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Sarah Jackson

Sarah Jackson

Graduate Assistant in Applied Linguistics


Sarah is currently a 1st year Applied Linguistics PhD student.  She began her academic journey at Loyola University New Orleans, where she majored in music performance with a concentration in soprano voice.  She then transferred to the University of Mississippi where she studied political science with double minors in music and German.  She studied abroad twice during her undergraduate career: once at Inlingua Berlin and once at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.  After graduating, she continued on to get her MA in Applied Linguistics with a subfield in German while teaching both English and intensive German. She studied abroad again during her MA at Alpen-Adria Universität in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austira.  Sarah was the first student from her university to do an exchange with an Austrian university. 

Currently, Sarah’s research interests include study abroad, identity, gender studies, L1 English speakers learning an L2, the effect of musicality on L2 phonology, and DaF (Deutsch als Fremdsprache).  She has conducted in-class research as well as several linguistic interviews.