Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Peter De Costa
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DSC_0950- De Costa scaled.jpgAssistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

B-257 Wells Hall
(517) 353-9776

Peter De Costa's primary area of research is the role of identity and ideology in second language acquisition (SLA), though he researches other issues in applied linguistics, including English as a lingua franca, critical classroom discourse analysis, and culturally relevant pedagogy for immigrant ESL learners. Much of his current work focuses on conducting ethical applied linguistic research, scalar approaches to language learning, language learning and emotions, linguistic landscapes in multilingual settings, and corpus-based understandings of EAP genre-related challenges encountered by international students studying in US universities.