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Peter De Costa

 Associate Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
 B257 Wells
Peter is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Teacher Education and the Department of Linguistics and Languages. Peter’s primary area of research is the role of identity and ideology in second language acquisition (SLA). He researches other issues in educational 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 as well as language teacher and learner emotions.

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