Carnegie Mellon University

Joseph Schaefer

Joseph T Schaefer

341 Posner Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I am fourth-year Ph.D. student in Second Language Acquisition. My current research interests for my dissertation focus on the juncture between Language Planning & Policy (LPP), pedagogy, and colloquial dialect integration into Arabic L2 programs. By pursuing these interests, I hope to strengthen the connections between Arabic L2 programs and SLA at large while also profiling dialect integration as a specific area of inquiry for sociolinguistic research. All of my academic exploration strives to provide language instructors essential, practical, and digestible empirical information, grounded in relevant SLA theory and analysis, with which they can use to make sound pedagogical decisions in their own programs."