Recent News

Dr. Laura McGarrity and her new Swearing and Taboo Language course are featured in the October 2014 edition of Perspectives. Click here to read the article, entitled "What the *#@$&*?: Linguistics Course Tackles Taboo Language".
Dr. Beth Benedict will present a talk entitled "Early Intervention and Language Acquisition: The New Effective Approach" at Kane Hall on Oct. 24th at 7pm. Admission is free. Dr. Benedict is a professor at the Department of Communication Studies at Gallaudet University and is also the coordinator of Gallaudet's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infants, Toddlers, and Families: Collaboration and Leadership Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate Program. She has published numerous articles and is a widely... Read more
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Our department recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. Learn about the special events and see photos at the UW Linguistics 50th Anniversary Website.
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The 9th Annual Slavic Linguistics Society Annual Conference, hosted by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Department of Linguistics of the University of Washington, took place at the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for Humanities at University of Washington on September 19-21, 2014. Learn more about the event >
Linguistics graduate student Rachael Tatman was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. From the NSF GRFP website: “Past fellows include numerous Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, Google founder, Sergey Brin and Freakonomics co-author,... Read more
Bantu base Africa
Bantu base Afrika, or People of Africa, is a Study Abroad program focusing on South Africa and its multilingual society. It is a realization of a dream of its director, Clarissa Surek-Clark: having her University of Washington students experience Ubuntu in the African continent.  Read more at the Bantu base Afrika website.    
Lance Forshay, ASL instructor and Program Director, received the Distinguished Teaching Award at the 44th Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony at Meany Hall on June 12. Read more about his award in Columns Magazine.