Events


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 […]


Bible Translation 2017: The 9th Biennial Bible Translation Conference

A forum for presentation and discussion of developing theory and practice in Bible translation CALL FOR PAPERS: 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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.    


Mother Tongue Education in East Timor

The head of GIAL’s Applied Anthropology Department, Steve Walter, traveled to Thailand in June to present on his work on Mother Tongue Education in East Timor. Abstract: The new country of East Timor has a small population, but its people speak 20 different local languages and 3 “foreign” languages – Bahasa Indonesia, Portuguese, and English. Which […]


Drawing Connections to English through Mother-Tongue Literacy

GIAL Academic Forum Thursday, May 26, 12:20-1:15, “Brown Bag Lunch” Mahler 7  GIAL Megacourse Literacy Students “The Karen/Karenni Project in Dallas:  Drawing Connections to English through Mother-Tongue Literacy” In an experimental program to help illiterate Burmese refugees in the Dallas area learn to read English, the Megacourse students developed a Roman script orthography for these […]