University of Wisconsin–Madison

Mary M. Allison
Graduate Student
Hometown:Galesburg, IL
Area of Study:Historical Sociolinguistics
Courses Taught:All first four semesters of German; Intermediate German: Speaking and Listening; Intermediate German: Reading; Teaching Practicum: Gothic; Teaching Practicum: Introduction to German Lingustics

Language(s): German
Area of Study:  Historical Sociolinguistics
About Me: I joined the department in Fall 2010 after receiving my BA in German and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Following my BA, I spent one year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in North Rhine-Westphalia. I received my MA in German Linguistics from UW-Madison and am currently pursuing my doctorate. My research interests include historical Germanic linguistics with a focus on phonological and morphological processes. I specialize in historical sociolinguistics, and my dissertation investigates the results of language contact in Early Modern Nuremberg. Other study interests include Old High German, Dutch, early German literature, modern sociolinguistics, and Turkish-German cultural and linguistic interactions in Germany.