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Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium

Seventh Annual Lackstrom Symposium
to be held Wednesday October 11, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30p.m.

 Come and listen to research presentations by students in the Mater of Second Language Teaching program. Refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact student organizer Farlin Paulino (

Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium 2017
Lackstrom Linguistics Symposium 2016
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.