Roumyana Slabakova is Professor of Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Iowa. She investigates the acquisition of meaning in its relation to linguistic structure, focusing on temporal, aspectual and nominal meanings, as well as pragmatic implicatures. She is the author of Aspect in the Second Language (John Benjamins, 2001) and Meaning in the Second Language (Mouton de Gruyter, 2008). She is a founding editor of the journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism.
Second language acquisition of meaning and inflectional morphology; theoretical models of second language acquisition; pedagogical applications of generative SLA research.
Roumyana Slabakova, María del Pilar García Mayo. Whether to teach and how to teach complex linguistic structures in a second language
Colloquium: Half a century on: What relevance does generative SLA have for language teaching?. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Chicago (EE.UU.). 2011 Abstract
Roumyana Slabakova, María del Pilar García Mayo. Whether to teach and how to teach complex linguistic structures: Scalar implicatures in L2 English. Universal Grammar and the Second Language Classroom Ed.: M. Whong, K-H. Gil and H. Marsden. Pub.: Springer. Pags:-. (2013) Abstract