Anna Mikhaylova - Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon
Why did you decide to do an MA or PhD in linguistics?
I was fascinated with how language works and how it is learned since high school and had a FL teaching degree equivalent to MA in TEFL as well as MA in TESOL when I realized I was equally interested in the social and cognitive dimensions of Bilingualism and that I was fascinated by researching language as much if not better than teaching it.
Tell us about your current job.
I am currently an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Oregon.
Why did you choose our program? Did you get what you wanted from the Linguistics Program?
At the time I was interested in studying the social aspects of bilingualism and wanted to work with Carol Myers-Scotton. However, taking several SLA courses from Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva brought me back to language acquisition/learning, although more from the cognitive angle.
What is your favorite thing in Columbia, SC?
The 300 days of sunshine a year!