08/21/2018 - Ben and Darren's paper on sarcasm and emoji's that has received media attention is now published.
08/20/2018 - FACULTY
08/07/2018 - Congratulations to Lane Schwartz (and fellow PI, our former colleague Sylvia Schreiner at George Mason) on being awarded an NSF-DEL (Documenting Endangered Languages) grant for their project "Integ
07/06/2018 - Congratulations to 50 instructors (in 61 classes/sections) who made it to the Spring 2018 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent. Keep up the good work!
07/06/2018 - Congratulations to Sarah Choi (co-PI) and her advisor Tania Ionin (PI) and to Andrew Armstrong and his advisor Silvina Montrul (PI) on being awarded the Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant for the
05/18/2018 - One of our students, Melanie Rohla, was recently awarded the 2018 U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study Swahili this summer.
05/14/2018 - Through almost 19 years of research at Illinois, Silvina Montrul, professor of Spanish and Portuguese and L
05/01/2018 - Professor Eyamba Bokamba retires at the end of Spring 2018 after 44 years of distinguished service.
04/24/2018 - Our student John Rossi took this picture during his study abroad program in Morocco. It was displayed at the UIUC undergraduate exhibition.Thanks John for sharing this project with us!
03/28/2018 - UIUC linguistics undergrad Shayne Chammavanijakul’s magazine Dill was recently written up in the New York Times: htt
- Staci Defibaugh (UIUC PhD 2015) publishes first book through Palgrave Macmillan: "Nurse Practitioners and the Performance of Professional Competency
03/26/2018 - This book examines the interactional practices of nurse practitioners (NPs) and the delivery of health care in the US. The author takes a discourse analytic approach, examining the linguistic resources that NPs employ in their interactions with patients. These linguistic features are connected to the concept of professional competency with specific focus on the enactment of the patient-centered approach. Analytic focus is placed on how NPs address organizational responsibilities during medical visits with patients, the form and function of patient education, the use of indirect speech, and the role that small talk plays in health care encounters. The book explores the understudied professional field of nurse practitioners and examines their linguistic practices with an eye on crossing disciplinary boundaries, integrating research from linguistics, discourse analysis and health communication. It will appeal to those interested in medical discourse analysis and health communication, as well as applied linguistics scholars.
- Professor Ionin's Co-authored Book Accepted for Publication by the Linguistic Inquiry Monograph Series
01/16/2018 - Tania Ionin and Ora Matushansky to appear in the Linguistic Inquiry Monograph Series. Their working title is Cardinals: The Syntax and Semantics of Cardinal-Containing Expressions.
- Farzad Karimzad (PhD 2017) and Lydia Catedral (ABD: PhD 2018) win book contract with Routledge for 'Studies in Linguistics' series.
12/12/2017 - Help us congratulate our students who got their monograph approved by the editorial board for the Routledge Studies in Linguistics Series!
12/10/2017 - Taylor Erwin has a unique résumé for a software programmer.
10/20/2017 - Our own graduate student, Kate Lyons, has contributed a tool instrumental to the success of a new endeavor which sheds some light on use of Emoji surrounding the current trend of #MeToo.