Student Research Graduate and undergraduate students at Wichita State engage in linguistic research projects and present their work at regional and national conferences. In 2017, student project topics in Spanish linguistics include: the development of intercultural communicative competence during study abroad (Laura Guillen-Matus), linguistic discrimination in Garden City, Kansas (Drew Colcher), assessment and interpreter services in the discharge of Latin@ patients in Kansas (Kelly Guzman) and high school students' attitudes toward Spanish language maintenance in Wichita (Veronica Ramirez). In the English Department, students can also become involved with the Menon Lab.
Language and Linguistics Colloquium Series The Language and Linguistics Colloquium Series was established in 2016 to bring together scholars from across campus with interest in areas related to language and linguistics. The series consists of monthly talks or panels on topics that range from language contact to composition pedagogy.
The schedule for the Fall 2017 colloquium series is below. Talks are at 3PM in 208 Hubbard Hall.
Dale Koike The University of Texas at Austin Teaching for Intercultural Awareness Sept. 14
Kelsey Harper Texas A&M University Minority dialects in contact: Peruvian Spanish in the U.S. Sept. 27
M'Balia Thomas The University of Kansas Space, Place, & Race in Antoine Dodson's 'Bed Intruder': A Stylistic Analysis Oct. 18