Portrait of Dr. Margaret Thomas

I teach linguistics at Boston College, within a Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures. Most of my research is in either the history of linguistics, especially American linguistics, or second language acquisition. Some of my work spans both these fields. I also have a long-standing interest in the methodology of linguistics, that is, in the tools and techniques which linguists have used to study language.

I teach graduate and undergraduate courses across a wide range of topics, including language typology, linguistic theory, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, the history of linguistics, and the structure of Japanese and of English.