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David Stringer

Associate Professor Second Language Studies
Adjunct Professor Linguistics
Departmental Liason to Cognitive Science Second Language Studies
Phone: (812) 855-5992

See also: Professor Stringer's homepage


  • Ph.D. 2005. Linguistics, University of Durham, UK
  • M.A. 1998. Language Acquisition, University of Durham, UK
  • B.A. Hons. 1991. Hispanic Studies, University of Manchester, UK

Research Interests

First and second language acquisition; generative syntax and morphology; lexical and conceptual semantics; language and space

  • First and second language acquisition
  • Generative syntax and morphology
  • Conceptual semantics
  • Language and space

Teaching at Indiana University

  • S511 Second Language Syntax
  • S531 Child Second Language Development
  • S532 Models of Second Language Acquisition
  • S622 World Englishes
  • S600 Topics in SLS: L2 Lexical Semantics
  • S600 Topics in SLS: The Bilingual Mental Lexicon I
  • S690 Independent Readings in Second Language Studies: The PP domain in SLA: Prepositions, postpositions and particles
  • T101 Writing English Sentences
  • T501 Academic Writing for International Graduate Students I360 Introduction to Second Language Acquisition (Independent Majors Program tutorial)


English (native), French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese