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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi


The Becky Morton Linguistics Fund

A new fund benefitting the UM Department of Modern Languages honors one of Oxford’s most beloved couples, Becky and Al Moreton. The Rebecca “Becky” Moreton UM Linguistics Fund in support of the College of Liberal Arts linguistics program will provide the program with needed resources to serve students for many years to come. Becky and […]

Mod Langs News Briefs: Spring 2022

Second Language Studies PhD candidate Timur Akishev will serve as an Open Research Laboratory Associate for the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Congratulations, Timur!

Working Papers 18: Dr. Stephen Fafulas and Hayden Pierce “The L2 Acquisition of Null Subjects in Spanish”

In this talk, we present a preliminary analysis of our ongoing investigation on the second language development of subject expression in Spanish by English-speaking learners. Our data come from simultaneous film narrations with native speakers of Spanish and learners at various proficiency levels. Spanish and English differ in the available forms for marking referential subjects. […]

Modern Languages PhD Program Shows Extraordinary Growth

From the View from Ventress newsletter published by the College of Liberal Arts:

Graduate Student Colloquium 12 November 2021

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 […]

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 […]