to the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages.
Our department focuses on three areas: linguistics, cultural studies, and language learning and teaching. We are dedicated to quality teaching, research and outreach.
The faculty places great emphasis on the education of students, from first-year undergraduates through advanced doctoral candidates and on to active research that not only explores cutting-edge theoretical and applied issues but is also closely linked to educational goals and engages students in the classroom. Collectively, departmental teaching and research reflect continuing concern for the local, national and global community.
By the very interdisciplinary nature of the fields represented in the department, issues of how language reflects the nature of the human mind, how language is acquired, the interaction of language and culture, minority perspectives, diversity and internationalization lie at the center of our activities.
Outstanding Graduating Senior in Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Emily Hammond, Japanese Major
Outstanding Teaching Assistant in Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
Kali Bybel, Linguistics Ph.D. Candidate
Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Arabic Program
Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Chinese Program
Outstanding Graduating Senior in the German Program
Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Japanese Program
Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Linguistics Program
Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Russian Program
Outstanding Graduate Student in German
Anne von Petersdorff-Campen, Ph.D. Candidate
Outstanding Graduate Student in Linguistics
Qian Luo, Ph.D. Candidate
Outstanding Graduate Student in TESOL
Hima Rawal, M.A. Candidate
Department graduate student award recipients, from left to right: Kali Bybel, Anne von Petersdorff-Campen, Hima Rawal, Qian Luo and Susan Gass
DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECT: KITZINGER JAIL RELEASE DOCUMENTS
Eighteen manuscripts (Urfehde-Verschreibungen) dated from 1520-1527 from the European Criminology Collection of MSU Libraries, documenting the release of prisoners from the Margraves of Brandenburg's jail in Kitzingen, Germany.
IN MEMORIAM: GEORGE F. PETERS
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Professor George Peters on July 8, 2014. George will be remembered as a dear colleague to all of us. He was a wonderful teacher and mentor, a dedicated scholar of German, a caring and effective leader, and a dear colleague to all who had the pleasure of working with him. Read more at: In Memoriam: George Peters
MSU TODAY - ALAN BERETTA
Prof. Alan Beretta (Linguistics) was featured in MSU Today's "Faculty Voice" for his work in MSU's EEG lab.
Department undergraduate student award recipients, from left to right: Michael Robinson, Maxwell Bender, Emily Hammond, Darren Embury and Susan Gass