Daniel Walter

Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Linguistics


BA| Dickinson College| 2008

MA| Michigan State University| 2011

Ph.D.| Carnegie Mellon University| 2015

Courses Taught

English 185, 186, 299

German 101, 102, 201, 202, 297R, 301

Linguistics 201, 212W, 499


Reviews Editor, Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German

President, Metro German Group of Atlanta

Vice-President/President Elect, American Association of Teachers of German of Georgia



Walter, D. (2018). The acquisition of German declension in additive and concept-based approaches in instructed SLA. Linguistics, Interaction and Acquisition, Special Issue: The second language acquisition of case systems.

Walter, D. (2018). Student uses of the first language for L2 classroom interactions. Proceedings of the 2017 Second Language Research Forum at Ohio State University.

Walter, D. & MacWhinney, B. (2018). The impact of co-occurrence and context on the prediction of long-distance separable prefixes. Language and Communication 58, 24-33.

Walter, D. & van Compernolle, R. A. (2015). Teaching German Declension as Meaning: A Concept-Based Approach. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching 11(1), 68-85.

Carpenter, B., Achugar, M., Walter, D., & Earhart, M. (2015). Developing teachers‘ critical language awareness: A case study of guided participaton. Linguistics and Education 32, 82-97.

Walter, D. & MacWhinney, B. (2015). German majors‘ grammatical gender knowledge. Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 48(1), 25-40.

Miller, R., Martin, K., Eddingtion, C., Henery, A., Miguel, N., Tseng, A., Tuninetti, A., & Walter, D. (Eds.). (2013). Selected Proceedings of the 2012 Second Language Research Forum: Building Bridges between Disciplines. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.

Walter, D. (2013). Negotiations of Power in Multilingual University Environments. The International Journal of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics World 2(4), 1-19.

Research Interests

Second Language Acquisition


German as a Second Language