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Linguistics undergraduates Francesca Cappetta, Carlye Stevens and Joshua Kitsos brought home a blue ribbon from the 2019 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.Linguistics was well represented at this years Ohio University 2019 Student Expo. Dr. Michelle OMalleys Language Construction class came out in force. Every student enrolled in the course presented a project, and one of the teams brought home a first place ribbon. The coursework focused on the art of language […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

Dr. Dawn Bikowski, left, with fellow presenters in the Global Perspectives on Educational Outcomes panelDr. Dawn Bikowski, director of the English Language Improvement Program, presented her study on assessing global learning in classroom initiatives at the American Educational Research Association annual convention in Toronto in April. Presenting at AERA was exciting, as it allowed me to share many of the ideas that have come […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 25

From left, John Wehrkamp, 2019 recipient, and Jahmir King, 2018 recipientJohn Wehrkamp, a freshman majoring in Political Science, won a highly competitive scholarship from Project Global Officer (Project GO) to support his Chinese language studies for eight weeks at Indiana University this summer. This scholarship is similar to the nationally competitive Critical Language Program, with all expenses covered by the […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 25

Dr. Dawn Bikowski (center) with Michael Vezilich, Dean, Distance Learning Division of the Continuing Education Directorate, and Dr. Mica Hall, Associate Provost for Continuing EducationDr. Dawn Bikowski, director of the English Language Improvement Program, was awarded a Coin of Excellence for her work with the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, Calif., on Feb 15. The project was a collaborative one, with a plenary at the “Distance Learning Online Symposium” for the […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 25

Thompson firing his assigned flintlock musket at Asuke Hachimang Shrine on the first day of the Asuke Fall Matsuri, with the flash from the musket clearly visible.From Compass | Submitted by the Office of Global Affairs Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor of Linguistics, spent the fall 2018 semester at Chubu University in Japan, and his work there will provide new momentum for his teaching and research activities for years to come. From Sept. 8 through Dec. […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 24

From left, Dr. Lara Wallace (ELIP faculty),TanyaLinguistics faculty and a graduate student presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International Convention and English Expo in March. The Ohio University Linguistics group also met up with alumni as teachers and scholars from around the world converged in Atlanta for the TESOL expo. Two […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 22

Alumna Fumiko Yoshimura, Visiting Scholar in Linguistics DepartmentFumiko Yoshimura, a visiting professor from Tohoku Gakuin University, is excited to return to the Linguistics Department after more than 20 years. The Ohio University alumna will be a Visiting Scholar for several months to observe classes and tutoring sessions in the English Language Improvement Program. She finds this opportunity […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 22

From left, Carlye Stevens and Francesca Cappetta won first place in Arts and Humanities 2 for their construction of a new language called Su.ni.u..Several Modern Languages students presented their research and projects at Ohio University’s Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 11. Carlye Stevens, a Spanish and Linguistics major, Francesca Cappetta, a German and Linguistics major, and Josh Kitsos, a Linguistics major and Spanish minor, won first prize in Arts and […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 22

  Ohio University senior Alexandra Koran has won a U.S. Critical Language Scholarship, a highly prestigious and nationally competitive scholarship, to study Swahili for eight weeks in Tanzania this coming summer. The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program is an intensive language and cultural immersion program for American students (clsscholarship.org). According […]

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Linguistics news – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 18

Dr. Chris Thompson (back left) and Dr. Hiro Kawamura (center), members of the AAS Panel and other members of the Japan Foundation Sponsored Professional Development Project.Dr. Christopher Thompson, Associate Professor of Linguistics, served as discussant for an ethnographic research panel on “Sustainable Community Development In Asia Through Tourism In Southeast Asia: Potentials and Challenges” at the Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Denver in March. Thompson was asked by colleague Dr. Hiro […]

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