom teaching, tutoring and computer-assisted instruction. The degree requires that each candidate serve as a teaching assistant.

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  • Talbot Hall Rm 307
  • P.O. Box 3011, Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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