Welcome to the website of the Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism Lab (The SLAB Lab)! The lab is under the direction of Dr. Nick Henry, Assistant Professor of Second Language Studies in the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
Together, the members of the SLAB Lab explore language acquisition and bilingualism from a variety of different perspectives. Our research is focused on how learners acquire languages and on the consequences of bilingualism. In order to investigate these issues, we conduct lab-based experiments, develop psycholinguistically-motivated instructional techniques, and test learner progress in language classrooms.
The SLAB Lab brings together faculty, graduate and undergraduate students with a variety of academic backgrounds and language expertise. If you are a student interested in potential research opportunities, please contact Dr. Nick Henry.