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. 


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May 19, 2022

Professors Michael White and William Schuler, together with their colleagues Eric Fosler-Lussier, Doug Danforth, Kellen Maicher, Alan Price, Laura Zimmerman, and Laura Wagner, have received the…

May 18, 2022

Department Chair Cynthia Clopper has been named an Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor. Congratulations, Cynthia!

April 19, 2022

Graduate student Sara Court has been awarded a scholarship to attend CoLang 2022 this summer. Congratulations, Sara!

April 5, 2022

Undergraduate Kate Kinnaird won the undergraduate poster competition and graduate student John Ross won the graduate poster competition at the Buckeye Language Network Symposium on Friday.…

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