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Visiting Scholar Spotlight: Françoise Rose

This week we have the pleasure of hearing from Françoise Rose, a linguist from the CNRS in France, who’s currently a visiting scholar in the department. Could you tell us a bit about where you’re from, and your relationship with the University of Oregon? I am a visiting scholar for ...

Alumni Spotlight: Ellen Gillooly-Kress

Today we hear from Ellen Gillooly-Kress, a recent alumna who completed an MA in Linguistics and Theatre Arts. Hi Ellen! Where are you and what are you currently doing? I am across the campus at Villard Hall, and I am currently a first-year PhD student in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon. ...

Student spotlight: Lucas Jensen

Today we hear from Lucas Jensen, a current undergraduate student who is working on completing a major in Linguistics.   Can you tell us how you decided to become a linguistics major? I decided to become a linguistics major because I have always been interested in language. Ever since ...

Alumni Spotlight: Anthony Rinaldi

Today we hear from Anthony Rinaldi, a recent alumnus who completed a major in Linguistics and also completed the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) program. Anthony in Toyama, Japan So where are you and what are you currently doing? Since August 2015, I have been a JET (Japan ...

Linguistics in Pop Culture: Arrival (film)

So the film Arrival has come. Finally! A movie about linguistics! And the hero is a linguist! Now I won’t go into detail about the film itself – see links at the bottom if you’re interested in it. But to mark the release of the film, one of our instructors Charlotte Vaughn invited ...

Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Baese-Berk

For our first faculty spotlight, we speak with Dr Melissa Baese-Berk. Some of you might recognize her name from her recent work revisiting Neil Armstrong’s famous moon-landing quote, but she also does tons of other cool research. Could you tell us more about your position at the University ...

Linguistics in the News – Election season

Whatever happens after November 8, it’s safe to say that it’s been a pretty interesting election campaign season, one full of linguistic debates and analyses. We’ve seen articles that cover topics ranging from Hilary Clinton’s voice to Donald Trump’s use of the ...

DuckLing(uist)s on the Wing: Workshop on the Typology of Amerindian Languages in Peru

For our inaugural post, we hear from our Head of Department Spike Gildea, who’s just back from Peru, where he and some of our other past Duck graduates attended the 2nd Workshop on the Typology of Amerindian Languages: The grammar of the expression of body parts:   I had a delightful time ...


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