Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Header Navigation

J. Ronayne Cowan

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

  • Address:
    University of Illinois
    Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801
  • Email:



  • Cowan, J. R. The Teacher's Grammar of English: A Course Book and Reference Guide. Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Cowan, J. R., and Russell Schuh. Spoken Hausa. Spoken Language Services, 1976.

Journal Articles

  • Cowan, J. R. "Literacy in the southern Sudan: a case study of variables affecting literacy programs." Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 4 (1983): 75-92.
  • Cowan, J. R. "English teaching in China: a recent survey." TESOL Quarterly 13.4 (1979): 465-482.
  • Cowan, J. R. "Reading, perceptual strategies, and contrastive analysis." Language Learning 26.1 (1976): 95-109.
  • Cowan, J. R. "Reading performance of bilingual children according to type of school and home language." Language Learning 26.2 (1976): 353-376.