About Us

Department of English and Linguistics - Shannon Bischoff


Associate Professor & Director of TENL


When Dr. Bischoff isn't lost in an x-bar following traces or engaging a null argument, he enjoys folding soup.


University of Arizona

Ph.D., Linguistics; Double Major: Formal Syntax/Morphology & Anthropology; Minor: Computational Linguistics (FST) (2007)

University of Arizona

M.A., Linguistics; Formal Syntax/Morphology (2005)

University of Montana

M.A., Linguistics; Double Major: TESOL & Anthropology (2001)

University of Alaska, Anchorage

B.A., English Literature (1996)

Areas of Expertise

Language; Linguistics; Linguistic Anthropology; Minority, Endangered, and Lesser Studied Languages; Language Documentation and Preservation; Bi-/Multilingualism; Code-switching; Syntax; Morphology; Language, identity, and access to resources; Computational Linguistics (Applied FST)


  • LING-L470 TENL Practicum
  • LING-L535 TESOL Practicum
  • LING-L485 Special Topics: Language and Politics (co-taught)
  • ENG-G206 Intro Study of Grammar
  • ENG-G205 Intro English Language
  • LING-L103 Intro Study of Language
  • LING-L310-01 Syntax
  • LING-L543-01 Syntactic Analysis
  • ENG-G432-01 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING-L532-01 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING-360-01 Language in Society
  • LING-L619-01 Language and Society
  • LING-L505-01 Professional Scholarship in Language Study and Linguistics