Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Susan Gass
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CD116-0303- Gass scaled.jpgUniversity Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Indiana University, M.A., UCLA
B-230 Wells Hall
(517) 353-0800
gass@msu.edu
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Susan Gass is University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. Her research is in Second Language Acquisition and includes the areas of Input and Interaction, Language Universals and Language Transfer. Susan Gass has published widely in the field of second language acquisition with more than 100 articles and more than 40 books (including translations of her articles and books into Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Russian). Her most recent publications include: Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course (with Jennifer Behney and Luke Plonsky, 2013) and Second Language Research: Methodology and Design (with Alison Mackey, 2016), both published by Routledge. She is the winner of numerous rewards within Michigan State University as well as national and international awards. She is an honorary member of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and the International Association of Applied Linguistics. She serves on numerous editorial boards and is the current co-editor of Studies in Second Language Acquisition. She co-edits (with Alison Mackey) the Second Language Acquisition Research series, published by Routledge.

Research Interests

More recently, she has become interested in the area of attention and how it relates to acquisition. She has written/edited a number of books on second language acquisition and has taught and lectured in various parts of the world. She co-edits Second Language Acquisition Research with Alison Mackey - published by Routledge.