03/11/2020 - UIUC’s second annual Sociolinguistics Symposium (SOSY) congregated on February 27th to discuss research results, exchange ideas and dialogues related to sociolinguistics.
03/09/2020 - Today we welcome our prospective students, who have been admitted to the linguistics program for the year 2020/2021.
03/03/2020 - Peter Lasersohn's article Common nouns as modally non-rigid restricted variables has been published in Linguistics and
03/03/2020 - We are pleased to announce that Sea Hee (Sarah) Choi has successfully defended her dissertation, "The Count/Mass Distinction in Native and Non-native Grammar" prepared under the direction of Profes
02/27/2020 - Dr.
02/10/2020 - "The second annual Sociolinguistics Symposium will take place on February 27 at the Foreign Languages Building with a renewed focus on studying bilingualism and speech communities. SOSY is a graduate student-run symposium meant to provide graduate students a forum to present and discuss their research related to sociolinguistics and to showcase other work in the field."
02/10/2020 - Anna Tsiola, 5th year PhD student in Linguistics, was recently awarded a scholarship from the Hellenic Link Midwest professional organization. Anna’s research interest centers on Second Language Acquisition and explores how different contextual modalities facilitate uninstructed language learning.
01/08/2020 - "University of Illinois student Adam Aaronson created Saturday’s crossword puzzle in The New York Times to include several interesting and fun words that have never been used before in The New York
Recent Linguistics PhD Grad and Dr. Melissa Bowles have an article in the Dec 2019 TESOL Quarterly titled "How deeply do second language learners process written corrective feedback?
Ionin, Tania & Matushansky, Ora. (2018). Cardinals: The syntax and semantics of cardinal-containing expressions.
Ionin, T., & Rispoli, M. (n.d.). Three streams of generative language acquisition research: Introduction (Vol. 63). John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Language Maintenance, Revival and Shift in the Sociology of Religion, Edited by:
Peter Lasersohn (2017) Subjectivity and Perspective in Truth-theoretic Semantics. Oxford University Press.
- Hittite class, offered by the Department of Linguistics for the first time this fall, combines 21st-century and Bronze Age technology
12/09/2019 - Hittite class, taught by Professor Ryan Shosted, offers students with opportunities to engage with an extinct language using both modern technology and ancient methods of pressing cuneiform symbols