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

Ariana Steele has been awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research grant, entitled “Determinants of social meaning”!

Great job Ariana!

Marie Bissell has been awarded an American Dialect Society Presidential Honorary Membership. This award is for outstanding students and provides 4 years of complimentary membership to the American…

The College of Arts and Sciences has awarded Linguistics major Larisa Bryan an Undergraduate Research Scholarship for her B.A. thesis research (thesis advisor: Cynthia Clopper)!…

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…

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Ashwini Deo
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William Schuler
Professor and Interim Chair
Don Winford
Professor Emeritus