Assistant Professor in Linguistics University of Alabama

The University of Alabama English Department invites applications for one tenure-track (9 month) position in Applied Linguistics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will have a PhD in linguistics or applied linguistics; an active, successful research agenda with a primary emphasis in ESL writing; and a record of effective teaching.


Assistant Professor of Spanish @ The University of Mississippi

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2016.


Post Script: Call for Papers

POST SCRIPT: Essays in Film and the Humanities, an interdisciplinary journal that has been publishing for thirty-three years, invites submissions for a special issue on Linguists at/on the Movies. Due date: October 1, 2015. More information

Megan Melancon Parrish

Megan Melancon Parrish, linguist and longtime contributor to “Among the New Words” in the American Dialect Society journal “American Speech,” has passed away.


Language Contact in the Danish West Indies

Robin Sabino, Auburn University. 2012. Language Contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack His Jacket. Boston, Massachusetts: Brill.

“Language Contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack His Jacket lays bare crucial roles played by community and resistance in the refashioning of heritage languages. Robin Sabino draws on her community relationships, her fieldwork with a last speaker, and research from a range of disciplines, to advance a revisionist history that elucidates the African linguistic resources used to create community in a land those who were transhipped did not choose and from which they could not return. In parallel fashion, the narrative locates the partial appropriation of creole features by the colony’s Euro-Caribbean community in the emergence of local identity. It also traces the replacement of Dutch and Virgin Islands Dutch Creole with their English counterparts.” website


The Southeastern Conference on Linguistics (SECOL) is dedicated to the advancement of the study of language in all its aspects. The annual spring conference provides a venue for SECOL members to read and discuss scholarly papers. The Southern Journal of Linguistics (SJL) publishes book reviews and peer reviewed articles. The SECOL newsletter is published* in October, January, and May.

As per the SECOL Constitution, meetings are held in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Islands of the Caribbean. Membership is open to everyone interested in linguistics, regardless of residence.

*SECOL has not published a newsletter since 2010. The most up-to-date information about the organization can be found here at this website or on Facebook (simply search “SECOL”).