Department of Linguistics

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Read article: Join Us for Student Award Ceremony and Dedication of the Chin-Woo Kim Phonetics Laboratory
Join Us for Student Award Ceremony and Dedication of the Chin-Woo Kim Phonetics Laboratory
We cordially invite you to join the the Linguistics Student Award and Graduate Recognition Ceremony and the Chin-Woo Kim Phonetics Laboratory Naming and Dedication Ceremony that will take place in Lucy Ellis Lounge on Wednesday, May 1, 4pm - 6pm. Join us in celebration of an excellent year's work...
Read article: Eman Saadah awarded 2024 SLCL Diversity & Engagement Award
Eman Saadah awarded 2024 SLCL Diversity & Engagement Award
We are excited to recognize Dr. Eman Saadah for receiving the 2024 SLCL Diversity & Engagement Award!  This award recognizes alumni or members of the community at large who have made significant contributions (tangible and intangible) to the SLCL community; contributions which...
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Read article: UIUC's Sid Bhushan named Linguist List Rising Star
UIUC's Sid Bhushan named Linguist List Rising Star
During its annual Fund Drive, the Linguist List features undergraduate and early-career graduate students who have gone above and beyond the classroom to participate in the wider field of linguistics. Selected nominees exemplify a commitment to not only academic performance, but also to the field...
Read article: Dr. Silvina Montrul to give Plenary Address at Boston University Conference on Language Development
Dr. Silvina Montrul to give Plenary Address at Boston University Conference on Language Development
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Silvina Montrul will give a plenary address at the 49th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD). The Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD) is one of the largest student-...
Read article: A New Volume from Tania Ionin and Silvina Montrul
A New Volume from Tania Ionin and Silvina Montrul
We are proud to announce that a new volume edited by Professors Tania Ionin and Silvina Montrul has just been released!  The Routledge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition, Morphosyntax, and Semantics was released on March 11, 2024, published by Routledge.  In addition...
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Uliana Ovsiannikova

Uliana Ovsiannikova

The university's diverse academic community ,which supports interdisciplinary professionals, makes it an ideal environment for aspiring language teachers and researchers. For instance, I am getting my Graduate Minor in Game Design along with my MATESL degree, which allowed me to work on several projects on educational games development.

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Ha Ram (Hannah) Kim

The MATESL and Linguistics/SLATE programs provided me with theoretical and practical knowledge that could easily be applied to the real world. Diverse teaching and researching opportunities I had under the guidance of amazing mentors have been invaluable (e.g., teaching ESL writing, administering the EPT), and these helped me grow professionally.

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Featured Courses Fall 2024

Course Logo for Inner Aspect Course

Inner aspect focuses on how predicates denote events: whether they are linguistically coded as complete or incomplete. This course compares examples from English, Spanish, Turkish, Romanian, Hungarian, Russian, Czech, Malagasy, Tagalog, and more!

Ling 591

Gen SLA course card

This course will bring together the theoretically oriented study of second language acquisition (SLA) with classroom and lab-based intervention research about grammar teaching.

Ling 591

Semantics of Non-Declaratives Course Card

Did you ever wonder how a truth-conditional semantic theory could deal with questions, commands, and other sentences that don’t have truth values? Now is your chance to find out!

Ling 591

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This course explores the intersections between language learning, language teaching, and technology. Learn about a variety of TILT tools including Langcaches, Virtual Worlds, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and a lot more!

EIL 587