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Lee Joins Editorial Board for Applied Corpus Linguistics Journal

Dr. Joseph Lee, shown here in his officeDr. Joseph Lee was selected to serve on the editorial board of the journal Applied Corpus Linguistics. Lee is Associate Professor of Instruction and Associate Director of the Academic and Global Communication Program (formerly the English Language Improvement Program or ELIP) in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University. Lee’s research and […]

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Posted on 05/05/2020

Alumni News | Jambor Thriving in Japan English Language Program

Kevin Jambor, portraitOhio University alumnus Kevin Jambor has directed the Ohio Program of English Language Teaching at Chubu University for the last two years. Since 1990, OPELT has recruited instructors from Ohio University’s Ohio Program of Intensive English and Linguistics master’s program in a collaborative effort between the two universities. Jambor, who […]

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Posted on 04/23/2020

ELIP Changes Name to Academic and Global Communication Program

Academic and Global Communication Program (formerly ELIP) faculty and graduate studentsThe English Language Improvement Program is changing its name to the Academic and Global Communication program. The new name reflects the courses offered and students served by the program, which provides academic and global communication assistance to Ohio University students, both international and domestic. The Academic and Global Communication program […]

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Posted on 04/20/2020

Sabraw and Thompson Team-up For Seawall Mural Project in Japan

John Sabraw, right, is holding plastic bags containing dirt from Iwate and Aichi brought back by Chris Thompson to make into paint for the mural project. This photo was taken in December 2019.From Ohio University News Ohio University professors John Sabraw and Chris Thompson recently teamed up for a “global engagement” opportunity through art, uniting students and faculty from OHIO and two partner institutions in Japan. Thompson, Associate Professor of Linguistics, is a veteran Japan specialist. Sabraw, Professor and Chair of Painting + Drawing, […]

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Posted on 04/19/2020

Language Matters Finds Way to Keep Message Board Going

When COVID 19 hit, it seemed that one initiative of the Language Matters project would also have to stop—the whiteboard in the third floor corridor of Gordy Hall where students used markers to scribe their contributions to a weekly prompt in various languages. Language Matters seeks to raise awareness of […]

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Posted on 04/14/2020

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