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.


LATEST PAPER 2017: 'More Galilean Challenges for Chomsky' INFERENCE 3. 2

Conceptions of Language
  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


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


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   Word games  Spelling games   SLABIB (Second Language Acquisition bibliography, now at Teachers' College, Columbia)   Starting applied linguistics research


(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 (alias Virgin), which is now defunct.