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 10, 2021

Undergraduate Linguistics major Shelby Gogal received an Excellent Award in the Intermediate Level competition at the Second Midwest Korean Speech Contest. Congratulations, Shelby!

May 10, 2021

Professor Brian Joseph has received the 2021 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring award from the OSU Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry office. Congratulations, Brian!

April 22, 2021

Graduate student Noah Diewald has been awarded a grant from the Committee of the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research of the American Philosophical Society for his fieldwork on…

April 20, 2021

Graduate student Noah Diewald has been awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship for summer 2021 by the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) at the…