Teaching

Past Courses

Structure of English (LING 477)
Instructor: 2018 Fall

Explores current generative linguistic theories and the analysis of English phonology/morphology and syntax in the light of these theories. Contrastive analysis of English and a second language (such as Spanish).

Introduction to Linguistics (LING 101)
Instructor: 2015 Spring (Syllabus), 2015 Fall (Syllabus)
Discussion Section Leader: 2013 Fall, 2014 Fall

Nature of language: structure of sounds, words, sentences, and meaning; relationships of language and society, culture, and thought. Emphasis is on language universals and variation both within and between languages, including non-Western and non-white varieties.

Introduction to Lingusitics (Honors) (LING 101)
Instructor: 2016 Fall (Syllabus)

Nature of language: structure of sounds, words, sentences, and meaning; relationships of language and society, culture, and thought. Emphasis is on language universals and variation both within and between languages, including non-Western and non-white varieties.

Language, Mind and Society (LING/CGSC 102)
Instructor: 2016 Spring (Syllabus)

Explores the interrelation between language, mind and society. Topics will vary depending on instructor, but may include: origins of language, impact of culture on language and thought, structural aspects of language variation and the mental representation of language, role of universal grammar in language learning, regional and social variation in language, sociolinguistics of multilingual/multiethnic communities, language change, and the role of language in social and political decision making.

Science of Language (LING 202)
Instructor: 2016 Winter (Syllabus)

Extension of the study of linguistics begun in LING101. The focus is on formal, scientific aspects of linguistics, specifically articulatory phonetics and the IPA transcription system, phonology, morphology and syntax. The course examines linguistic phenomena in English as well as other languages. PREREQ: LING101.

Language and Gender (LING/WOMS 222)
Instructor: 2017 Spring (Syllabus)

This course explores the interaction between gender, language, and social structure. We will conduct critical investigation in the ways the production and perception of language reflects and perpetuates differences in gender identity and sexual orientation, and the potential in language to challenge and transform perceptions of gender and gender relations. We will also learn about how intersecting identities can further affect the relationship between gender and language. Both individual and social implications will be emphasized. By the end of the course, students will have developed critical reading and reasoning skills when consuming social science articles. They also will be able to notice how language and gender interacts in their everyday life, and give a well-informed, critical analysis of their observations.

Sociolinguistics (LING 480/680)
Grading TA: 2014 Spring

Other Teaching (Pre-UDel)

2012-2013: Hungarian teacher, Grinnell College