SLS Alumna Peggy Kang Selected as English Language Fellow

Congratulations to SLS Alumna Peggy Kang, who recently completed an English Language Fellowship in Cameroon with the U.S. Department of State, from 2016-2018.  Peggy’s primary job during her fellowship was to provide English language instruction to university students in medicine,…

November 9: Dissertation Defense – Hyunwoo Kim

Announcing PhD in Second Language Studies Dissertation Defense Hyunwoo Kim Cross-linguistic activation in Korean L2 learners’ processing of remention bias in English Chair: Theres Grüter Friday November 9, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Moore Hall, Room 258   Abstract Effects of cross-linguistic…

MA Student R. L. Hughes Awarded FLAS Fellowship to Study Indonesian

Congratulations to MA student R. L. Hughes, who was recently granted a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Indonesian in Yogyakarta, Central Java this past summer (2018). Hughes attended language classes full-time in her pursuit to attain…

Professor & Graduate Chair Dr. Higgins Named Co-Editor of Applied Linguistics

Congratulations to Dr. Christina Higgins, who was appointed to serve as co-editor of Applied Linguistics, a prestigious peer-reviewed academic journal published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Higgins joins co-editor Dr. Anna Mauranen (University of Helsinki), for a five-year term. Applied…

PhD Student Wenyi Ling Awarded NSF Grant to Study Learners’ Processing and Use of Tones in Mandarin Chinese

Congratulations to PhD student Wenyi Ling, who has received a prestigious Doctoral Dissertation Research grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her project “The Perception, Processing and Learning of Mandarin Tone by Second Language Speakers”! Additional details about Wenyi’s…

Remembering Professor Emeritus in Linguistics Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs

Professor Emeritus in Linguistics, Dr. Roderick “Ricky” Jacobs, passed away in his home in Decatur, Georgia, on June 22, 2018. He was 84. Dr. Jacobs served as Professor of Linguistics and ESL from 1973, and chaired the Department of ESL…