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Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium

Sixth Annual Lackstrom Symposium
to be held Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.

 Welcome to the home of the Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium!  Stay tuned for more information as to when we will be accepting proposals for the sixth annual one-day Symposium.

Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium 2015
Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium 2014
Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium 2013

Selected Papers from the Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium, Vol 2 (2015-2016)
Selected Papers from the Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium, Vol 1 (2011-2014)

Funding for the Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium has been generously provided by:

  • Department of Languages, Philosophy, and Communication Studies
  • USU College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Master of Second Language Teaching Student Club

About Dr. John Lackstrom

John LackstromJohn Lackstrom (1943-2016), with a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Washington, joined the faculty of Utah State University in 1970 as professor of Linguistics and Spanish and as Director of the Intensive English Language Institute.  In his work at USU, Professor Lackstrom designed and taught the Spanish for Business course and developed a master's degree in English with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language.  That specialization eventually led to the Master of Second Language Teaching program, which he created jointly with Dr. Alfred Smith.  After a career of more than forty years devoted to the preparation of foreign-language teachers, Professor Lackstrom retired from Utah State University in 2011.