Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mike Long


Area: Second Language Acquisition

  • PhD, Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980
  • MA, Applied Linguistics, University of Essex, 1974
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education), University of London, Institute of Education, Department of English as a Foreign Language, 1970
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws) with honors, University of Birmingham, 1966


Research Interests:
  • Epistemological issues and theory change in second language acquisition
  • Age differences, maturational constraints, and sensitive periods
  • Second language acquisition processes (e.g., stabilization/fossilization) in interlanguage development
  • Negative feedback (i.e., models and recasts) in second language acquisition
  • Language aptitude
  • The advanced learner
  • Second language research methods
  • Learner needs analysis
  • Task-based language teaching
  • Effects of instruction on second language acquisition
  • Third language acquisition