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 …

Hoocąk Language Classes

Hoocąk (sometimes spelled Ho-Chunk) language classes will continue at UW-Madison’s American Indian Student and Cultural Center this Fall. These are non-credit classes that are open to both students and community members. Hoocąk is a Siouan …

Heritage Languages in Wisconsin: WPR Interview

UW-Madison linguist Cathy Stafford (Spanish, Second Language Acquisition) spoke about Heritage Languages in Wisconsin on the Morning Show with Wisconsin Public Radio. Listen to the full interview here: Heritage Languages in Wisconsin – Interview with …

Digital Ho-Chunk Archive

Recent Linguistics Ph.D. graduate Andrea Cudworth was one of several UW-Madison students who worked on a project to create a digital inventory of existing Ho-Chunk language resources. The resulting catalogue has helped connect teachers and …

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!

Members of the class of 2019 gathered at the top of Van Hise Hall to celebrate the completion of their degrees. In addition to the large ceremony at Camp Randall, Language Sciences hosts a small …