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Second Language Studies
University of Mississippi
September 24, 2021. Our second meeting in person: work, fun, and love!
August 20, 2021. After one plus year of virtual work together, our team had its first meeting in person!
August 20, 2021. After one plus year of virtual work together, our team had its first meeting in person!
May 15, 2021. Timur Akishev, Ph. D. Candidate, presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXXXVIII Annual Conference.
May 15, 2021. Timur Akishev, Ph. D. Candidate, presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXXXVIII Annual Conference.
May 14, 2021. Arwa Alsindy presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXXXVIII Annual Conference.
May 14, 2021. Arwa Alsindy presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXXXVIII Annual Conference.
May 15, 2021. Shuang Cheng, Ph. D. Candidate, presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXXXVIII Annual Conference.
May 15, 2021. Shuang Cheng, Ph. D. Candidate, presented at the SouthEastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) LXXXVIII Annual Conference.
Feb. 12th, 2021. Arwa Alsindy presented at the second UM The Colloquium / GSCALT.
Sep. 18th, 2020. Shanshan Duan performed the first UM Graduate Student Colloquium in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The Colloquium / GSCALT.
Sep. 18th, 2020. Shanshan Duan performed the first UM Graduate Student Colloquium in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. The Colloquium / GSCALT.
February 28th, 2020. Talk on Vocabulary Acquisition in the L2 Classroom by visiting speaker Dr. Jamie Rankin, director of the German language program at Princeton University.
February 28th, 2020. Talk on Vocabulary Acquisition in the L2 Classroom by visiting speaker Dr. Jamie Rankin, director of the German language program at Princeton University.
February 28th, 2020. Talk on Vocabulary Acquisition in the L2 Classroom by visiting speaker Dr. Jamie Rankin, director of the German language program at Princeton University.
LIN 603 Seminar in Second Language Phonology (Fall 2019). Last day of class!
LIN 691 Quantitative Research Methods (Fall 2019). Group picture from the last day of class!
LIN 650 Seminar in Second Language Acquisition (Fall 2019). Group presentation from last day of class!
LING 616 Seminar in Syntax (Fall 2018). Last day of class!
Spring 2018. Dr. Fafulas and the pioneering candidates!

Welcome to the website of the
Ph.D. program in Second Language Studies
at the University of Mississippi!

This program prepares students for advanced-level work in the areas of language instruction and linguistic research. Guided by the expert faculty specializing in multifarious research paradigms, our tight-knit, inclusive, and diverse student community is tirelessly working to make our own contribution to the contemporary study and teaching of languages.

Applied Linguistics and Spanish are the two main concentrations offered in terms of the program by the Department of Modern Languages.

Students from all over the world representing different backgrounds and languages contribute to the cultural and linguistic richness of the program.

We are global!

Upcoming Events

News

Call for Papers


The University of Mississippi Working Papers in Linguistics (UMWPL)

7/28/2021:Thank you for promoting our SLS program and the University of Mississippi, Dayni!


Interview from Study USA magazine to Dayni Díaz Mederos.

LCRGradConf21. Graduate Student Conference in Learner Corpus Research 2021


The virtual LCRGradConf21 will be held on October 11-12, 2021. This is a great opportunity for Ph.D. and MA students to present their (in-progress) results and receive feedback from former students.Learn more about this free event.

7/28/2021: Thank you for being our SLS program representative of the Saudi students, Arwa!


Arwa Alsindy is SASO's Vice-president and a very active member. The Saudi Arabian Students Organization represents Saudi students at the University of Mississippi!
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Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA)


If you like to keep yourself informed and current on classroom ideas and practices, join the webinars and all the professional developments MaFLA provides. To join, visit MaFLA. Their first virtual conference “Creating Cross-Cultural Connections” will take place on October 21-24.

6/24/2021: Congratulations to our Department of Modern Languages!



"Enrollment in terminal degree program has multiplied 11 times in four years" (University of Mississippi News). Read more


ACTFL


An Annual Convention and World Languages Expo where educators from different languages around the world come together. This exciting event will offer high-quality sessions, electronic posters, round tables, and a virtual exhibit hall where participants can meet exhibitors.

This virtual event will take place on November 19-21. For more information visit Registration

5/05/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Lin Zhu on successfully passing her oral defense in the Spring Semester 2021!

Psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic and clinical linguistic research. Oct 30, 2021


Call Deadline: July 15, 2021
Location: Online, Novi Sad, Serbia
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05/05/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Rosalynn Vásquez Rutland and Marta Galindo on successfully passing their comprehensive exams part 2 in the Spring Semester 2021!

Research Conference: Learning, teaching, and using languages in 21st-century South America and the Southern Hemisphere. New trends and challenges. Oct 27-29, 2021


Subjects: Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, General Linguistics, Pragmatics
Call Deadline: Aug 6, 2021
Location: Online, Santiago, Chile
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05/24/2021: Congratulations, Jimoh!


Jimoh Braimoh's manuscripts have been accepted for publication in the Southern Journal of Linguistics and in Per Linguam and the Forum of the Linguistics Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS).

3rd International Conference on Theoretical East Asian Psycholinguistics. Nov 20-21, 2021


Subjects: Psycholinguistics
Call Deadline: July 15, 2021
Location: Online, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan
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05/14/2021: Congratulations, Dr. Coles!


Dr. Coles has been elected Vice President of SECOL for 2021-2023 and President for 2023-2025. We know her new position implies a significant commitment and dedication of time. We also know that it will be a huge benefit to our Ph.D. students. We appreciate her loyalty to the field, to the school, and to the students. Congratulations for election to these important roles!

2nd International Conference Innovation and Technology in Language Teaching. Nov 29 -Dec 3, 2021

05/13-15/2021: Congratulations to our classmates who have presented in SECOL XXXVII. Southeastern (Virtual) Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) 2021: 


-Asmaa Taha, "The Functions and Uses of the Discourse Marker Bita: in Egyptian Arabic."
-Shuang Cheng, "Effects of Chinese morphological awareness and vocabulary knowledge on word boundary recognition in Chinese as a second language reading."
-Timur Akishev, "Morphosemantic Adaptation of -ING Anglicisms in Russian: A Parameter-Driven Approach."
-Marcella Netto, "How the screenplay of City of God reflects variable plural agreement within Determiner Phrases (DPs) in Brazilian Portuguese."

and presented and moderated the panel: 

-Arwa Alsindy, "Saudi Males and Females on Twitter."

International Conference on Language, Linguistics, and Technology. Nov 17-19, 2021


Subjects: Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation
Call Deadline: July 31, 2021
Location: Online, Vigo, Spain
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05/01/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Yasmeen Alruwaili on successfully passing her comprehensive exams in the Spring Semester 2021!

International Workshop on the Expression of Contrast and the Annotation of Information Structure in Corpora. Nov 18-19, 2021


Subjects: General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: Aug 20, 2021
Location: Online or hybrid (in Leuven + streaming), Belgium
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05/01/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Rowida Al Ghamadi on successfully passing her comprehensive exams in the Spring Semester 2021!

V Jornadas de Jóvenes Lingüistas. Nov 29-Dec 1, 2021


Subject Language: Spanish
Call Deadline: Aug 1, 2021
Location: Online, Argentina
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05/01/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Khadija Alzahrani on successfully passing her comprehensive exams in the Spring Semester 2021!


LSA 2022 Annual Meeting


The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) will be hosting its 2022 annual meeting on January 6-9 in Washington, DC. If you cannot attend in-person, please check the virtually alternative information. For registration visit LSA 2021.

04/12/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Maiyojanna Pelayo on successfully passing her comprehensive exams in the Spring Semester 2021!

TESOL 2022 Convention & English Language Expo


This event will take place on March 22-25, 2022. You can join this global community either in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or virtually! For more information Click here.

04/10 - 11/2021: Congratulations!


Congratulations to Iuliia Rychkova and Timur Akishev for their successful presentations at the CARTA 2021 Conference (Central Association of Russian Teachers of America).

02/08 - 03/22/2021: Congratulations!


Timur Akishev has recently delivered a series of lectures for graduate students as an invited scholar at Samara University of Public Administration "International Market Institute", Samara, Russia. Topics:

1) “A step-by-step guide to pursuing a Ph.D. in linguistics from an American university”
2) “Applying (qualitative and quantitative research methods) in applied linguistics”
3) “An ethnographic approach to discussing multilingual speakers’ language attitudes”

02/28/2021: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Marta Galindo on successfully passing her comprehensive exams in the Spring Semester 2021!

12/08/2020: Dear Dr. Coles:


We wish you a very productive time during your sabbatical! Thank you for all the help you have provided to all of us since we started the program. Your dedication is priceless. Best wishes!

12/01/2020: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Asmaa Taha on successfully passing her oral defense in the Fall Semester 2020!

12/01/2020: Congratulations to our committed Ph.D. students!


Congratulations to Shanshan Duan, Timur Akishev, Maiyojanna Pelayo, Iuliia Rychkova, and Marta Galindo for their participation in the MFLA conference 2020.

12/01/2020: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Shanshan Duan, Shuang Cheng, Rosalynn Vásquez Rutland, Arwa Alsindy, Raúl A. Gamboa García on successfully passing their comprehensive exams, and Asmaa Taha on successfully passing her oral defense in the Fall Semester 2020!

09/22/2020: Congratulations on your accomplishment!


Congratulations to Shanshan Duan for her excellent presentation on “Noun animacy as a far in the production of L2 English passives by L1 Mandarin learners” at our first Colloquium on September 18, 2020. Keep up your great work!

07/18/2020: Congratulations on your achievement!


Congratulations to Jimoh Braimoh on successfully passing his comprehensive exams in the Spring Semester 2020! 
Learn more about Jimoh.

07/31/2020: Out of the MA into the Ph.D.!


A fresh graduate of our department’s MA in Linguistics program, Beyza Cayli has been active in the Ph.D. program since day one! She has joined our website maintenance team as the manager of our program’s Instagram page.
Check out our Instagram page.

05/08/2020: Good luck, Prof. Sapp!


Professor Christopher Sapp has accepted a tenure-track position in the Germanic Studies Department at Indiana University Bloomington starting this fall!
We thank him for his valuable input in our professional growth and wish him all the best!

05/01/2020: Congratulations to David Higginbotham and Timur Akishev on successfully passing their comprehensive exams this semester!


David is interested in the advantages that creative writing provides in second language learning and instruction of Spanish in the U.S., and Timur's work concerns the adaptation of -ING anglicisms in Russian and Kazakh.

(This information was last updated on October 11, 2021)