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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi


Dr. Christodoulou: Research Grant Studying Language Development in Children with Down Syndrome

Improving Grammatical Standing of Stigmatised Dialects to Help Diagnose and Treat Language Disorders From Cordis EU Research Results: “All over the world, children are stigmatised because of the variety of a standard language they speak: some are misdiagnosed with a language disorder; and other children who may in fact present communication difficulties due to a […]

Socio-Linguistics Lab Year in Review

Director’s Message: Greetings from the SoCIOLing Lab! The Lab was founded in 2013 to provide a mechanism for training undergraduate and graduate students on community-engaged research, as well as a way to connect with scholars at peer institutions. At the same time, the Lab promotes the study of Linguistics and the diversity of languages and […]

UM News: Modern Languages Doctoral Program Enormous Growth

Enrollment in terminal degree program has multiplied 11 times in four years OXFORD, Miss. – Four years ago, the doctoral program in the University of Mississippi‘s Department of Modern Languages began with five full-time students. That enrollment has since multiplied 11 times the original number and counting. The degree is designed to educate professionals who […]

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Apply for RA Positions in the SoCIOLing Lab

Are you interested in learning more about Spanish, bilingualism and linguistic variation? Do you want to gain hands-on research experience and analytical skills that can help you in your future career? If so, consider joining the SoCIOLing Lab as a Research Assistant! SoCIOLing Lab: The Study of Communities, Involvement & Outreach and Linguistics (SoCIOLing) Laboratory was established in 2013. The Lab […]

Mod Langs News Briefs: Student Awards March 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 Fulbright Semi-Finalists in Modern Languages: Alana Mitias (Arabic) Charlette Armistead (Arabic) Olivia Myers (International Relations major and Russian minor) Susanna Cassisa (German) Congratulations to Zacheriah Allen (Linguistics and Spanish) for receiving the Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program grant. Zach will conduct research, prepare a publication, and apply to Phd programs under the […]

Mod Langs News Briefs: Warhol, Kahng, Otonya, Akishev, Fafulas

Dr. Tamara Warhol, Associate Professor of Linguistics, will serve as the Department of Modern Languages Equity Representative. Congratulations and thank you, Dr. Warhol, for your excellent service! MA student Msafiri Otonya worked with Dr. Jimin Kahng, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, to publish the article, “What Elicited Imitation Can Show Us: Quantitative and Qualitative Analyses of […]

Graduate Student Colloquium: Saudi Female’s Attitudes to EFL Varieties

Zoom Link to Colloquium 12 February 2021 at 3:00p

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Moreton Donation Supports Linguistics Program

A donation to the linguistics program of the Department of Modern Languages has been made in memory of Rebecca Larche Moreton (1937-2016). Rebecca “Becky” Moreton graduated from the University of Mississippi and earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Tulane University in 2001. She was in U.S. Government service as a linguist at the Center for Applied […]

Jimin Kahng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Office: Howry 204 Email: Phone: 662-915-3110 Education: Ph.D. in Second Language Studies, Michigan State University (2014) M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (ELT Materials Development), International Graduate School of English, Seoul, Korea (2005) B.A in English Education, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea (2002) Teaching and Research Interests: Second Language Acquisition and Education, Teaching English […]