Linguistics Fridays – Fall 2021

Our Linguistics Fridays Colloquia series is back this Fall, with a slight time shift to 3:00 pm. The weekly colloquia will remain online for the time being, with a tentative plan to transition to in …

Welcome to our new Director, Dr. Rajiv Rao

Language Sciences is pleased to welcome Rajiv Rao as our next Director, effective July 1st 2021. Dr. Rao received his PhD from the University of California-Davis, and began his faculty career at Northern Illinois University. He subsequently moved to UW-Madison in 2009. Dr. Rao is currently an associate professor in …

Comp Sci/Linguistics Double Majors Featured

Linguistics/Computer Science double major Alex Peseckis is the most recent student to be interviewed in the Computer Science double major feature series. In the interview, Alex talks about the synergy between his two majors, and …

Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) 27

The 27th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference (GLAC) is taking place from May 12-14, 2021. The conference is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is taking place online this year. A variety of UW-Madison students, …

Congratulations to the class of 2021!

We have an extra special class of graduating seniors this year! Read more about the memories and aspirations of these amazing Linguistics majors on our Class of 2021 Senior Profile Page. Wherever you go, go …

Wisconsin Languages Website

Dive into the linguistic diversity of our state at the new Multilingualism and Education in Wisconsin project. This website features interviews with over one hundred individuals discussing their experience teaching, learning, or studying the many …

Prof. McInnes on Ojibwe Language Revitalization

UW-Madison Professor Brian McInnes (SOHE) talks about how Ojibwe language revitalization efforts have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in this recent Badger Herald article: Language revitalization efforts for Ojibwe continue despite COVID-19 challenges – …

New Language Career Course

A new career and professionalization course aimed at undergraduates with a background in language study is launching this Fall. African 275: Lead with Language – Putting Language Skills to Work is a 1-credit course which …