Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, Vol 5, No 2 (2005)

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An Interview with Dr. Michael Sharwood Smith

Charles Combs, Eun Sung Park

Abstract


One of the highlights of the SLRF 2005 conference was the plenary speech, Revisiting the Role of Consciousness with MOGUL, given by Dr. Michael Sharwood Smith, Chair of Languages at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. In his speech, Dr. Sharwood Smith reexamined the role that consciousness plays in second language acquisition. Prior to his speech, Dr Sharwood Smith agreed to sit down with two members of our Editorial Board, Eun Sung Park and Charles Combs for an engaging and wide ranging interview. Topics discussed included the role of consciousness in SLA, input enhancement, publishing in the field of SLA, and future directions for SLA research.

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