Doris O. Ginn


Title: Associate Professor of English, Tenured Linguist
Coordinator of Linguistics and English as a Second Language
Supervisor of Teacher Candidates in English Education

Office: 403 College of Liberal Arts Building
Phone: 601.979.2869






Ph.D., Linguistics, State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., Pedagogy-Linguistics Georgetown University
B.S., Jackson State University

Research Interests:
Research: Pidgin and Creole Languages, Bilingualism, Textual Analysis, Sociocultural Linguistic History of the Diaspora, and African American Dialects.
Teaching: Linguistics, English, English as a Second Language/Dialect, and Cultural Aspects of Literature.
Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, African American Dialects, Bilingualism, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language/Dialect, Syntax, Pidgin and Creole Languages, Tagmemics, and Composition.

Courses Taught:
•    Advanced Laboratory Writing
•    Research and Bibliography
•    Fundamentals of Linguistics
•    Phonetics and Phonemics
•    Applied Linguistics
•    Semantics
•    Transformational Syntax
•    Tagmemics
•    Dialectology
•    Psycholinguistics
•    Sociolinguistics
•    Second Language Teaching
•    The History of Linguistic Science
•    Thesis Writing
•    English as a Second Language
•    Morphology and Syntax
•    Linguistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
•    Linguistics in Education

•    Composition and Literature
•    Composition and Mass Media
•    Composition and Language
•    Laboratory Writing
•    Critical Writing
•    Technical Writing
•    Professional Writing
•    Specialized Writing
•    Grammar and Composition
•    Advanced College Writing
•    The Research Paper
•    History of the English Language
•    English Word Power
•    Language Arts in the Secondary Schools
•    Linguistics and the Teaching of English
•    Introduction to Linguistics
•    Semantics and Journalism Style
•    Introduction to Literature
•    English Literature
•    American Literature
•    Recent American Literature


Professional Memberships:
AAAL -American Association of Applied Linguistics -Black Issues in Higher Education
CCCC -Conference on College Composition and Communication -Focuses: Journal of Writing and Research
NCTE -National Council of Teachers of English PDK -Phi Delta Kappa
TESOL -Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages -The Chronicle of Higher Education
ADS -American Dialect Society
AMTESOL -Alabama-Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
AAUP -American Association of University Professors
CLA -College Language Association
SCETC -Southeastern Conference on English in the Two-Year Colleges
SCADS -South Central American Dialect Society
MPS -Mississippi Philological Society
MRA -Mississippi Reading Association
JACET -Jackson Area Council of English Teachers
JSUGC -Jackson State University Graduate Council (English Department Representative)
NCNW -National Council of Negro Women
LSA -Linguistics Society of America
BEA -Black Educators Association of the Niagara Frontier
NYSEC -New York State English Council

Professional Organizations:
MPTA -Mississippi Partners of the Americas
NWJO -Northwest Jackson Optimist Club
MCT -Mary Church Terrell Literary Club