Linguistics in the News

Check out this article about Micha Elsner's “Where's Waldo” article in Frontiers in Psychology (with A. Clarke (Essex) and H. Rohde (Edinburgh)). The piece, about the use of landmarks in giving directions, has collected a press following in the U.S. and U.K.: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/15/science/giving-directions-start-with-a-landmark.html?_r=0

Check out a recent piece on the "COSI course" taught collaboratively by linguists Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Laura Wagner (Psychology) and Leslie Moore (Teaching and Learning) here: https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news/teaching-science-language

Faculty member Brian Joseph and Nick Booker, co-founder of Delhi-based IndoGenius, have developed a new online course: “The Importance of India”. It covers a broad range of topics, from ancient trade relations to India’s rapidly growing startup ecosystem and its role in solving global problems through technology. The course, developed through a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Passport to India initiative, is free: https://www.coursera.org/learn/passport-to-india

Here is another article on the COSI lab—full page 6 of onCampus (see it here, electronically: http://oncampus.osu.edu/training-in-science-education-takes-place-at-cosi/).

Please take a look at the story on English language teaching in This WeekCommunity News where you’ll see linguistics graduate student Martha Austen and undergraduate student Maureen Flanagan highlighted for their involvement in teaching English at the Long Lasting Community Development Association. Martha, Maureen and many of our undergraduate students have volunteered here as well: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/northwest/news/2016/03/28/association-helps-immigrant-communities.html

Anouschka Foltz (PhD, ’10) wrote a blog piece for The Conversation about language acquisition: https://theconversation.com/on-her-first-birthday-princess-charlotte-already-knows-much-about-language-57005

Amanda Miller (PhD, '01) was quoted in a New York Times piece on !Xoon: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/world/what-in-the-world/click-languages-taa-xoon-xoo-botswana.html?ref=africa&referer=

Undergraduate Morgan Oates was profiled in this piece from Honors and Scholars: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/news/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=129

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