Dr. Mahide Demirci

Associate Professor
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • M. A. and PhD in Linguistics from Michigan State University. I have specialized in both “Sociolinguistics” and “Second Language Acquisition”.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Sociolinguistics, Language Variation, Dialectology, Language Attitudes, Sociolinguistics and Social Theories, Pragmatics, Discourse and Conversation Analysis, Ethnography of Speaking, Second Language Acquisition, TESOL, Research Methods and Principles in Applied Linguistics, English Grammar
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Social Psychology of Language, Language Attitudes, Perceptions and Evaluations of Language Varieties within the framework of “Perceptual Dialectology/Folk Linguistics”, Politics of Language, Language Policies and Planning, Language Ideology and Identity, Ideological views of language such as nationalist and ethnic ideas of language, the role of language in the construction of national, cultural and ethnic identity, the use of language as national language to create national unity and to assimilate local dialects and local/ethnic languages
  • Ph D Linguistics - 1997
  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, Michigan
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: The Role of Pragmatics in the Acquisition of Reflexive Binding in Second Language Acquisition
  • MA Linguistics - 1991
  • Michigan State University
  • East Lansing, Michigan
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: A Government-Binding Approach to Anaphoric Binding in Turkish
  • MA English Language Teaching - 1989
  • The Faculty of Education, Uludağ University
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • BA English Language Teaching - 1987
  • The Faculty of Education, Uludağ University
  • Bursa, Turkey