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On June 8th UW Linguistics will host the Annual Linguistics Reception for New Graduates from 4pm to 6pm at the Colleen Room of the University of Washington Club. Linguistics Chair Richard Wright will host the annual reading of graduating students' names, and will announce the recipients of the Excellence in Linguistics Research Award. Photo of the 2015 party by Monica Kempsell Sears
If you earned a degree from the Linguistics Department during the 2014-2015 academic year, you are invited to join us at the Colleen Room of the University of Washington Club on June 9 from 4pm to 6pm to celebrate your accomplishment. The reception will feature light refreshments, cake, wine, and lemonade. If you have questions, please contact This year, six linguistics PhD candidates earned or will earn doctoral degrees. At our party, we will... Read more
Katie Manlove, Linguistics PhD candidate and Undergraduate Adviser, was recently awarded a Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship. The fellowship provides a three month stipend including a tuition waiver, which is "intended to assist Ph.D. candidates in the final stages of writing and completing their dissertations." For more information on the Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship, please go to:... Read more
Friday, May 8th, 2015 6:30-8:30pm Kane Hall 120, University of Washington, Seattle FREE ADMISSION!! Abstract:  Dr. MJ Bienvenu; chair of the Sesquicentennial event at Gallaudet University; will highlight the twelve visionary leaders in education; theatre; politics; organizations and athletics during the late 1880s to the mid-1990’s.  The university celebration which took place in July, 2014 reflected the 150 year history of the only liberal arts university for deaf students in the world.  ... Read more
This weekend the University of British Columbia will host the 31st annual Northwest Linguistics Conference. Linguistics graduate students Russell Hugo, Esther Le Grezause, Katie Manlove, and Rachael Tatman are presenting papers at the conference, which will be held on the 25th and 26th of April.  NWLC 31 website: The schedule and a list of abstracts can be found... Read more
Molly FitzMorris, a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics, will participate in the 3rd annual Spring Research Syposium on May 1, as a part of Panel 2, "Changing Borders of Identity", chaired by Prof. Kathie Friedman. Molly's presentation is entitled “Cantábamos las mismas kantikas: What I Learned about Seattle Ladino in Buenos Aires". More on the event, including a schedule of events and ticket information, can be found at... Read more
UW Linguistics graduate students participated in the fifth annual Paws-on Science: Husky Weekend at Pacific Science Center April 10-12. The annual event featured exhibits and demonstrations presented by nearly 40 UW departments.
  Olga Zamaraeva, a Linguistics graduate student specializing in computational linguistics, has been awarded a Microsoft Research Graduate Women's Scholarship for 2015. Ms. Zamaraeva, one of ten first-year graduate students selected by Microsoft Research to receive a one-year scholarship, was recognized for demonstrating potential for a career in research. She currently works on the Aggregation project, headed by Drs. Emily Bender and... Read more
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Betsy Evans, an associate professor in the UW Department of Linguistics, and Annabelle Mooney are featured as the first Authors of the Month of 2015 on the Routledge website. Evans and Mooney are co-authors of the 4th edition of "Language, Society, and Power", an "essential introductory text" that includes two new chapters on Linguistic Landscapes and Global Englishes. To read the interview please go... Read more
We are now accepting presenters for the 4th Annual UW Linguistics Department Undergraduate Colloquium! This is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to present any research they have done in the recent past or are currently working on. The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, February 13th. Please contact Katie Manlove at with questions or to sign up for the colloquium.