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Anna Moro, PhD

Associate Director of ARiEAL

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics and Languages, McMaster University
Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities, McMaster University
Director, McMaster English Language Development (MELD) program, McMaster University

Chester New Hall, Room 112, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West


Office Phone: (905) 525-9140 x26546


Dr. Anna L. Moro is an Associate Professor in Linguistics, and the Associate Dean for the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. Dr. Moro is also the director for McMaster English Language Development (MELD) program, a well-designed program intended for international students whose primary language is not English and who wish to improve their oral and written communication skills, and succeed in an English-speaking university environment. 

Dr. Moro specializes in socio-historical linguistics and language contact phenomena, and has published articles on language change, morphophonology, etymology, dialectology, and creoles. She is also interested in forensic linguistics, corpus-based approaches to the study of language, and clinical applications of sociolinguistics. In fact, her current research examines clinical applications (neuropsychology) of insights from contact phenomena. Dr. Moro is the author of a book on old Neapolitan (Munich, 2003) that explores morphophonology and analogical leveling through several centuries using methods from corpus linguistics. In 2007 she co-edited a volume examining the explanatory adequacy of certain theoretical approaches in linguistics.