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Joshua Griffiths

B.A. in French, Gettysburg College

2014-2015 Walther Scholar
Joshua Griffiths



Joshua Griffiths is a first year graduate student in the French Linguistics PhD program.  Josh did his undergraduate work at Gettysburg College in Pennslyvania where his work focused on French Literature, Spanish Linguistics and American Sociolinguistic Variation.  His major research interests are the interface of Generative Grammar (primarily Optimality Theory) with Second Language Acquisition and the use of Lab Phonetic Techniques to study Second Language Acquisition.


Second Language Acquisition, Generative Linguistics, Optimality Theory, Lab Phonetics,
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