The Ohio State Department of Linguistics asserts its unconditional support for Black members of our community and Black communities everywhere as they confront yet another series of unjust, racist attacks on their freedom to live as equal humans. We recognize the pain and rage that these dehumanizing acts of injustice engender and see that these acts emerge from the structural racism that is ingrained in our society. We strongly support the waves of peaceful protests sweeping the country and condemn the systematized police brutality that we have seen growing evidence of since the murder of George Floyd. The lives of our Black students, our Black colleagues, our Black coworkers, our Black friends and neighbors, our Black families — of all Black people — matter. 

Recent News

Linguistics graduate student Martha Johnson has been awarded an OSU Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant, which will defray costs of a two-month visit to Prof. Hannah Gibson's lab…


Laura Wagner, Associate Professor of Psychology with a courtesy appointment in Linguistics, won a Linguistics, Language, and the Public Award from the Linguistic Society of America.…

Martha Johnson has been awarded an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) by the Graduate School. The grant will fund part of her dissertation fieldwork in Tanzania.

OSU Linguistics graduate student Lindon Dedvukaj has received a Student Travel Award to go towards expenses incurred while attending NWAV51 in New York.

Congratulations Lindon!