Katka Showers-Curtis

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Linguistics
Other Affiliations:
  • Linguistic Society of America
  • Fulbright Study/Research
Research Interests:
Biography

Katka is a student in the Linguistic Theory and Typology program, on the sociolingistics track. Ze is interested in Slavic languages, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, pragmatics, (perceptual) dialectology, morphology, second language acquisition, and the language associated with gender. 

This year, Katka is on a Fulbright in Slovakia doing research.

If you would like to contact Katka, please do so by e-mail.

Prior to enrolling at UK, Katka taught English as a Second Language in Pittsburgh. 

EDUCATION
Study Abroad
  • Fulbright Student Study/Research Grant, Slovakia, Academic Year 2016-2017
  • Critical Language Scholarship, Lobachevsky State University, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Summer 2016
  • Studia Academica Slovaca (SAS), Univerzita Komenského, Bratislava, Slovakia Summers 2009 and 2015
  • Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, South Korea Scholarship, Korea Foundation Spring 2011
  • Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Summer 2009
  • Rotary Youth Exchange, Gymnázium Golianova, Nitra, Slovakia, Academic Year 2006-2007
Graduate Training

Courses taken:

  • LIN 617 - Advanced Topics in Linguistics: Central and Eastern European Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 617 - Advanced Topics in Linguistics: Dialectology
  • LIN 507 - Linguistic Anthropology
  • LIN 506 - Sociolinguistics
  • LIN 508 - Discourse Analysis
  • ENG 780 - Directed Study in Gender and Linguistics
  • LIN 601 - Research Methods in Linguistics
  • LIN 701 - Research Seminar in Linguistic Theory and Typology
  • RUS 502 - Structure of Russian
  • MCL 591 - Language Practicum - Russian (Multiple Semesters)
  • A&S 500 - Special Course: Mapping Variation - Introduction to Geospacing Tools
  • A&S 500 - Special Course: Text Mining and Data Analysis
  • A&S 500 - Special Course: Introduction to R
  • LIN 500 - Phonetics
  • LIN 512 - Analysis of English Syntax
  • LIN 515 - Phonological Analysis
  • LIN 695 - Directed Study
  • ENG 780 - Directed Study
  • LIN 748 - Master's Thesis Research
  • University of Pittsburgh Summer Russian Program - Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS), Summer 2015
Undergraduate Education

BA - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Majors: 

  1. English - Writing Emphasis
  2. Gender and Women's Studies, and
  3. Central and Eastern European Studies

Minor: Linguistics

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