Dan P. Dewey

Dan P. Dewey

Associate Chair, Professor, Linguistics

4067 JFSB



Curriculum Vitae

Permalink: https://humanities.byu.edu/dan-p-dewey/

Commonly Taught Courses

Ling 640, Language Acquisition; Ling 660, Language Testing; Ling 670, Reading, Writing and Vocabulary Teaching; SLaT 602, Linguistics for Language Teachers; SLaT 603, Conducting Research in Second Language Teaching; Elang 223, Introduction to the English Language; Ling 335, Pragmatics; Ling 495, Senior Capstone in Linguistics; Japanese 201, Second-Year Japanese; Japanese 326, Contrastive Analysis (Japanese and English)


Link to Vita


I am primarily interested in language learning that takes place outside of the classroom (i.e., informal learning). My research has focused on untutored learning by second language learners living and studying abroad. I try to determine factors that contribute to informal language use and acquisition with the goals of providing guidance for students and language programs and of supporting sound policy planning.  I am also interested in motivation, emotion, and affect and second language acquisition and in physiological and psychological responses to being immersed in a second language abroad.  Finally, I am interested in the role of social networking and social support in the transition abroad and in second language acquisition.  I also conduct collaborative research at the BYU English Language Center (https://elc.byu.edu/home/) and with the BYU Center for Language Studies (http://cls.byu.edu/) on teaching and testing second languages.

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=GZbX20kAAAAJ&hl=en

ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dan_Dewey?ev=hdr_xprf


PhD, Second Language Acquisition, Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., Language Acquisition (Japanese), Brigham Young University
B.A., Japanese, Brigham Young University

  • Second Language Acquisition and Teaching
  • Motivation in Language Acquisition and Teaching
  • Social Networks and Language Acquisition
  • Language Testing
  • Study abroad and Experiential Learning
  • Interplay between Cognitive, Linguistic, Psychological and Physiological Factors during SLA