Fiona Mc Laughlin

Professor of Linguistics & African Languages                   

On research leave 2017-2018

I have a joint appointment between the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics. I am an affiliate faculty member of the Center for African Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and I am also a research affiliate of the Sahel Research Group.

Areas of Interest/Research.

  • Sociolinguistics of urban Africa
  • Multilingualism and language contact
  •  Phonology and morphology of Atlantic languages
  • Sociolinguistics of writing
  • Language and Islam in Africa


Contact Information

Phone: (352) 392-4829
Office: 305 Pugh Hall

Office Mailing Address
4131 Turlington Hall
PO Box 115454
Gainesville, FL 32611-5454