Barbara A. Lafford


Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Department of Languages & Literatures // School of Letters & Sciences
Arizona State University, USA

Fields of interest:

Second Language Acquisition:

lexical acquisition

acquisition of grammar

acquisition of discourse

Sociolinguistics / Dialectology

Semantics / Semiotics

Cultural Issues

Recent publications:

Lafford, B., P. Lafford and J. Sykes. 2007:
‘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 24.3:497-529.

Salaberry, R.S. and B. Lafford. 2006:
‘The art of teaching Spanish: From research to praxis (Introduction)’. In R. M. Salaberry & B. Lafford,
The art of teaching Spanish: From research to praxis (pp. 1-22). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.

Lafford, B. and J. Collentine. 2006:
‘The effects of study abroad and classroom contexts on the acquisition of Spanish as a second language: From research to application’
In The art of teaching Spanish: Second language acquisition from research to praxis, eds. R. Salaberry & B. Lafford, 103-126. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Lafford, P. and B. Lafford. 2005:
‘CMC technologies for teaching foreign languages: What’s on the horizon’.
CALICO Journal 22.3:679-709.

Segalowitz, N., B. Freed, J. Collentine, B. Lafford, N. Lazar and M. Díaz-Campos.2004:
‘A comparison of Spanish second language acquisition in two different learning contexts: Study abroad and the domestic classroom’.
Frontiers 10.4:21-38.

Lafford, B. 2004:
‘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 26.2: 201-26.

Lafford, B. 2000:
‘Spanish applied linguistics in the twentieth century: A retrospective and bibliography (1900-99)’.
Hispania 83.4:711-32.

Lafford, B. and J. Ryan. 1995:
‘The acquisition of lexical meaning in a study abroad context: the semantic functions of POR and PARA in the interlanguage of beginning intensive students in Granada, Spain’.
Hispania 78: 528-47.

Ryan, J. and B. Lafford. 1992:
‘Acquisition of lexical meaning in a study abroad environment: SER and ESTAR and the Granada experience’.
Hispania 75:714-22.

Newfield, M. and B. Lafford. 1991:
‘The origin of the specious: the creation and interpretation of puns’.
Language and Style 24.1:77-89.