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Welcome to the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics


What do we do?

We investigate the processes of language acquisition, create tools for effective language learning, and put them into practice in our language classrooms. We study the dynamics of contemporary social, cultural, and national identity in a variety of countries, and advance the fields of literary and film criticism and theory. We research the writings central to our collective experience as global citizens and the linguistic structures that form the basis of all communication. The teaching and research expertise of our faculty reflects our commitment to FSU's undergraduate and graduate students and to academic excellence.

What can we do for you?

We prepare our students for success in a diverse and globalized world. Whether your interests include international business or linguistic and cultural enrichment, federal and foreign service, non-governmental work, or language teaching, we offer major and minor programs that will strengthen your academic and professional profile. We can help you combine specialized language training with interdisciplinary programs of study. Through the Winthrop-King Institute, undergraduate and graduate scholarships are available for study and research abroad. Visit the language program sites on the menu bar to the left for more information about specific programs, or explore the directory to the left to learn more about the department's resources, people, and events. For departmental personnel, please visit the Contact Us page.

Welcome new faculty!

The Department is pleased to welcome the following new faculty members, starting fall 2014:

Dr. Corbin Treacy (French and Francophone Studies) recently obtained his PhD from the Department of French and Italian at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation is entitled Aesthetics and Aftermath: Algeria 1962-2012 and his current research focuses on the interplay of politics and aesthetics in post-independence Maghrebi literature and film. He is interested in issues of nation(alism), memory, migration, human rights, and littérature monde.

Dr. Antje Muntendam (Spanish Linguistics) obtained her MA in Spanish Linguistics from Leiden University and her PhD in Hispanic Linguistics and SLATE from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining FSU she was employed as an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at Middlebury College and at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Her research interests include bilingualism, language contact, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, syntax, phonetics/phonology, and language processing.