Vivian Cook Perugia     Vivian Cook

Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University; visiting professor, University of York.

Chiefly known for L2 learning research, in particular multi-competence, for a book on Universal Grammar, and for popular books on spelling and words.

Founder and first President of EUROSLA; EUROSLA Distinguished Scholar 2014.

e-mail: Vivian.Cook@ncl.ac.uk

Websites

Writing System Web  

Second Language Web

Words and Word tests Web

Spelling tests

Punctuation web

On-line papers etc (old and new) 

The Language of the Street

Spelling humour 

Short texts on words

Novel spelling

Short pieces on spelling

Multi-competence

Support materials for Second Language Learning and Language Teaching (Book)

Punctuation web

GLOSSARIES ETC

Linguistics glossary

Key teaching method terms

Key grammar terms

Key teaching techniques

Key phonological terms

Key terms about writing

Key learning and communication strategies

Key individual variables in SLA

Other

Newcastle Quiz 

YouTube videos (itsallinaword)

Tips for typing in Word

Publications by Vivian Cook  

Words matter (audio lecture)

Wiki entry 

TESOL NNEST blog

Languages list   (Romanian version(Slovakian version)  (Polish version)

Word games 

Spelling games 

SLABIB (Second Language Acquisition bibliography, now at Teachers' College, Columbia)

Starting applied linguistics research

RECENT BOOKS
(2009) with Li Wei (eds), Contemporary Applied Linguistics Vol. 1, Continuum
(2009) It's All in a Word, Profile Youtube extract; Youtube structure words
(2011) with B. Bassetti (eds.), Language and Bilingual Cognition, Psychology Press
(2014) (with David Singleton), Key Topics in Second Language Acquisition, Multilingual Matters

BOOKS IN PROGRESS
(ed. with Li Wei), Cambridge Handbook of Linguistic Multi-competence
(ed. with Des Ryan), Routledge Handbook of the English Writing System