John Schumann

John Schumann

John Schumann

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John H. Schumann is a Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics and former chair of the Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL at UCLA. His research includes language acquisition, the neurobiology of language, the neurobiology of learning, and language evolution. He is co-author of The Interactional Instinct: The Evolution and Acquisition of Language (OUP, 2009) and The Neurobiology of Learning (Erlbaum, 2004). He is also the author of The Neurobiology of Affect in Language (Blackwell, 1997).


Ed.D., Harvard University Graduate School of Education
B.A., Fordham University