Department of Linguistics

Block Reference
Read article: Anna Mendoza Receives LEAP Scholar Award
Anna Mendoza Receives LEAP Scholar Award
Congratulations to Dr. Anna Mendoza, on being selected to receive the LEAP (Lincoln Excellence Assistant Professor) Scholar award for 2024-26! The LEAP Award is granted to distinguished early-career faculty at the University of Illinois who demonstrate the highest caliber of academic...
Read article: GASLA-17: A Celebration of SLA Research!
GASLA-17: A Celebration of SLA Research!
The Linguistics Department just hosted the 17th Meeting of the Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference (GASLA-17)! The biannual academic conference took place on May 2nd – 4th at the Levis Faculty Center and attracted 148...
Block Reference
Read article: New Monograph by Jonathan Dunn
New Monograph by Jonathan Dunn
We are excited to announce that Computational Construction Grammar by UIUC's Jonathan Dunn was published last week by Cambridge University Press! This Element introduces a usage-based computational approach to Construction Grammar that draws on techniques from natural language...
Read article: John Kotnarowski Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Project
John Kotnarowski Selected by U.S. Department of State for Prestigious English Language Specialist Project
The U.S. Department of State announced the selection of UIUC ESL Senior Lecturer John Kotnarowski for an English Language Specialist project focusing on teaching academic writing in Kazakhstan. Kotnarowski is part of a select group, as his project is one of over 250 that the English...
Read article: UIUC Hosts U.S. Universities Arabic Midwest Debate Championship
UIUC Hosts U.S. Universities Arabic Midwest Debate Championship
Through April 19-21, 2024, a significant milestone was achieved with the inception of the inaugural U.S. Universities Arabic Midwest Debate Championship at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The event was coordinated by the...
Block Reference
Sid Bhushan

Sid Bhushan

My favorite thing about linguistics is how versatile of a field it is. Language is everywhere and it's possible to study so many different aspects of it.

Block Reference
Black and white portrait photo of Anna Mendoza

Dr. Anna Mendoza

I received an HRI (Humanities Research Institute) summer grant of $3,000 for my in-progress ethnography of a French dual immersion program in Urbana-Champaign. I will be tracking the language acquisition outcomes and motivation/investment to learn French among different students who speak French as a second or a heritage language. In summer 2023, I will be using the grant towards interpreter and participant compensation as I interview a representative sample of 30 families who send their children to the school's English-French dual immersion program from Congolese, Moroccan, Algerian, African...

Calendar

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

Course Advertisement EIL 587

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