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
11/13/2019 - Congratulations to Linda Sims, a Lecturer in the ESL Program here at Illinois and a MATESL grad, for receiving the 2020
10/15/2019 - All international students at UIUC are invited to attend Fall 2019 UIUC ESL Grammar Workshop Series hosted by students in EIL 422 English Grammar for ESL Teachers and
09/24/2019 - The following instructors are rated as Excellent in the past semesters of 2019. Congratulations and keep up the good work!
09/11/2019 - Dr. Ryan Shosted, who has worked with Urbana-Champaign’s Q’anjob’al-speaking community to publish Maya literacy materials and help educate the non-Maya community about the Q'anjob'al language, was interviewed by WLRN, a Florida-based public radio station, about issues concerning Mayan languages.