Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Elias Shakkour


  • Address:
    University of Illinois
    Department of Linguistics, MC-173
    707 South Matthews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801

    Office: 2139 Foreign Languages Building
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Research Interests

second language acquisition


Semitic languages

Germanic languages


  • M.A. in Conference Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2010
  • M.A. in German Studies (concentration: German linguistics), Middlebury College, 2007
  • B.A. in German, Colgate University, 2006

Current Projects

  • study of links between full-immersion schooling and L1 attrition/L2 nativelikeness
  • study of speech errors in simultaneous interpreting
  • development of courses on community interpreting and conference interpreting for UIUC's M.A. in Translation and Interpreting