40th Anniversary Questionnaire


Our department is celebrating the 40th Linguistics Colloquium on Saturday, April 29th, and to commemorate this special year, we are doing a series of email Q&As with alumni and faculty to commemorate it. 

Will you participate? If yes, please answer the following questions in the reply section of this post or email your response to sdsu.lsa [at] gmail.com. We plan on showing excerpts of the collected Q&As at the colloquium as a slideshow. 


  1. What is your full name?

2. When did you graduate from the linguistics program? (Class of ___?)

3. Did you graduate with a degree in General or Applied Linguistics?

4. Where are you now and what do you do for a living?

5. Where has your degree taken you? I.e. What have you done since you obtained your linguistics degree?

6. What did you most like about studying linguistics? Share with us any fond memories you have from your time in the program.

7. Any words or encouragement / academic / career advice to current students in our department?

8. Will you email a photo of yourself? To: sdsu.lsa [at] gmail.com 

9. And we plan on showing a slideshow of photos at the colloquium, so if you also have photos from your time at SDSU, please share along with photo captions so we can consider using them. 

Thank you very much! 


Jini Shim

Public Relations Officer of  Linguistics Student Association at SDSU (sdsu.lsa [at] gmail.com)


2017 Colloquium – Coming Soon

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Our annual colloquium date and place is set!
Saturday, April 29th 2017, 9AM-4PM
@ Scripps Cottage, San Diego State University

Featuring Dr. Joan Bybee, Professor of Linguistics at the University of New Mexico and SDSU alumna

Stay posted for a call for abstracts at the beginning of next semester.

CATESOL 2016: Nov 17-20

2020 Vision: Embracing the Past—Planning the Future

CATESOL 2016 Annual Conference

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

San Diego, CA     |     November 17-20, 2016

Presentations by our emeritus professor, alumnus, and peer:

Dr. Ann Johns:
Friday, November 18 • 11:00am – 12:00pm

Mon, Nov 21: Brown Bag Lunch with Dr. Malouf


Click here to download the flyer: brown-bag-lunch-flyer


Inviting all students and faculty of SDSU:
A Brown Bag Lunch Hour with Dr. Rob Malouf, hosted by the Linguistics Student Association
When: Monday, Nov 21, 1-2pm
Location: Storm Hall 119

Bring over your own lunch and join us to learn about Dr. Malouf’s research on inflectional morphology as a complex adaptive system!

LSA Halloween Party 2016 – Save the Date – Fri, Oct 28, 7-10pm


The Halloween Party is a chance for linguistics undergrads, grads, and faculty to get together, build relationships and share ideas in an informal context. An annual event put on by the Linguistics Student Association, this year’s party will feature clever costumes, plenty of snacks, games, and dancing. What else is there to say? It’s a party! Come, have fun, and bring your significant other or friend! – LSA

2016-2017 LSA Officers

Current Officers (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017)


President: Elizabeth Metzler

Treasurer: Roxana Ashtari

Undergraduate Liaison: Sarah Savage

International Liasion: Heidi Demello

Public Relations Officer: Jini Shim 

Secretary: Ilana Goldflam

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Rob Malouf