Christopher D. Sapp


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I joined the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi in 2006 and have been an Assistant Professor since 2007.  I teach courses on German language, culture, and linguistics at all levels, and well as teaching general linguistics. 

In 2006, I completed my Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics and Philology at Indiana University. My dissertation was entitled Verb Order in Subordinate Clauses from Early New High German to Modern German, and is now in print in an expanded form as The Verbal Complex in Subordinate Clauses from Medieval to Modern German.

I spent 2004-2005 conducting research at the University of Tübingen on a DAAD grant and 2005-2006 at the University of Vienna as a Fulbright Fellow.

My primary field of research is the historical syntax and morphology of German.  I am also interested in modern German linguistics, the older Germanic languages and literatures, language pedagogy, contemporary Germany and Austria, and Scandinavian studies. 

My wife Dinorah Sapp and I enjoy travel, gardening, cooking, and nature.  Some pictures can be found on our travel blog.

Created by Christopher D. Sapp
Last updated April 2011