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James P. Lantolf

James P. Lantolf

Greer Professor in Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics

Director, Center for Language Acquisition

Director, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research

304 Sparks Building
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Office Phone: (814) 863-7038

Curriculum Vitae

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Biography:

Education

  • Ph.D., Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University

Areas of Specialization

  • Sociocultural Theory
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Cultural-historical Psychology

Recent Courses

  • APLNG 577 Language Analysis
  • APLNG 584 Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning
  • APLNG 591 Seminar in Second Language Acquisition
  • APLNG 597 Meaning in Second Language Acquisition

Selected Publications

BOOKS

Lantolf, J. P., & Poehner, M. E. (2014). Sociocultural theory and the pedagogical imperative in L2 education. Vygotskian praxis and the theory/practice divide. New York: Routledge.

Lantolf, J. P., & Poehner, M. E. (Eds.). (2008).  Sociocultural theory and the teaching of second languages. London: Equinox. 

Lantolf, J. P., & Thorne, S.  L. (2006).  Sociocultural theory and the genesis of second language development. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Lantolf, J. P. (Ed.). (2000).  Sociocultural theory and second language learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lantolf, J. P., & Appel, G. (Eds.). (1994). Vygotskyan approaches to second language research. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.

ARTICLES

Lantolf, J. P.,  & Poehner, M. E. (2011). Dynamic assessment in the classroom:  Vygotskian praxis for L2 development.  Language Teaching Research, 15, 11-33.

Ableeva, R., & Lantolf, J. P. (2011). Mediated dialogue and the microgenesis of second language listening comprehension.  Assessment in Education, 18, 133-149.

Poehner, M.  E., & Lantolf, J.  P. (2010). Vygotsky’s teaching-assessment dialectic and L2 education: The case for dynamic assessment. Mind, Culture, and Activity,  17, 312-330.

Lantolf, J. P. (2009). Dynamic Assessment: the dialectical integration of instruction and assessment. Language Teaching, 42, 355-368.

Lantolf, J. P., & Beckett, T. (2009). Research timeline for sociocultural theory and second language acquisition. Language Teaching, 42, 459-475. 

Choi, S-J., & Lantolf, J.  P. (2008). The representation and embodiment of meaning in L2 communication: Motion events in speech and gesture in L2 Korean and L2 English speakers.Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 30, 191-224.

Lantolf, J. P. (2006). Sociocultural theory and second language learning: State of the art.Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 28, 67-109.

Aljaafreh, A., & Lantolf, J.  P. (1994). Negative feedback as regulation and second language learning in the Zone of Proximal Development. The Modern Language Journal, 78, 465-483.

Professional Awards and Achievements

Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award, American Association for Applied Linguistics, 2016

Kenneth W. Mildenberger Award, The Modern Language Association of America, 2015 (with Matthew E. Poehner)

Honorary Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China (awarded October 24, 2014)

College of the Liberal Arts Class of 1933: Distinction in the Humanities Award

Honorary Professorship, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong (2009-2014)

Professorial Visiting Fellow, College of Education, University of New South Wales (2011)

Director, Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University (2002, 2005, 2009)

Distinguished Lecturer, Temple University Japan (2008)

President, American Association for Applied Linguistics (2004-2005)

Language Learning Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Institute for Language Teaching and Learning, University of Auckland (1999)

Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne (1998)

Co-editor, Applied Linguistics (1993-1998)

Recent Funding

U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center Program, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER). Role: PI (2014-2018).

U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center Program, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER). Role: Co-PI (2010-2014).

U.S. Department of Education, International Research Studies Program, Computerized Dynamic Assessment of Language Proficiency in French, Russian, and Chinese.  Role: Co-PI (2008-2011).

U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center Program, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER). Role: Co-PI (2006-2010).

U.S. Department of Education, Title VI National Foreign Language Resource Center Program, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER). Role: Co-PI (2002-2006).

U.S. Department of Education, International Research Studies Program,  Penn State Telecollaboration Project.  Role: Co-PI (2000-2003).