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OHIO Language and Culture Project

OHIO Language and Culture Project

Ohio Language & Culture Project

About the Ohio Language & Culture Lab

The Ohio Language & Culture Lab supports the continued study and documentation of regional language variation as well as efforts to connect with the larger community of users through collaborative data gathering efforts, educational programming and information sharing. Student researchers form project teams to plan, develop and carry out empirical studies of language variation. 

Recent News:

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

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

CANCELED | Linguistics Colloquium | Southern Ohio Language Project: Where We Are Today, March 20

From left, Kalynda Thayer, Rasmia Shraim, Michelle O’Malley, An Nguyen, Mark Sakach, and Georgia CurranNote: This event has been canceled. The Linguistics Colloquium series presents Dr. Michelle O’Malley and the Southern Ohio Language Project lab team discussing “The Southern Ohio Language Project: Where we are today!” on Friday, March 20, from 12:55 to 1:55 p.m. in Gordy 301. O’Malley is an Associate Professor of […]

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Posted on 03/01/2020

Three Students Take First at Expo for Creating New Language

From left, Carlye Stevens and Francesca Cappetta won first place in Arts and Humanities 2 for their construction of a new language called “Suʒ.niŋ.u.ʃə.”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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Posted on 04/22/2019