Welcome to The Backseat Linguist!

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The Backseat Linguist is my personal project, allowing me to comment on and post research related to second language acquisition and language education in general.  It has no official association with my job as host of English as a Second Language Podcast, and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own.

This blog is “backseat” in the sense that, like a backseat driver, I am for the most part not doing any of the “driving” of the research but merely commenting on the performance of the person behind the wheel.

My first real post is, however, an exception to the rule.  It’s a joint effort of original research written with my esteemed colleagues Stephen Krashen and Syying Lee about one of my favorite subjects, the importance of libraries.

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