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Bikowski-Phillips Book on ‘Teaching with a Global Perspective’ Published in Spanish

A book co-authored by Ohio University professors Dr. Dawn Bikowski and Dr. Talinn Phillips is now available in Spanish,  Enseñar con perspectiva global e inclusiva. Bikowski is Director of the English Language Improvement Program in the College of Arts & Sciences, and Phillips is Associate Professor of English. The book not […]

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Posted on 03/09/2020

Ohio Language & Culture Project Probes Language Use in Ohio

From left, Kalynda Thayer, Rasmia Shraim, Michelle O’Malley, An Nguyen, Mark Sakach, and Georgia CurranThe Ohio Language & Culture Project, created and directed by Ohio University Linguistics faculty member Dr. Michelle O’Malley, comprises both undergraduate and graduate student members from various disciplines across the university with a common interest in sociolinguistic study. The lab supports the continued study and documentation of regional language variation […]

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Posted on 03/05/2020

Moran and Bell Publish on the Linguistic Style of Wine Tasting Notes

Theresa Moran and David Bell at the Village Bakery monthly wine tasting eventWhether in the form of reviews in the mass-media and in dedicated magazines and websites such as the Wine Spectator, or in wine blogs, or in label-scanning apps such as Vivino, or even in millions of user reviews on sites such as Cellar Tracker, wine tasting notes are ubiquitous and […]

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Posted on 02/26/2020

Augstkalns Co-authors Paper on Arabic Speakers’ Comprehension of English Idioms

From left, Mary Catherine Augstkalns and Dr. Soomin Jwa at the 2019 Student Expo.Second-year M.A. in Applied Linguistics student Mary Catherine Augstkalns co-authored a paper in collaboration with her adviser Dr. Soomin Jwa, former Ohio University Visiting Professor, in the English Linguistics Society of Korea’s journal English Language and Linguistics. The paper, “Break a Leg: An Investigation of L2 Idiom Comprehension of L1 […]

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Posted on 02/11/2020

Tao Presents on Grammar and Cognitive Processes at Two International Conferences

Dr. Liang Tao presents at international conference.Dr. Liang Tao, Professor  of Linguistics at Ohio University, presented two different research talks at two highly prestigious international conferences: the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Pragmatics Association in June in Hong Kong and the 60th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society in November in Montréal, Canada. At the […]

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Posted on 01/21/2020

Alumni News | Stratman Talks about Forensic Linguistics, Real Court Cases

From left, James Stratman, Michelle O’Malley and David BellOhio University alumnus Dr. James Stratman presented on forensic linguistics and the law as part of the Linguistics Fall Colloquium series. Stratman was named to the College of Arts & Sciences Notable Alumni in 2019. See Notable Alumni | James Stratman Lives Where Law and Language Entwine. Connect with Stratman […]

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Posted on 01/16/2020

Happy Beginnings | Sormaz Seeks New Challenges Teaching in Japan

Olga Sormaz in her office at Chubu UniversityEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumna Olga Sormaz BA ’15, MA ’18 is always seeking out new challenges. She spent a year in a British school during her middle […]

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Posted on 01/10/2020

Nakada’s Tale: Finding a Long-Lost Japanese Fishing Boat, Washed Ashore in Okinawa

Masaru Yonashiro of the Kinjo-cho Town Hall, Nakada, and Thompson viewing documents related to the fishing vessel from Iwate.Koudai Nakada’s educational journey has entwined with Ohio University for five years, most recently tied to the incredible tale of a fishing boat that disappeared during Japan’s 2011 tsunami, only to wash ashore seven years later and 1,200 miles away. Nakada and Dr. Christopher Thompson are researching the unusual adventure […]

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Posted on 12/01/2019

Davis Studies Languages, Wants to Teach English or Spanish Abroad

Analee Davis, with friendsFrom Ohio University News Analee Davis ’22 grew up in Guatemala but knew she couldn’t stay there for college. “Because I wanted to do English and Spanish,” she said, explaining her decision to study abroad in the United States. Guatemala just didn’t have want she needed and wanted. That brought […]

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Posted on 11/21/2019

Athens News Writes about Brewing Class and 16th Century Yeast

Art Oestrike, portrait“Jackie O’s Brewery in Athens last week revealed a unique beer brewed using yeast collected and reanimated from brewing barrels at an Ecuadorian monastery in collaboration with an Ohio University class and a visiting professor from a university in Quito, Ecuador. This particular yeast was first used in 1566,” reported […]

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Posted on 11/12/2019