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Research & Projects

Want to get involved with faculty research? Interested Linguistics students should contact faculty project leaders directly.

Civil Engineering Writing Project

Applied linguists collaborate with civil engineers to study the writing of engineering practitioners and students, and to help students become better prepared for workplace writing. This project is spearheaded by Susan Conrad.

Community Engagement and Outreach

Linguistically diverse Atkinson Elementary (a Portland Public School District, K-5 school) is a practice setting for LING 409/509 PRAC: Community Activism in Multilingual / Multicultural Contexts.  Diversity Teaching Gardens, The RHYTHM Project, and a Multi-Lingual Art Installation are just some of Janet Cowal's multi-generational family ESL projects.

Community ESL Practicum

2009 Carter Award winning teaching practicum program in which LING 409/509 students get practice teaching hours and adult ESL students get free classes in survival English. The Practicum is coordinated by Regina Weaver. 

Literacy, Language & Technology Research Group (LLTR)

Projects center on the acquisition of literacy, digital literacy, and second languages among adults, especially members of economically vulnerable and socially excluded populations.  The LLTR Group is led by Jill Castek.

Mani Language and Language Revitalization

Project documenting the Mani language in West Africa. Tucker Childs, is the Principal Investigator.