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Dean Mellow

Associate Professor

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  • Tel: 778-782-6678
  • Office: RCB 9221
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  • Interests: Applied Linguistics, First Nations Languages, Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics


  • PhD, Curriculum and Instruction/Language Education, University of British Columbia


Dr. Mellow has taught at the University of South Carolina and Northern Arizona University. He studies both the second language acquisition of English and the first language acquisition of Anihshininiimowin (spoken in northern Ontario). He studies language from linguistic, cognitive, cultural (i.e., non-colonial), and pedagogical perspectives. His studies of the effects of instruction on second language acquisition have led him to explore diverse approaches to measurement and research design. His work has appeared in journals such as Applied Linguistics, Lingua, Native Studies Review, Second Language Research, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition.


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