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Laura Mahalingappa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Education
Instruction and Leadership in Education http://lauramahalingappa.wordpress.com/

101A Canevin
Phone: 412.396.6111


Ph.D., Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Dr. Mahalingappa's research interests include first and second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and L2 teacher education. She has conducted research on the grammatical and sociocultural aspects of bilingual language acquisition in marginalized language communities, gendered language acquisition and socialization, and teachers' beliefs about teaching linguistically and culturally diverse populations. She has taught English as a Second/Foreign language in the U.S., Turkey, and the Former Soviet Union.


GESL 515  Sociolinguistics in the ESL Classroom

GESL 501  Helping English Language Learners in Mainstream Classes

LTEL 201   Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners


Bilingual Language Acquisition and Socialization

Language and Gender

Acquisition of Socio-pragmatic features

Language Identity and Ideology

Language Planning and Policy

L2 teacher education