Pit Corder

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Stephen Pit Corder (1918–1990) was Professor of Applied linguistics at the University of Edinburgh for over 20 years until his retirement in 1983.[1]

Stephen Krashen acknowledges Corder's inspiration in developing his own Theory of second language acquisition.[2]

Corder was the first president (1967-70) of the British Association for Applied Linguistics.[3]


  • Corder, S. Pit (1960) An intermediate English practice book. Longman
  • Corder, S. P. (1967) "The significance of learner's errors." International Review of Applied Linguistics 5: 161-170.
  • Corder, Stephen Pit. (1973) Introducing applied linguistics Penguin Education (at Google Books)
  • Corder, S. Pit. (1981) Error Analysis and Interlanguage. Oxford University Press