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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Recent News

January 10, 2023

Graduate student William Thomas has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant from the NSF for his work on “The Semantics, Pragmatics, and Social Meaning of Additive…

January 9, 2023

Professor Michael White, with colleagues Jeremy Patterson, Vita Berezina-Blackburn, Maria Palazzi, and Eric Fosler-Lussier, has been awarded funding from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and…

October 26, 2022

Undergraduate alumna Nicole Holliday has received the Early Career Award from the Linguistic Society of America: https://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2022/10/20/awardees-named-journalism-…

October 17, 2022

Graduate student Katie Conner received the Best Student Project Launch Award at the recent 50th meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation Conference (NWAV50). Congratulations, Katie!