Events


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

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 by the Nida Institute. The BT […]


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 […]


Abraham Conference 2017

October 18-19, 2017, Activity Center International Linguistics Center The Abraham Center at GIAL will host its biennial conference, Abraham 2017, October 18-19 at the International Linguistics Center (Activity Center) immediately following the Bible Translation conference. The Abraham 2017 conference provides you an opportunity to hear presentations on topics related to Scripture use in Abrahamic contexts. We invite GIAL […]


Campus Preview Day

Friday, March 10, 2017 • 8:30 a.m. – 4: 30 p.m. The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics offers specialized training that is unlike many other colleges and institutions. Our experienced faculty offer training in the fields of linguistics, language & culture learning, anthropology, literacy, translation, world arts, Islamic studies, TESOL, and international service. Our alumni […]


Celebrating Our Founding President – Dr. David Ross

Dessert Social Fund Raiser for the Tozer Scholarship Fund, Thursday January 26, 2017, 6:30-8:00 (program starts at 7:00) at the ILC Event Center. Open to the public.


Have you seen the award-winning ICE website?

Worship Leader Magazine, with a readership of over 80,000, has announced the newly designed International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE) website as one of the Best of 2016 Editor’s Picks! We congratulate our CEWA partner on this award. Explore the website (or view this detailed overview): Click a region of the map on the home page […]


Part 2 of Arts & Orality published

The International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE), one of the partners of the Center for Excellence in World Arts, has collaborated a second time with the International Orality Network to produce a volume of the Orality Journal dedicated to equipping people to engage local arts in oral contexts. Journal contributors hail from five continents. Representation from […]


8th Annual DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference 2016

Announcement: The Eighth Annual DFW mini-conference will be hosted by GIAL on Friday, 21 October 2016, in the Activity Center on the GIAL Campus. It is a full day’s event, featuring talks and posters by students and faculty members from the four participating schools (GIAL, UNT, UTA, and TAMUC) in any linguistic subfield. The conference […]


Spring Picnic 2016

The Spring picnic was a hit! Check out the video below for pictures from the event. The GIAL Student Body Association holds a campus-wide picnic twice a year. It’s a great time for students to take a break from homework and relax with friends, faculty and staff.