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Michelle Moosally

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Michelle Moosally

Associate Professor of English

Office: S1037

 Michelle Moosally began teaching at UHD in 1998 after completing a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.  She has served as Faculty Senate President, coordinator of the MS in Technical Communication, co-director of the Institute for Plain English Research and Study, and Chair of the English Department.  Dr. Moosally teaches courses in linguistics, editing, grammar, and the history of English.

​Ph.D.,University of Texas at Austin, 1998     

M.A. in Linguistics, 1994. The University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
B.S. in English (concentration in Technical Writing), 1991.  Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota. 

  • ENG 1318: Introduction to the Study of English Grammar
  • ENG 3302: Business and Technical Report Writing
  • ENG 3318: Studies in English Grammar
  • ENG 3319: Introduction to the Study of Language
  • ENG 3320: History of the English Language
  • ENG 4318: Advanced Studies in English Grammar and Style
  • ENG 4322: Editing, Rewriting, and Copyreading
  • ENG 6318: Stylistics and Editing
  • ENG 6319: Language Variation and Adaptation

​Dr. Moosally is a tenured associate professor in English teaching courses in grammar, linguistics, editing, technical writing, and history of the English language.  She has a Ph.D. in Linguistics, with a specialization in syntax.  She has also conducted research and presented on various aspects of plain English.  In addition, Dr. Moosally has served as editor for The National Journal of Sociology and The Texas Teacher Education Forum.


Presentation and research interests include interaction between grammar knowledge and writing abilities/interest, cross-linguistic patterns of agreement, plain language, and shared governance processes.

IEEE: Transactions on Professional Communication special issue on Plain Language.  2017.  (with Natalia Matveeva and Russell Willerton). 60:4.

Moosally, Michelle, and Natalia Matveeva. High-Impact Practices Grant, UHD. 2015, 2014

Moosally, Michelle, and Natalia Matveeva. Major Grant for Community Projects, Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 2010, 2008.

​A Union Function for Coordinate Structures. (With Dr. Kirk Hagen). WCCFL 20 Proceedings. K. Megerdoomian and L. A. Bar-el, eds. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2001.

The Basis for Agreement with Pronouns and Coordinate NPs. The Proceedings from the Main Session of the Chicago Linguistic Society's Thirty-Sixth Meeting. Arika Okrent and John Boyle, eds. Volume 36-1. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society, 2000.

Subject and Object Coordination in Ndebele: An HPSG Approach. WCCFL 18. Sonya Bird et al., eds. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 1999.

Rule Ordering: i-umlaut and Back Umlaut in Old English. Texas Linguistic Forum 35: Papers in Phonetics and Phonology. Jabier Elorrieta, Troi Carleton, and Michelle Moosally, eds. Austin, TX: Department of Linguistics, August, 1995.

Discussion and Annotated Bibliography of Research on the Use of Style Checkers in the Computer-Assisted Writing Classroom. (With Dr. Roland Nord). 1993 Proceedings: 40th Annual Conference of the Society for Technical Communication. June, 1993.



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