Events


Support GIAL through Amazon Smile

Now you can support GIAL every time you shop on Amazon! Just use the link below to access Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate a portion of all proceeds to GIAL. You can also set the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics as the default Smile charity for your Amazon account (more info here).


Dr. Peter Unseth Presenting at ILA Conference

On Friday, April 20, Dr. Peter Unseth will be speaking at a plenary session of the International Linguistic Association’s annual conference at St. John’s University in New York. The conference theme is “Language and Religion” and his paper will be “Bible Translators Lead the Way in Valuing Creole Languages.” His paper shows that through history, […]


GIAL’s Human Migration Initiative

Do you know the difference between an asylum seeker and a refugee? Or that out of the 10 countries that host the most refugees worldwide, none is in the Global North? Or that Dallas has the second largest refugee community in the United States? Are you wondering what all this has to do with you? […]


Oral Translation Course – AL5308

“Come one, come all to GIAL’s first course on Oral Translation!” AL5308 Oral Translation: July 18 – August 14, 2018 3 graduate credits, No prerequisites How do people in predominantly oral societies share information?  How do they learn? Do people need to be able to read to learn a new concept? To grow in faith? […]


Summer 2018 1-Week Intensives

High School Seniors and College Freshman, the College of International Studies will be offering two 1-week intensive courses in Summer 2018: IS1301 Popular Culture and IS1311 Biblical Cultural Studies.


Ninth DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference

The 9th DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference will be held all day Friday, October 20. Faculty and students from UTA, UNT, A&M-Commerce, and GIAL will be presenting talks and posters. This year the event will be held at the UTA Fort Worth campus at 1401 Jones Street Fort Worth, TX 76102. The event is open to […]


Creating Orthographies for Endangered Languages

Based on her 2013 thesis at GIAL, Kathleen Sackett has a chapter being published in a new book coming out this month from Cambridge University Press. Her thesis was about working with the Tsakhur speaking community of Azerbaijan, helping the community find ways to spell their language in a way that was acceptable to as […]


Farewell to Dr. David Ross

GIAL began classes in Fall 1999, with 62 students, and presented its first graduating class in 2000. David Ross served as GIAL’s President since its inception. Since then, 320 degrees have been awarded, including B.A.’s in International Service and M.A.’s in Applied Linguistics, Language and Cultural Studies, and World Arts. GIAL alumni serve in language […]


Bible Translation 2017: The 9th Biennial Bible Translation Conference

Registration for BT2017 is now closed. A forum for presentation and discussion of developing theory and practice in Bible translation DATES: The Bible Translation 2017 Conference will be October 13-17, 2017. This academic conference is co-sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) and SIL International; the Eugene A. Nida Lecture Series is sponsored […]


Tone Analysis Course at GIAL

Did you get that tone right? Over half the world’s languages are tonal – are you prepared?

Only offered every other year, students will learn basic behavior of tone in the world’s languages, practice on hearing tone and examining it with Speech Analyzer, organizing and managing tone data, linguistic theory for how to analyze tone, tone in orthographies, and a written project […]