Joe Barcroft

Professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition
Director of the Summer Institute in Spain
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
research interests:
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Input Processing
  • Processing Resource Allocation During Lexical Acquisition
  • Bilingual Mental Lexicon
  • Acoustic Variability
  • Psycholinguistics
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contact info:

office hours:

  • Tuesday & Wednesday 3:00-4:00 PM

mailing address:

  • Washington University
  • CB 1077
  • One Brookings Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Professor Barcroft’s research and teaching focus on language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, grammar and vocabulary acquisition, and Hispanic linguistics.

Barcroft is a participating faculty member of the linguistics program and holds affiliate appointments in the philosophy-neuroscience-psychology program and the minor in applied linguistics. He teaches courses on language teaching methodology, second language acquisition, grammar and vocabulary acquisition, and Hispanic linguistics.

His articles appear in journals such as Studies in Second Language AcquisitionLanguage LearningApplied PsycholinguisticsSecond Language Research, and The Modern Language Journal. His input-based incremental approach to second language vocabulary instruction, which is grounded in research findings on lexical input processing, is described in articles in Foreign Language Annals and Hispania.

Professor Barcroft is also the Director of the Summer Language Institute in Spain.