New Sign Language Linguistics Course

We are thrilled that we will be joined by a new faculty member, Laura Horton, this coming Fall. Dr. Horton conducts fascinating research on the emergence of Signed Languages in Guatemala, and we look forward …

Summer Linguistics Courses

Exciting news: This year Language Sciences will be offering a selection of Linguistics courses in Summer Term for the first time in recent memory! We are offering three Elementary level courses with no prerequisites, open …

Henke receives Mary R. Haas Book Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ryan Henke, who is the 2021 recipient of the Mary R. Haas Book Award from the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA). This award recognizes outstanding research by a …

2021-2022 Phi Beta Kappa nominees

We had a large number of Linguistics majors honored with an invitation to join the UW-Madison chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society this year! This round of nominees included: Fiona Freeman Moulik Mehta …

Senior Capstone Course

Photo credits: Miranda Vescio Final presentations were in full swing this week in our senior capstone course. In this small and interactive course, Linguistics majors spend a semester working closely with a professor to develop …

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 …