Welcome to the newly inaugurated Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics! Although our department status is new (2014), we have a long tradition at UCSC as the former Language Program. In addition to offering instruction in ten languages, we offer an undergraduate major in Spanish Studies and a series of courses in Applied Linguistics that provide students with the tools to understand language use in bilingual and multilingual settings. As a faculty, we engage in innovative research on a range of topics pertaining to second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, and language contact. Please browse our website to find out more about what we do.
Associate Professor of Spanish
Chair, Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics