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Congratulations to the Class of 2022

Congratulations to the Class of 2022

Friday May 13, 2022 was Commencement Day at UGA. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of the newest Linguistic graduates, the Class of 2022!


Ph.D. in Linguistics

Andrew Bray

“A Hockey-Based Persona: The Sociolinguistic

Impact of Canadian English on

American-Born Players”

(Major professor: Dr. Chad Howe)


Kit Callaway

“From Ey to Ze: Gender-neutral Pronouns

as Pronominal Change”

(Major professor: Dr. Chad Howe)


Katherine Ann Ireland

Patterns of Health: a corpus analysis of

health information and messaging”

(Major professor: Dr. Bill Kretzschmar)


Rachel M. Olsen

It’s all in how you say it:

Prosodic cues to social identity and emotion”

(Major professor: Dr. Peggy Renwick)


Shannon Rodriguez

“Constructing, Performing, and Indexing “Southern”

Latino Identities: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

of the Intersection of Ethnicity

and Place in the Speech of Young

Adult Latinos in Georgia”

(Major professor: Dr. Chad Howe)


M.A. in Linguistics

Rachel Ankirskiy

"Variation in Japanese Nominal Particle Omission: Toward a Corpus-based Syntactic Analysis”

(Major professor: Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld)


Joe Beckwith

“The Decline of the Simple Past: A Cross-linguistic Analysis of Simple and Compound Past Forms in Romance and Germanic Languages”

(Major professor: Dr. Diana Ranson)


Kora Burton

“Lexical and Thematic “Peculiar Mood” Development of Faërie Language in the Germanic Cauldron of Story”

(Major professor: Dr. Jared Klein)


A.B. in Linguistics

Mackenzee Bumgarner

Charles (Charlie) Bresee

Camille Campbell

Linh Dang

Natalie Domenico

Alex Fleming

Oveda (Claire) Hattaway

Rachel Hoover

Catherine Iracondo

Leslie (Claire) Johnson

Jimmy Kieu

Connor Kreitz

Nurie Langlois

Annette Lee

Evan Magness

Tyler Martin

Nithyashree (Nithya) Rajaskar

Margaret (Magee) Roe

Allye Rogers

Alexander (Alex) Ross

Dante Smith

Jessie Sutko

Emily Towery

Phuong Loan (Persephone) Tran

Jacqueline Truong

Michael Wolfman

Elijah (Eli) Woodyard

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