Welcome to the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in SLAT at the University of Arizona! SLAT is the largest interdisciplinary program at the University of Arizona in that it is associated with 5 colleges and 19 participating departments. The SLAT Ph.D. Program has been recognized nationally as a superior interdisciplinary program. Several of our participating departments have been ranked in the top ten in the country, including Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Linguistics, and Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. More than 90 faculty members are affiliated with the SLAT Ph.D. program in which more than 80 students, both domestic and international, are currently enrolled.
The SLAT Ph.D. program is designed to provide rigorous advanced training for researchers, teacher-researchers, and administrators whose interests lie in second language acquisition and applied linguistics. We pride ourselves on the support we provide our students both in and out of the classroom. Our students graduate with the expertise that will allow them to make invaluable contributions to scholarship in the field. Since its inception in 1990, the SLAT program has graduated almost 600 students who have gone on to become leaders in their discipline, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
I invite you to explore the information provided on this website and encourage you to contact us by emailing your questions and comments to SLAT’s program coordinators, Ms. Kelley Merriam-Castro and Ms. Robin Staples. For a quick reference, you may download our 2017-2018 SLAT PhD brochure.
Professor of French and Applied Linguistics
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
CERCLL Sixth International Conference on Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence
January 25, 2018 12:00 am-11:59 pm at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa, 245 East Ina Road, Tucson, AZ 85704, USA
Robert O’Dowd (University of León), Moving from Intercultural Contact to Intercultural Learning in Virtual Exchange
Alvino Fantini (SIT Graduate Institute), Exploring Intercultural Communicative Competence: Concepts, Components and Assessment (A Multinational Perspective)
Chin-Sook Pak (Ball State University), Stories and Relationships that Awaken Us: Service/Community-Based Learning for Intercultural Competence
Michael Sayle Ph.D. Dissertation Defense
January 31, 2018 9:00 am-10:00 am at Harvill Building, Room 315
Title: Figurative language processes in L2 Mandarin grammar: the interaction between structure and context/world knowledge
Committee: Drs. Liu Feng-hsi (Co-Chair), Linda Waugh (Co-Chair), and Heidi Harley.
February 2, 2018 11:00 am-12:00 pm at Harvill Buildng, Room 140
Maredil Leon: Problematizing Teacher Training Programs and their role as principal enforcers of Standard Language Ideology
Bruna Sommer Farias & Adrianna Picoral Scheidegger: Language Program Evaluation: Implementation and Insights
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