Vivian Cook UK SLA researcher Vivian Cook


Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University; visiting professor, University of York.

Chiefly known for L2 learning research, in particular multi-competence, for a book on Universal Grammar, and for popular books on spelling and words.

Founder and first President of EUROSLA; EUROSLA Distinguished Scholar 2014.

e-mail: Vivian.Cook@ncl.ac.uk

Websites
Spelling web
   Spelling facts and fancies   Spelling stats   Spelling humour  Novel spelling  Short pieces on spelling  
Second Language Web   Multi-competence   Support materials for Second Language Learning and Language Teaching (Book)
Words Web    Short texts on words   English tests    Punctuation web   On-line papers etc (old and new)  The Language of the Street  Text as Art

GLOSSARIES ETC

Linguistics glossary  Key teaching method terms    Key grammar terms  Key teaching techniques   Key phonological terms    Key terms about writing  Key learning and communication strategies  Key individual variables in SLA

Other

Newcastle Quiz   YouTube videos (itsallinaword)    Tips for typing in Word   Publications by Vivian Cook   Words matter (audio lecture)   Wiki entry    TESOL NNEST blog   Languages list    (Romanian version)    (Slovakian version)  (Polish version)   Word games    Spelling games    SLABIB (Second Language Acquisition bibliography, now at Teachers' College, Columbia)   Starting applied linguistics research

RECENT BOOKS

(2011) with B. Bassetti (eds.), Language and Bilingual Cognition, Psychology Press

(2014) (with David Singleton), Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition, Multilingual Matters

(2016) (ed. with Li Wei), Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence, CUP

(2016) Second Language Learning and Language Teaching, Routledge. 5th edition

(2016) (ed. with Des Ryan), Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System

Formerly at homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c (alias Virgin), which is now defunct.

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