Our Students

Current MA students (Fall 2019) - research interests, languages, & recent work:

  • Manal Al Assaf
    • foreign language education, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, historical linguistics
    • Arabic, English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Taqreed Alharbi
  • Ilyas Atmaca
  • Kerry Ann Brown
  • Eileen Bustamante
    • language acquisition, bilingualism, pragmatics, sociolinguistics
    • Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Hebrew
  • Jesula Chery
  • Khari (Russell) Clemmons
    • Yorùbá onomastics (incl. morpho-syntax of Yorùbá onomastics), morphology, metaphor analysis of Ifá corpus
    • English, Yorùbá (Standard and Ife)
    • Fulbright-Hays Fellow (2019, University of Ìbàdàn, Nigeria)
    • "Morpho-syntax and sociolinguistic paradigm of Yorùbá personal names and their potential impact on African-American naming conventions." (in progress)
    • "Yorùbá verbal derivation through noun incorporation." (in progress)
  • Alexis Davis
    • sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, phonetics, bilingualism/bidialectalism, morphology, psycholinguistics
    • English (AAVE, American Southern), Spanish, French 
  • Reagan Dewell
  • Soraya Exposito
  • Noora Gichi
    • second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, phonetics, psycholinguistics
    • Arabic, English, French
  • Ivy Gilbert
    • critical discourse analysis, ecolinguistics, sociocultural linguistics, lexical semantics, conceptual metaphor, semiotics
    • English, French
    • "A linguistic analysis of dairy and veal industry discourses." Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Ecolinguistics (2019; Odense, Denmark).
    • "Conspiratorial animals: Deconstructing visual representations of non-human animals as food." Paper presented at the 11th Conference of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (2019; Stavanger, Norway).
  • Daleyah Hafez
  • Ezechiel Joseph
  • Nicholas Morano
  • Christopher Shepler
  • Federico Tiberini
    • morphology, language contact & language change, sociolinguistics, interplay between linguistics & literature
    • Italian, English, Spanish, French, Latin
  • Emily Utz
  • Lauren VanArman
  • Cynthia Vidal
    • multilingualism, foreign language education, teaching methods, dyslexia, language disorders
    • English, German, Japanese, Spanish
    • “L1 word order and sensitivity to verb bias in L2 processing: A conceptual replication study.” Paper presented at the 86th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (2019: Boca Raton, FL).
  • Rita Vidal-Zaccardi
    • sociolinguistics, bilingualism, syntax, historical linguistics, natural language processing (NLP)
    • Spanish, English, French, Italian