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Richard Hallett
Richard
W.
Hallett
Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Advisor
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5879
Courses Taught
LING 201: Introduction to General Linguistics
LING 300: English Grammar in the Classroom
LING 322: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
LING 361: Introduction to World Englishes
LING 401: Fundamentals of Modern Linguistics
LING 454: Language and Identity
LING 471: World Englishes
LING 481: Language and Tourism
Research Interests
Discourse of tourism, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition
Education

Professor

Ph.D., University of South Carolina

M.A., Louisiana State University

B.A., Indiana University

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Phone
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Office Hours
Monday 10 a.m.-noon., Tuesday 3-4 p.m., Thursday 6-7 p.m., or by appointment
Main Campus
Karen Duchaj
Karen
Duchaj
Ph.D.
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5874
Expertise
History of the English language
Courses Taught
LING 109: FYE: Language and Diversity in Chicago
LING 110: Lexicology: The Study of Words
LING 120: Language and Human Behavior
LING 201: Introduction to General Linguistics
LING 301: History of the English Language
LING 322: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
LING 401: Fundamentals of Modern Linguistics
LING 446: Sociolinguistics
Research Interests
Conversation analysis, onomastics
Education

Ph.D. Northwestern University

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Chicago, IL 60625
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Phone
(773) 442-5874
Office Hours
Tuesday 3-4 p.m., Wednesday 3:45-4 p.m., Thursday 3-4 p.m.
Main Campus
Lewis Gebhardt
Lewis
Gebhardt
Ph.D.
Graduate Advisor
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5835
Expertise
Syntax, semantics, noun phrase structure and meaning, origin of language
Courses Taught
LING 401: Fundamentals of Modern Linguistics
LING 405: Typology
LING 422: Phonology
LING 427: Morphology
LING 435: Semantics
LING 437: Introduction to Generative Grammar
LING 438: Syntax
LING 447/347: Origin of Language
LING 475: Historical and Comparative Linguistics
LING 499: Thesis Seminar
Research Interests
Syntax and semantics of noun phrases, numeral classifiers, number, definiteness, Crow, Persian, theory of grammar, the origin of language
Education

Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Phone
(773) 442-5835
Office Hours
Monday 5-6:45 p.m., Wednesday 5-6:45 p.m., Thursday 3-4 p.m., or by appointment
Main Campus
Dr. Jill Hallett, Ph.D.
Jill
Hallett
Ph.D.
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5879
Courses Taught
LING 120: Language and Human Behavior
LING 361: Introduction to World Englishes
LING 364: Introduction to African American English
LING 471: World Englishes
Research Interests
Sociolinguistics, specifically American and world Englishes, urban pedagogical discourse, language in the media, linguistic identity in literature, second language/ second dialect acquisition
Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

Dissertation: “African American English in Urban Education: A Multimethodological Approach to Understanding Classroom Discourse Strategies”

M.A. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009

Qualifying papers: “New voices in the canon: The case for including world Englishes in pedagogy” (sociolinguistics), “More attention, this issue needs: Indo-Aryan constituent order transfer in English” (second language acquisition)

M.A. in Linguistics/TESL, Northeastern Illinois University, 2006

Thesis: “Identity and language choice in Indian English: Using Salman Rushdie’s novels to promote an Indian identity”

M.A. in Teaching Secondary English, National-Louis University, 2002

B.A. in English/Writing, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Articles:

Hallett, Jill. 2013.  Constructing “Remorse”: The preparation of social discourses for public consumption.  Text and Talk 33(2): 189-212.

Hallett, Jill. 2012. A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Language, Literature, and Identity.  Aligarh Journal of Linguistics, 2.

Hallett, Jill. 2011. More attention, this issue needs: Indo-Aryan constituent order transfer in English.  Southern Journal of Linguistics 35(1), 1-46.

Lichtman, Karen; Chang, Shawn; Cramer, Jennifer; Crespo del Rio, Claudia; Huensch, Amanda; Hallett, Jill. 2010. IPA Illustration of Q’anjob’al.  Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2010: 1-23. Available online at http://hdl.handle.net/2142/17090.

Hallett, Jill. 2009. Packaging social worlds: Micro- and macro-social replication in mass-mediated discourse.  Studies in the Linguistic Sciences: Illinois Working Papers 2009: 58-80. 

Chapters in Edited Volumes:

Hallett, Jill. (forthcoming) Language, Identity, and the American Classroom.  In Nehal, Raashid (ed.), Cross Cultural Issues in ELT.  New Delhi: BookShelf.

Hallett, Jill and Richard Hallett. 2013. Political Identity Gone Viral: Indian and International H1N1 Cartoons.  In Hasnain, Imtiaz, Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta, and Shailendra Mohan (eds.),  Alternative Voices:(Re)searching Language, Culture, and Identity. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars.  120-151.

Hallett, Jill. 2012. It’s a Special Kind of Frog: Co-creating Teaching Materials for the Q’anjob’al in Diaspora.  Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of Latin America/ Actas del Segundo Simposio sobre Enseñanza y Aprendizaje de Lenguas Indígenas de América Latina. Available online at http://kellogg.nd.edu/STLILLA/proceedings/Hallett_Jill.pdf.

Hallett, Jill and Richard Hallett. 2012. Metaphors and topoi of H1N1 (swine flu) political cartoons: A cross-cultural analysis.  In Bramlett, Frank (ed.), Linguistics and the Study of Comics.  New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Cramer, Jennifer and Hallett, Jill. 2010. From Chi-Town to the Dirty-Dirty: Regional Identity Markers in U.S. Hip Hop.  In Terkourafi, Marina (ed.), The Languages of Global Hip Hop.  London: Continuum.

Hallett, Jill. 2010. Codeswitching in Diasporic Indian and Jewish English-Language Media.  In Facchinetti, Roberta, David Crystal and Barbara Seidlhofer (eds.), Global English. Theoretical Aspects and Cross-Linguistic/Cultural Case Studies.  Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Hallett, Jill. 2009. New voices in the canon: The case for including world Englishes in literature. In Lucia Siebers & Thomas Hoffman (eds.) World Englishes: Problems, properties, prospects. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Background

I’m from Chicago, and am an NEIU alumna. I taught high school in Chicago for many years, and use my experience in secondary education to inspire and inform my research in sociolinguistics.

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Judith Kaplan-Weinger
Judith
D.
Kaplan-Weinger
Ph.D.
Emerita
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5877
Expertise
Language contact and multilingualism, first and bilingual language acquisition, language and identity, codeswitching and language mixing, Persian linguistics.
Courses Taught
LING 110: Lexicology: The Study of Words
LING 120: Language and Human Behavior
LING 322: Introduction to Sociolinguistics
LING 362: Linguistics and Literature
LING 363: The Graphic Novel: Literary, Cultural, and Linguistic Approaches
LING 446: Sociolinguistics
LING 448: Discourse Analysis
LING 449: Anthropological Linguistics
LING 481: Language and Tourism
LING 483: Field Methods in Linguistics
Research Interests
Language contact and multilingualism, first and bilingual language acquisition, language and identity, language choice, codeswitching and language mixing, bilingualism and gesture, bilingualism and cognitive development, Persian linguistics.
Education

Ph.D. Georgetown University

M.S. Georgetown University

B.A. Northwestern University
 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

Language and Human Behavior. 2017. Kendall Hunt. (with Shahrzad Mahootian, Lewis Gebhardt, and Richard W. Hallett)

Methods for the Ethnography of Communication: Language in Use in Schools and Communities. 2015. Routledge. (with Char Ullman)

Official Tourism Websites: A Discourse Analytic Perspective. 2010. Multilingual Matters. (with Richard W. Hallett)

Journeys to Cultural Understanding. 1995. Heinle and Heinle. (with Debra Chan and Deborah Sandstrom)

Testimonies of Jewish Holocaust Survivors: Characterizing Narratives of Resistance and Resilience. 2014. In Khiterer, Victoria (ed.), The Holocaust: Memories and History. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 102-127. (with Yonit Hoffman)

Addressing Loss and Resilience: Informing Patient Care through Comic Narratives. 2012. Atrium: The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program. Chicago: Northwestern.

A Call to Religious Festivity: Reconstructing New Orleans Tourist by Tourist. 2006. Journeys of Expression V Conference Proceedings. (with Richard Hallett)

Books:

Methods for the Ethnography of Communication: Language in Use in Schools and Communities.  2014 (To appear).  Routledge.  (with Char Ullman)

Official Tourism Websites: A Discourse Analytic Perspective. 2010. Multilingual Matters.  (with Richard W. Hallett)

Journeys to Cultural Understanding1995. Heinle and Heinle.  (with Debra Chan and Deborah Sandstrom)

Chapters in Edited Volumes:

Testimonies of Jewish Holocaust Survivors: Characterizing Narratives of Resistance and Resilience.  2014. In Khiterer, Victoria (ed.), The Holocaust: Memories and History.  Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 102-127. (with Yonit Hoffman)

A Call to Religious Festivity: Reconstructing New Orleans Tourist by Tourist.  2006.  Journeys of Expression V Conference Proceedings. (with Richard Hallett) 

The Construction of Independence: A Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Lithuanian Tourism Websites.  2004.  La Communication Touristique: Approches Discursives de l'identite et de l'alterite/Tourist Communication: Discursive Approaches to Identity and Otherness, ed. by Fabienne Baider, Marcel Burger, and Dionysis Goutsos.  Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 215-234. (with Richard Hallett)

Articles:

Addressing Loss and Resilience:  Informing Patient Care through Comic Narratives. 2012.  Atrium:  The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program.  Chicago:  Northwestern.

The place every football fan wants to visit’: A discursive analysis of football and soccer halls of fame.  The Linguistics of Football,  ed. by Eva Lavric, Gerhard Pisek, Andrew Skinner, and Wolfgang Stadler.  Tübingen: Gunter Narr, p. 211-220. (with Richard Hallett).

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ON SABBATICAL DURING THE SPRING 2015 TERM, office hours by appointment only
Main Campus
Kenneth Konopka
Kenneth
Konopka
Ph.D.
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-4705
Expertise
Sociophonetics
Courses Taught
LING 110: Lexicology: The Study of Words
LING 120: Language and Human Behavior
LING 201: Introduction to General Linguistics
Research Interests
Phonetics, sociolinguistics, language contact
Education

Instructor, Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4705
Office Hours
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 a.m., Thursday 12:30-1:30 p.m.
El Centro
Main Campus
Dr. Shahrzad Mahootian
Shahrzad
Mahootian
Ph.D.
Emerita
Linguistics
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5875
Expertise
Language contact and multilingualism, first and bilingual language acquisition, language and identity, codeswitching and language mixing
Courses Taught
LING 109: FYE: Language and Diversity in Chicago
LING 120: Language and Human Behavior
LING 201: Introduction to General Linguistics
LING 320: Language and Culture: The Middle East
LING 401: Fundamentals of Modern Linguistics
LING 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
LING 414: Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
LING 426: Advanced Linguistic Analysis
LING 450: First Language Acquisition
LING 452: Psycholinguistics
LING 453: Language Contact
LING 488: Languages and Cultures of Iran
GS 201: Introduction to Global Studies
LING 150 (Stanford University): Bilingualism
LING 252 (Stanford University): Models of Codeswitching: Review and Comparison
Research Interests
Language contact and multilingualism, first and bilingual language acquisition, language and identity, language choice, codeswitching and language mixing, bilingualism and gesture, bilingualism and cognitive development, Persian linguistics.
Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Northwestern University

M.A. in Linguistics, University of Oregon

B.A. in Political Science, Kent State University

Selected Publications

Mahootian, S. (2019). The Routledge Guide to Linguistics: Bilingualism. Taylor & Francis Publishers. Forthcoming.

Mahootian, S. (2018). Language contact and multilingualism in Iran. In Handbook of Persian Linguistics. Sedeghi, A. and Shabani-Jadidi, P. (eds). Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.

Mahootian, S., Gebhardt, L. (2018) Revisiting the functions of enclitics in Persian. In Trends in Persian and Iranian Linguistics. Krorangy, A. and Miller, C. (eds). TiLSM, De Gruyter Mouton, The Netherlands.

Mahootian, S., Kaplan-Weinger, J., Gebhardt, L and R. W. Hallett (2017). Language and Human Behavior: Topics in Linguistics. Kendall-Hunt Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa.

Sebba, M., Mahootian, S. and Carla Jonsson (eds). Code-switching in writing: approaches to mixed-language written discourse. Routledge: NY, NY. 2012.

Resources and Repertoires. In Sebba, M., Mahootian, S. and Carla Jonsson (eds). Code-switching in writing: approaches to mixed-language written discourse. Routledge: NY, NY. 2012.

Mahootian, S. and Cole, D. Cultural and Transcultural Transgression at the Border.  International Journal of Arts in Society, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.181-192. Common Grounds Publishing.  2009.

Inversion and Topicalization in Farsi Discourse: A Comparative Study. In Aspects in Iranian Linguistics. Vida Samian, Simin Karimi, Don Stilo (eds).  Cambridge Scholars Press: Newcastle, GB. 2008

Contact media: Language Choice and Identity in the New World. In Seeking Identity: Language in Society, Nancy Mae Antrim (ed.). Cambridge Scholar Press: Newcastle, GB. 2007.

Code Switching and Mixing. In: Keith Brown, (Editor-in-Chief) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics, Second Edition, volume 2, pp. 511-527. Elsevier: Oxford. 2006.

Cab Ride Memories.  DESCANT 137 Margins and Borders with Iran in Focus, Vol 38, N 2: 187-189, Toronto, Canada. 2007.

Linguistic Change and Social Meaning: Codeswitching in the Media.  International Journal of Bilingualism, Blackwell Publishers. Vol. 9, 2005.

Church, B., Ayman-Nolley, S., S. Mahootian , The Role of Gesture in Bilingual Education: Does Gesture Enhance Learning?" International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 2004.

Mahootian, S. and Santorini, B., Implications of codeswitching for lexical TAG, in Tree Adjoining Grammar,Abeillé, A. and Rambow, O., (ed.). CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA. 2000.

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