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Second Language Studies
University of Mississippi

The UM Graduate Student Colloquium
in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
The Colloquium / GSCALT


This series aims to provide an opportunity for graduate students in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi to present their research in preparation for submitting to journals and presenting at conferences. 

A graduate student-run organization, the Colloquia will be held during the Fall and Spring semesters. At each event, one or two students will volunteer to present their original research. The presenters will not only improve their public presentation skills but also receive valuable feedback on their work from their peers and the Modern Languages faculty.  

Each hour-long Colloquium will ideally incorporate two 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes of questions and feedback for each presenter.  

If you wish to become a presenter at The Colloquium / GSCALT, apply here.

Upon receipt of this document, your presentation will be scheduled for a closer possible Colloquium, and the cover page will be distributed as an invitation (as a departmental poster and via email) to your upcoming presentation. 

If you have participated in the first review meeting (virtual) with the GSCALT Committee, in which you have delivered a preliminary version of your presentation and received feedback from the Committee, please check the list here before you ask to schedule the second meeting.

For more information, please contact the coordinators: 

As of 20 May 2021, our team is Timur Akishev / Shanshan Duan / Iuliia Rychkova / Maiyojanna Pelayo / Marta Galindo.

We hope you can join us this semester and help us make the Colloquium a tradition!


The Colloquium: “From Slavery to Freedom: The Story of an Afro-Mexican Woman”  April 22, 2022 – 3-4 PM by Margaree Obioha (University of Mississippi) .

The Colloquium: “Contrasting loandword ideologies in post-Soviet Armenia.”  Zoom Presentation November 12, 2021 by Emma Santelmann (University of Michigan) and Sean Nonnenmacher (University of Pittsburgh).


The Colloquium: “Saudi Females’ Attitudes to EFL Varieties: A Pilot Study.”  Zoom Presentation February 12, 2021 by Arwa Alsindy


The Colloquium: “Noun animacy as a far in the production of L2 English passives by L1 Mandarin learners.”  Zoom Presentation September 18, 2020 by Shanshan Duan.

(This information was last updated on May 15, 2022)