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

March 24, 2023

PhD alumna Carly Dickerson has been hired as Associate Director of the Center for Gender Equity at Lehigh University, beginning in July. Congratulations, Carly!

March 20, 2023

Graduate student Clayton Marr has been awarded an academic year 2023-2024 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship to study Turkish. Congratulations, Clayton!

March 3, 2023

Graduate student Katie Conner has received the 2023 Office of Student Life Outstanding Graduate/Professional Student Award, which is “among the highest honors conferred to graduate and…

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…