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60+ Program Students Study Arabic and Chinese

This semester, the Linguistics Department welcomes two students from the 60+ Program – Carol Sedgwick in Arabic and Joseph Kittle in Chinese. The  60+ Program is a legislatively mandated program which allows Ohio residents who are at least 60 years of age to attend courses either for credit or not, […]

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Posted on 10/11/2019

Intercultural Communication Skills in Action: ELIP 1300 and Athens MakerSpace

By Brice Montgomery If you have never heard of the Athens MakerSpace, students in the ELIP 1300 Business Relations and Communication Skills class have made it their goal to change that. One of the core concepts students learn in this class is the idea of being a global citizen, and […]

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Posted on 10/10/2019

Arabic Language Student Association Prepares Dinner for Athens Community

Majid Zailaee, the President of the International Student Union (ISU), helps with preparing "Foul" or broad beans the Saudi wayThe Arabic Language Student Association (ALSA) prepared a Middle Eastern dinner for the Athens community in April 2019, at the United Campus Ministry in Athens, as part of UCM’s weekly free meal program. The Arabic language students cooked three dishes that are popular in many Arab and Middle East countries—Falafel, […]

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Posted on 10/03/2019

Singing, Dancing and Churning the Cheese in Sicily

Paige Kirby carefully ladles the ricotta into the cups. (Left) Emma Kokaska shapes a mozzarella ball (Right)From Ohio University News Students in the summer Italy: Food in Sicily study abroad course experienced making pasta, tasting oil, wine and chocolate, volunteering in the Caritas food kitchen for the homeless, visiting makers of Sicilian jams, sauces and pastries, and of course, making cheese. Each May, Dr. Theresa Moran, […]

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Posted on 09/20/2019

Bikowski Awarded U.S. State Department Grant for Online Education E-Teacher Project

Dr. Dawn Bikowski giving the keynote at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages in Hanoi, VietnamDr. Dawn Bikowski was awarded a $40,000 grant by the U.S. State Department to develop and teach an online course for an international audience of higher education educators. Bikowski is Director of the English Language Improvement Program at Ohio University. The eight-week online course is part of the American English […]

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Posted on 09/19/2019

Nguyen, Sakach Study Vietnamese, Burmese at Summer Institute

Graduate students An Nguyen and Mark Sakach participated in the South East Asian Studies Summer Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this summer. Nguyen and Sakach are students in the M.A. in Applied Linguistics program at Ohio University. Sakach was awarded the competitive Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship to […]

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Posted on 09/16/2019

Shadis, Moran and Bell Present at Kings and Queens Conference in Sicily

Dr. Theresa Moran, Dr. Cinzia Recca, University of Catania, Department of Educational Sciences, Local Conference Organizer, Dr. Miriam ShadisDr. Miriam Shadis, Associate Professor of History, Dr. Theresa Moran, Director of Food Studies, and Dr. David Bell, Chair of Linguistics presented papers at the Eighth Edition of the Kings and Queens Conference — Resilio ergo Regno: Resilience, Continuity and Recovery at Royal Courts. The conference brings together scholars working […]

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Posted on 09/10/2019

South Korean Students Visit OHIO for Culture, Communication

Keira Park and Rickey Larkin speak to students about the Multicultural, Women's, and LGBTQ Centers.By H. Keira Park Ohio University’s Department of Linguistics, coordinated through its English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) invited 14 students from Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (CUFS) for a one-week Summer Intensive Communication and Culture Program from July 6-13. The Linguistic’s Department’s ELIP Program has been collaborating with CUFS […]

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Posted on 09/06/2019

Visiting Professor Cho and MA Linguistics Students Present Research on the Role of Intonation in Second-Language Acquisition at KFLC

  On Saturday, April 13th, Dr. Christine MoonKyoung Cho and three Linguistics Master’s students, An Nguyen ‘20, Irene Lucena ‘19, and Carla Consolini ‘19, presented a research project at the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (KFLC), held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. They developed the project through LING 5940, […]

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Posted on 09/03/2019

Chair’s Message | Linguistics Welcomes Alumni, Applauds Faculty, Plans for 50th

Michelle O’Malley, Beverly Flanigan, Dawn Bikowski, David BellBy David Bell Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics As the summer heat begins to recede, life in Gordy Hall begins to buzz again, it’s time to welcome you to the academic year 2019-20. We have had our usual comings and goings and some notable visitors, a big promotion, an […]

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Posted on 08/24/2019