Doris O. Ginn


Associate Professor of English, Tenured

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


Curriculum Vitae



 Research Interests

Pidgin and Creole Languages, Bilingualism, Textual Analysis, Sociocultural Linguistic History of the Diaspora, and African American Dialects.

Teaching Interests

Linguistics, English, English as a Second Language/Dialect, and Cultural Aspects of Literature.

Academic Specializations

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.



  • 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