Linguistic Discrimination Working Group

A group of us are starting a working group on Language ideology and linguistic discrimination. We’ll read some articles and discuss issues, but the ultimate goal is to figure out how to communicate better with …

Linguistics Fridays are back

Fridays @ 4:00 We continue our tradition of coming together each week for some stimulating linguistic discussion on Friday afternoons. Linguistics Fridays will be online this semester, but they will still be happening! As in …

COVID update: LangSci office closed

Reminder that the upper floors of Van Hise Hall are closed to students and the public at this time. Only pre-authorized essential personnel may enter floors 6 and up. The LangSci physical spaces on the …

Editorial PA-ship Opportunity

Language Sciences Professors Macaulay and Salmons are seeking a 50% Project Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year (12 months) to serve as editorial assistant for the book series Current Issues in Linguistic Theory and the …

Welcome to New Faculty Member Ryan Henke

Language Sciences is happy to announce the addition of new tenure-track faculty member Ryan Henke to our program! Professor Henke joins us from the University of Hawaiʻi, where he recently defended his thesis The first …

Forthcoming Faculty Publications

A couple of our faculty have forthcoming edited volumes in interesting areas of linguistic research: Rajiv Rao (2020) – Spanish Phonetics and Phonology in Contact: Studies from Africa, the Americas, and Spain. Spanish Phonetics and …

Student Prizes and Honors

Congratulations are in order to several Linguistics majors who were awarded scholarships, prizes, and honor society memberships in 2020. Special merit scholarships: Elena Groves was awarded the Ralph B. Abrams Scholarship for academic excellence Michelle …

Saffran honored with Elman Prize

Congratulations to Language Sciences Professor Jenny Saffran, who has been named the 2020 recipient of the Jeffrey L. Elman Prize for Scientific Achievement and Community Building. Professor Saffran is the first to receive the new …

Salmons & Natvig online lecture

Professors Joe Salmons (UW-Madison Language Sciences) and David Natvig (University of Oslo) will be giving a talk on the Abralimo virtual linguistic lecture platform this weekend. Sunday 6/21/20 12:00 pm (Central time – note that …