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Erin McConkey

Please join me in congratulating Erin McConkey, a senior in our College who has quadruple majors in anthropology, Japanese, linguistics, and Asian studies for co-authoring research published in the 2016 Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research

In "Doubling Grammars: Mandarin-English and Spanish-English Bilingual Children and the So-Called Auxiliary Inversion Conundrum," Erin and co-author Jennifer Hwang, a recent graduate from the College of Health and Human Sciences, explore how the natural acquisition of languages leads to the creation of multiple mental grammars in multilingual children. In an increasingly multicultural society, understanding the process of multilingual acquisition is essential to building positive language ideologies. 

Congratulations, Erin!

David's Signature

David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts