Fiona Mc Laughlin

Professor of Linguistics & African Languages and University of Florida Research Foundation Professor 2019-2022                                                                          

Fiona Mc Laughlin is a faculty member in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures and the Department of Linguistics. 

She is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for African Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies, and 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 (Pulaar, Wolof, Sereer)
  • 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 115565
Gainesville, FL 32611-5565