Linguistics in the News

January 5, 2016
Micha Elsner

Check out this article about Micha Elsner's 'Where's Waldo' article in Frontiers in Psychology (with A. Clarke and H. Rohde.

Andrew McInnerney receives an Undergraduate Research Scholarship

November 24, 2015
Historical books.

Congratulations are due to Andrew McInnerney, who has received an Undergraduate Research Scholarship of $1500 for his honors thesis project "Syntactic Survey of Parenthetical Topics in English”. His advisors are Peter Culicover and Bob Levine. 

Murat Yasavul awarded a Presidential Fellowship

November 23, 2015
Photo of Murat Yasavul.

Congratulations are due to Murat Yasavul, who has been awarded a Presidential Fellowship to pursue his dissertation research on the semantics of explicit questions and their answers in the understudied language K'iche' Mayan, us

Bridget Smith receives a Book Launch award

November 23, 2015
Picture of Bridget Smith

Congratulations are due to Bridget Smith, who has received a Book Launch award from the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) for her forthcoming digital book project, Analyzing the Sounds of Languages.

Linguistics Department is ranked first by

November 17, 2015
OSU Linguistics poster.

Congratulations to all of those who are involved in undergraduate teaching - the department is ranked first among "Top Linguistics Schools and Colleges in the U.S." by, an online education firm that includes academic c