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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0520
Biography

Barbara A. Lafford (Ph.D. Cornell) is a Professor of Spanish in the College of Integrative Sciences & Arts at Arizona State University (ASU). In addition to her professorial duties, Lafford has served as the Associate Dean of Extended Education and currently serves as Head of the Faculty of Languages & Cultures in the College of Integrative Sciences & Arts at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus. Since arriving at ASU she has published in the areas of Spanish sociolinguistics, second language acquisition (SLA), Spanish applied linguistics, computer assisted language learning (CALL), and languages for specific purposes/experiential learning (see research interests section). Lafford has taught graduate courses on Spanish linguistics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, research methods in linguistics, the use of technology to teach second languages, Spanish for the professions, and Spanish applied linguistics. She has also worked with the Mary Lou Fulton Graduate School of Education, the School of Social Work, and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation to create Spanish courses focused on the needs of students in those fields, so they can interact effectively with the community they serve. Under her leadership, the College of Integrative Sciences & Arts created an undergraduate minor/certificate in Spanish for the Professions that is offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus and online. Prof. Lafford has participated in her profession at the national level in several capacities. She has served as Associate Editor for the Applied Linguistics section of Hispania, Chair of the Board for CALICO (the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium), and she held the post of Editor for the Monograph/Focus Issue Series of the Modern Language Journal from 2005-2014.

Research Interests

Recent publications have focused on the effect of context on the SLA experience (with a focus on the acquisition of discourse and strategic competencies in study abroad and classroom environments, Lafford, 2004, 2006; Lafford & Collentine, 2006; Lafford & Uscinski, in press; Magnan & Lafford, 2012; Segalowitz et al., 2004), the interplay of social and cognitive factors on the language acquisition process (Lafford, 2006, 2007 [Focus Issue, MLJ]; Salaberry & Lafford, 2004), the acquisition of the second language lexicon (Lafford, Collentine, & Karp, 2003), computer-assisted language learning (Lafford & Lafford, 2005; Lafford, Lafford & Sykes, 2007; Lafford, 2009 [Focus Issue, MLJ]; Smith & Lafford, 2009), and the creation of professionally-focused Spanish language courses (King & Lafford, 2013; Lafford, 2012 [Focus Issue, MLJ]; Lafford & Petersen, 2007). Prof. Lafford has co-edited two significant volumes dealing with Spanish second language research and teaching (Lafford & Salaberry, 2003; Salaberry & Lafford, 2006) and a retrospective of Spanish Applied Linguistics in the 20th C (Lafford, 2000). She has also presented her research and has given workshops at national and international conferences in the fields of sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, computer-assisted language learning, and languages for specific purposes/experiential learning.

Publications
  • Collentine, J., García, M. E., Lafford, B., Marín, M. Selected proceedings of the 2007 Hispanic Linguistics Conference. (2009).
  • Lafford, B. Technology in the service of language learning:Update on Garrett (1991) trends and issues. Second Focus Issue of the Modern Language Journal, 92(S1). (2009).
  • . . Review of: Conversation analysis and language for specific purposes, (2009).
  • Lafford, B. Toward an ecological CALL: Update to Garrett (1991). Introduction to the second Focus Issue. Technology in the service of language learning:Update on Garrett (1991) trends and issues, Modern Language Journal, 93(s1), (2009).
  • Smith, B., & Lafford, B. The evaluation of scholarly activity in Computer -Assisted Language Learning. Technology in the service of language learning: Update on Garrett (1991) trends and issues, Modern Language Journal, 93(s1) (2009).
  • Barbara A. Lafford (Ed.), Celeste Kinginger monograph author. I edit the monograph/focus issue series for the Modern Language Journal. Language Learning in Study Abroad: Case Studies of Americans in France. Monograph published by the Modern Language Journal. (2008).
  • . . Review of: Temas de turismo (2006) (2008).
  • B. Lafford. Preface to Monograph. Language Learning in Study Abroad: Case Studies of Americans in France. pp. iii-vi (2008).
  • Lafford, B. ¿Tengo que estudiar en otro país para aprender bien el español?. El español a través de la lingüística: Preguntas y respuestas (2008).
  • Lafford, B. From theory to research: Contextual predictors of " estar + adjective" and the study of the SLA of Spanish copula choice – a response to Woolsey. (2008).
  • Barbara Lafford. Second language acquisition reconceptualized?: Current. Modern Language Journal (2007).
  • Barbara Lafford, Peter Lafford, J Sykes. Entre dicho y hecho.: An assessment of the application of second language acquisition and related research to the creation of Spanish CALL materials for lexical acquisition. CALICO Journal (2007).
  • Lafford, Barbara A. Second Language Acquisition reconceptualized?: Current perspectives on the impact of ideas raised by Firth & Wagner (1997). (2007).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Petersen, Michelle. Spanish for educators: Planning for the D.E.L.T.A. doctorate language requirement. UCEA (2007).
  • Salaberry, R, Lafford, Barbara A. The art of teaching Spanish: Second language acquisition from research to praxis. (2006).
  • Lafford, B., & Collentine, J. The effects of study abroad and classroom contexts on the acquisition of Spanish as second language: From research to application. The art of teaching Spanish: Second language acquisition from research to praxis (2006).
  • Salaberry, R., & Lafford, B. Introduction. The art of teaching Spanish: Second language acquisition from research to praxis (2006).
  • Lafford, Barbara. The effects of study abroad vs. classroom contexts on Spanish SLA: Old assumptions, new insights and future research directions. Cascadilla Proceedings Project (2006).
  • Peter Lafford, Barbara Lafford. CMC technologies for teaching foreign languages: What's on the horizon. CALICO Journal (2005).
  • Thorne, Steve, Scott Payne, J, Lafford, Barbara A. Computer-mediated communication and foreign language learning: Context, research and practice. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Applied Linguistics (2005).
  • . . Review of: The handbook of applied linguistics (2005).
  • Barbara Lafford. Review article of TeLL MeMore Spanish (software program). Language Learning and Technology (2004).
  • Barbara Lafford. The effect of the context of learning (classroom vs. study abroad) on the use of communication strategies by learners of Spanish as a second language. Studies in Second Language Acquisition (SSLA) (2004).
  • N Segalowitz, B Freed, J Collentine, Barbara Lafford, N Lazar, M Díaz-Campos. A comparison of Spanish second language acquisition in two different learning contexts: Study abroad and the domestic classroom. Frontiers (2004).
  • R Salaberry, Barbara Lafford. La contribución de las perspectivas lingüísticas, cognitivas y socio-culturales para el entendimiento del desarrollo del español como segunda lengua. Actas del XIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la América Latina (ALFAL) (2004).
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  • . . Review of: Controversies in applied linguistics (2004).
  • Salaberry, R, Lafford, Barbara. La contribución de las perspectivas lingüísticas, cognitivas y socio-culturales para el entendimiento del desarrollo del español como segunda lengua. Universidad de Costa Rica (2004).
  • Lafford, Barbara A, Salaberry, Rafael. Spanish Second Language Acquisition: State of the Science. (2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara A (Author) ,Collentine, J G (Author) ,Karp, A (Author) . The acquisition of lexical meaning by second language learners: An analysis of general research trends with evidence from Spanish. Spanish second language acquisition: State of the science (2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara A (Co-author) ,Salaberry, Rafael M (Co-author) . Introduction. Spanish second language acquisition: State of the science (2003).
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  • Waugh, L, Lafford, Barbara A. Markedness. Ein internationales Handbuch zur Flexion und Wortbildung. An International Handbook on Inflection and Word-Formation (2000).
  • Barbara Lafford. Spanish applied linguistics in the twentieth century: A retrospective and bibliography (1900-99). Hispania (2000).
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  • Editor: Barbara A. Lafford. Lafford, B. (Ed.) (2010). Realizing advanced FL writing development in collegiate education: Curricular design, pedagogy, assessment, by H. Byrnes, H. M. Maxim, & J. Norris. Modern Language Journal 2010 monograph, 94(s1), 1-235. (0).
  • Barbara Lafford. Preface to Realizing advanced FL writing development in collegiate education: Curricular design, pedagogy, assessment, by H. Byrnes, H.M. Maxim, & J. Norris. Modern Language Journal 2010 monograph, 94(s1), iv-vi. Realizing advanced FL writing development in collegiate education: Curricular design, pedagogy, assessment, by H. Byrnes, H.M. Maxim, & J. Norris. Modern Language Journal 2010 monograph, (0).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 403SPA Gram and Stylistics for Pr
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 494Special Topics
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 403SPA Gram and Stylistics for Pr
SPA 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 494Special Topics
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SPA 494Special Topics
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
SPA 691Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
SPA 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
SPA 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 404SPA in U.S. Prof. Communities
SPA 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 493Honors Thesis
SLC 515Second-Language Acquisition
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 484Internship
SPA 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
SPA 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
SPA 584Internship
SPA 598Special Topics
SLC 598Special Topics
FRE 598Special Topics
GER 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
SPA 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Barbara A. Lafford. Variation in the acquisition of Spanish L2 pragmatic competence ‘at home’ and abroad: Context, methods, and outcomes. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (Oct 2010).
  • Barbara A. Lafford, Peter A. Lafford, Julie Sykes. Just Googling Around: Interaction and Innovation for Language Learning. CALICO conference 2010 in Amherst, MA (Jun 2010).
  • Barbara A. Lafford & Peter A. Lafford. Google Docs & Maps: Collaboration and Discovery for Language Teaching. SWCOLT- Our presentation was Best of Arizona (Apr 2010).
  • Lafford, B., & Petersen, M. The use of E-Portfolios for L2 assessment: Reflection and evaluation. Modern Language Association (Dec 2008).
  • Lafford, B., Petersen, M., & Lafford, P. E-portfolios as Language Assessment Tools: Lessons Learned from Implementation. ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) (Nov 2008).
  • Lafford, B. A., Petersen, M. C., Lafford, P. The use of e-Portfolios in Spanish language teaching. AZLA (Arizona Language Association) (Sep 2008).
  • Lafford, B. A., Petersen, M. C., Lafford, P. A., . The use of e-Portfolios in Spanish language teaching: Update on a case study. CALICO Conference (May 2008).
  • Smith, B., & Lafford, B. A quality analysis of CALL journals. CALICO (May 2008).
  • Lafford, B. (Moderator for panel). SLA reconceptualized?: Firth and Wagner 10 years later. SLA Graduate Student Symposium at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 2008 (Apr 2008).
  • Ossipov, Helene, Lafford, Barbara. Current Research in Language and Language Teaching. Arizona Language Association, annual meeting (Oct 2007).
  • Danzig, Arnold, Garcia, David, Macey, Donna, Szecsy, Elsie, Powers, Jeanne, Lafford, Barbara, Gonzalez, Josue, Petersen, Michelle, Jing, Wenlan. From Tourist to Learner: Language Study, International Travel and Cultural Encounters as a Lens for Educational Administration. Annual Conference of University Council for Educational Administration (Nov 2006).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Petersen, Michelle. Spanish for educators: Planning for the D.E.L.T.A. doctorate language requirement. University Council for Educational Administration (Nov 2006).
  • Lafford, Peter, Lafford, Barbara. Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Task-based Activities for Teaching Foreign Languages. Arizona Language Association annual meeting (Oct 2006).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. CMC technologies and tasks for teaching foreign languages: The shape of things to come. Keynote address at the Northeast Association of Language Learning Technology (NEALLT) (Apr 2006).
  • Lafford, Peter, Lafford, Barbara. CMC technologies for teaching foreign languages: What's on the horizon?. Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) (May 2005).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Collentine, J. The effect of study abroad vs. classroom learning contexts on the acquisition of Spanish as a second language: Pedagogical and programmatic implications for intermediate and advanced learners. Georgetown University Roundtable (Mar 2005).
  • Lafford, Barbara. The effects of study abroad vs. classroom contexts on Spanish SLA: Old assumptions, new insights and future research directions. Plenary session, Eighth Annual Hispanic Linguistics Symposium/Seventh Annual Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language Conference (Oct 2004).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, P, Sykes, J. Entre dicho y hecho: an assessment of the application of second language acquisition and related research to the creation of Spanish CALL materials. CALICO, Carnegie Mellon University (Jun 2004).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter, Sykes, J. Entre dicho y hecho: An assessment of the application of second language acquisition and related research to the creation of Spanish CALL materials. CALICO annual conference (Jun 2004).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. The use of Internet-based voice technology to facilitate second language acquisition. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (Oct 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Payne, J, Thorne, Steven. Conducting L2 CMC research: A panel discussion of methodologies, models and Techniques. CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) (May 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Payne, J, Thorne, Steven. Second language CMC research: A poster session of research reports and pedagogical applications. A follow-up to the panel session, in order to exemplify the different types of CMC research that has been carried out. CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium) (May 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. DVD Pedagogy workshop for faculty in Modern Languages and Literatures. Invited under a Title VI grant to give a workshop (May 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara. Spanish professional development programs at Arizona State University. Keynote address given at the inaugural meeting of the Arizona Interpreters and Translators Association (AITA) (Apr 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara. Context of learning as a variable in second language acquisition. Symposium: American Association of Applied Linguistics (Mar 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara. The Effect of the Context of Learning (classroom vs. study abroad) on the Use of Communication strategies by students of Spanish as a second language. Invited under a Title VI grant to speak at the University of Florida (Feb 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. The use of computerized DVD to facilitate the acquisition of organizational and pragmatic competence. Invited under a Title VI grant to speak at Florida International University (Feb 2003).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Collentine, J, Freed, B, Segalowitz, N, Díaz-Campos, M, Lazar, N. The development of linguistic complexity in a study-abroad context by foreign-language learners of Spanish. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium/Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language Conference (Oct 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Díaz-Campos, M, Lazar, N, Freed, B, Segalowitz, N, Collentine, J. Acoustic analysis of voiceless initial stops in the speech of study abroad and regular class students: Context of learning as a variable in Spanish second language acquisition. Hispanic Linguistics Symposium/Acquisition of Spanish as a First and Second Language Conference (Oct 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. The use of DVD technology to teach conversation and pragmatics in the foreign language classroom. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (Oct 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara. Theoretical perspectives on the acquisition of Spanish as a second language: State of the science. Colloquium, American Association of Applied Linguistics (Apr 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. The use of computerized DVD to facilitate the acquisition of pragmatic competence: Six degrees of comprehension. Microcomputers in Education Conference (MEC) (Mar 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. The use of computerized DVD to facilitate the acquisition of pragmatic competence: Six degrees of comprehension. CALICO, University of California (Mar 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Salaberry, Rafael. Contribuciones complementarias de perspectivas lingüísticas, cognitivas y socio-culturales para el entendimiento del desarrollo del español como segunda lengua. Asociación de Lingüística y Filología de la América Latina (ALFAL) (Feb 2002).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter. DVD in the language classroom: Six degrees of comprehension. Arizona Language Association (AZLA) (Sep 2001).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Ossipov, Helene. Current Research in Language and Language Teaching. Arizona Language Association (AZLA) (Sep 2001).
  • Lafford, Barbara. The use of internet technologies to integrate the National Foreign Language Standards in a learning scenario format. Invited panelist in nationally-televised McGraw-Hill Teleconference on the Internet and Second Language Instruction (Oct 2000).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Guntermann, Gail, Lafford, Peter. Standards and technology in language teaching. AZLA (Sep 2000).
  • Lafford, Barbara, Guntermann, Gail, Lafford, Peter. Standards and technology in language teaching. CALICO, University of Arizona (Jun 2000).
  • Lafford, Barbara. The use of communication strategies by classroom and study-abroad learners. Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT Roundtable)
  • Lafford, Barbara, Collentine, J. Conducting research on the effect of classroom vs. study abroad contexts on SLA. National Foreign Students Association (NAFSA)
  • Lafford, Barbara. E-portfolios for Language Learning Assessment: An Application Workshop. E-portfolios for Language Learning Assessment: An Application Workshop
  • Lafford, Barbara. Implications of study abroad research. Spanish Linguistics Symposium
  • Lafford, Barbara, Lafford, Peter, Petersen, Michelle. The use of e-portfolios in language teaching: Some case studies. CALICO annual conference
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