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Dr. Mellom holds a Ph.D. in linguistics specializing in second language acquisition.  She works primarily with pre and inservice teachers to develop their ability to make academic content accessible to linguistically and culturally diverse learners. Her qualitative analysis explores the role of collaborative, conversation-based instruction in identity construction, and cognitive and linguistic development.  Her current research…
I study spoken language in order to improve our models of speech from both the speaker’s and the listener’s point of view. My research projects are rooted in the tradition of laboratory phonology, an approach which integrates experimental methods with more abstract linguistic representations of sound structure. I apply phonetic methodologies to gain insight on topics such as the nature of phonological contrast, the realization of phonological…
Historical Indo-European linguistics, prepositional semantics, Slavic linguistics and folklore, acquisition of Russian by foreign and heritage language learners
vocabulary development, psychology of reading, reading prosody
Middle High German, medieval German literature of courtly love (minne), and the literary, cultural and historical/historiographic relationship between German-speaking lands and eastern Europe, primarily Hungary
Language change and variation in the Romance languages
Prof. Quesada's field of expertise is in second language (L2) acquisition. Her most recent research has focused on the acquisition of tense, aspect and mood, subject pronouns, and lexical datives among Spanish L2 learners. Prof. Quesada teaches graduate seminars in Romance linguistics theory and analysis, Spanish second language acquisition, the history of Spanish, and special topics in Spanish L2 acquisition, as well as various undergraduate…
Yoruba language and linguistics, applied linguistics and language teaching, and language, culture and society.
Keith Langston is Professor of Slavic Studies and Linguistics. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from Yale University, where he also taught for three years as a lecturer. Since 1995 he has been a member of the faculty of Germanic & Slavic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Georgia. His research interests include Slavic prosody and the phonology/morphology interface; historical Slavic linguistics and…

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