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 …

COVID vocabulary

Language Sciences professors Tom Purnell and Anja Wanner (English) recently appeared on NBC 15 news discussing the spread of new COVID-19 related vocabulary. You can watch the story here: https://www.nbc15.com/2021/03/26/linguists-explain-how-covid-vocabulary-spread-around-the-world/

Undergraduate Research Positions Available

Professor Monica Macaulay is looking for two linguistics majors to be Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) students for the academic year 2021-2022. The REU students will be part of the research team on my NSF …

Linguistics major Phi Beta Kappa nominees

Congratulations to the following Linguistics majors, who have been nominated to join the UW-Madison chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society! Rachel Fedorchak Elena Groves Jason Jenson Phi Beta Kappa is a national honor …

Caroline Niziolek joins Lang Sci faculty

We are happy to welcome Professor Caroline Niziolek (Communication Sciences & Disorders) to the Language Sciences faculty! Dr. Niziolek conducts research on the Neurolinguistics of speech, focusing on the relationship between auditory processing and motor …