Council on the Radio – Dr. Reza Samar (5/11/2016)

Reza Samar is an associate professor of (Socio)linguistics and Applied Linguistics. He holds a Ph.D. from University of Ottawa, Canada in Applied-Sociolinguistics and specializes in Sociolinguistics (Variation Theory, Bilingualism, and intercultural communication) and its application to Second/Foreign Language Acquisition. He teaches Sociolinguistics, Second Language acquisitions and Discourse Analysis at MA and PhD levels and is the author of numerous books like “Aspects of Second Language Speech: a variationist perspective” published in 2010 and articles appearing as book chapters or in journals such as International Journal of Bilingualism. Two inter-related areas of interest he is recently working on are intercultural communication (between first and second languages/cultures) and identity (socio-cultural/national/professional) of the people involved in Foreign/Second language learning contexts.
He is now on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center, University of Montana.