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Jefferson Maia

Linguistics Program
University of South Carolina
Degree Program: Ph.D.
Primary Field: psycholinguistics
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Research/ Academic Interests

Academic Background

Jefferson is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Linguistics with a concentration in Psycholinguistics. He holds an MA in Linguistics and a BA with a teaching certification in Portuguese and German from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil), where he taught courses in English and German as foreign languages and Portuguese as a first language. At USC, he has taught introductory-level Linguistics and English Composition classes. His research has focused on the processing of co-referential expressions in English, Brazilian Portuguese, and Italian and has been published in a number of scientific journals. He is currently trying to figure out what to do with his life after the PhD.