Istvan Kecskes

Researches intercultural communication and foreign language learning

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Istvan Kecskes

Distinguished Professor
School of Education
Department: Educational Theory and Practice

Second language acquisition; bilingualism; multilingualism; intercultural communication; foreign language learning; English as a Lingua Franca; cognitive linguistics

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Istvan Kecskes is the founding editor of the linguistics journal Intercultural Pragmatics and the Mouton Series in Pragmatics. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Pragmatics and the International Journal of Multilingualism.

Kecskes, a professor of Educational Theory and Practice at UAlbany, is the author of Foreign Language and Mother Tongue (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000).