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

January 28, 2021

We are saddened to share that two of our faculty colleagues passed away in 2020.

Professor Emeritus Mike Geis passed away in December 2020. Mike joined the faculty at Ohio State in 1971,…

January 15, 2021

Professor Brian Joseph has been elected as an external member of the Kosova Academy of Sciences and Arts. Congratulations, Brian!

January 12, 2021

Connor Rouillier has been awarded an Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant to commission drawings of stimuli for two experiments, part of his study on the morphosemantic properties…

December 15, 2020

Undergraduates Kyle Maycock and Anna Taylor have each been awarded an Undergraduate Research Scholarship from the Arts and Sciences Honors Committee for Spring semester 2021. Congratulations, Kyle…