Mark Louden

Position title: Professor


802 Van Hise Hall

Mark Louden

Department of German, Nordic, & Slavic


Mark L. Louden is the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics and director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. He received his A.B., M.A., and Ph.D. in Germanic linguistics from Cornell University. Most of his published research and public outreach center on Pennsylvania Dutch, varieties of German spoken in Europe and North America, and Yiddish. The linguistic subfields covered in his publications and courses include syntax, language contact, dialectology, and sociolinguistics. Apart from his teaching and research, he serves as an interpreter and cultural mediator for Amish and Old Order Mennonite groups in the legal and health care systems.


German 351: Intro to German Linguistics
German 352: Topics in German Linguistics
– German-English Contact
– The German Language in America


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