COVID-19 Event Update

Due to the necessity of reducing social interactions during this period, all remaining in-person events for this Spring are canceled. This includes the Linguistics Fridays colloquia series, and the LSO’s Workshop in General Linguistics. We …

Happenings at the LSA 2020 Meeting

The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) held its annual meeting this year in New Orleans from January 2-5, 2020. The annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas …

WIGL 17 – Call for Papers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Linguistics Student Organization invites submissions for papers to be presented at the 17th annual Workshop in General Linguistics (WIGL 17), to be held Saturday-Sunday, April 4-5, 2020 at the University of …

Language Science Cluster Hire

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce a faculty hiring cluster – Opening Doors Through Language: Access and Equity. Three new tenure-track positions will be filled with a start date of August, 2020, with …

MidPhon 2019

A number of UW faculty and students attended the annual MidPhon conference again this year. MidPhon 24 was held at UW-Milwaukee on October 4-5, 2019. MidPhon is a specialized phonetics/phonology conference that attracts researchers from …

Macaulay receives 2019 Mentor Award

The accolades keep (deservedly) raining in for Professor Macaulay this year! The Linguistic Society of America just announced their slate of awards for this year, and Monica is the first recipient of the LSA’s new …

Linguistics Fridays – Fall 2019

The schedule is out for our Linguistics Fridays series for the Fall! Come join us (almost) every Friday at 3:30 in 155 Van Hise* for colloquium talks and reading group discussions on various talks. Students …

Professor Macaulay a 2020 LSA Fellow

Professor Monica Macaulay has been elected as a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America for 2020. This is an honor that recognizes distinguished contributions to the field of linguistics, including scholarly excellence, and service …

Finnish in Northern Wisconsin

The article “The Shift from Finnish to English in Northern Wisconsin” describes the history of Finnish immigration and language use in our state. The article appeared on the Wisconsin Englishes Project website and was written …