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

April 14, 2021

Connor Rouillier has been awarded a Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences Summer Graduate Research Award. Congratulations, Connor!

April 9, 2021

Undergraduate Linguistics major Kyle Maycock and Linguistics graduate student Carly Dickerson have received this year’s Kenneth E. Naylor Award recognizing students who show excellence in South…

April 7, 2021

Professor Emerita Mary Beckman has been elected fellow of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), "for contributions to phonology, including the phonology of intonation and…

April 7, 2021

Graduate student Clayton Marr has been awarded an academic year Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship for 2021-2022 to study Romanian. Congratulations, Clayton!