Category Archives: Faculty

“The Dept of Linguistics: How We Got Here” – Brown Bag by Professor Emeritus Robert E Johnson 11/3, 12:30-1:30 @SLCC3233

what: Open House/Brown Bag Lunch Presentation by Bob Johnson topic:  “The Department of Linguistics: How we got here.” presenter: Robert E. Johnson, PhD when:Friday, November 3, 12:30 pm where: , LIN Open Area (SLCC 3233) Summary of presentation: Which people and principles … Continue reading

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SHARE: Media piece on Pro-Tactile ASL in Quartz, “A language for the DeafBlind”

  Quartz wrote about Pro-Tactile ASL, link below, featuring faculty member Terra Edwards, her colleague and a DeafBlind user of PT Oscar Serna, and PEN faculty Clifton Langdon. DeafBlind Americans developed a language that doesn’t involve sight or sound “Pro-tactile … Continue reading

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“The Dept of Linguistics: How We Got Here” – Brown Bag by Professor Emeritus Robert E Johnson 11/4, 12-1 @SAC1011

topic:  “The Department of Linguistics: How we got here.” presenter: Robert E. Johnson, PhD when: Friday, November 4th 2016, 12 to 1 pm where: SAC1011 Summary of presentation: Which people and principles drove the creation and growth of the department. Bio: Robert E. (Bob) Johnson, … Continue reading

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News: ASL education represented at recent Community-Based Heritage Languages Schools conference

Miako Rankin, professor in our department, reported… “Such a great group representing ASL education at the Community-Based Heritage Language Schools conference! So wonderful to share ideas across our various perspectives. And an absolute pleasure to meet Dr. Kim Potowski of University … Continue reading

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News: Miako Rankin presented “Educational Interpreting: What’s Linguistics Got to Do With It?” in August, 2016

On August 31, Linguistics faculty member Miako Rankin traveled to Fredericksburg, Virginia, to meet with educational interpreters in the Spotsylvania School District (a few of whom are pictured here). Together they explored ways that a cognitive linguistic framework can inform … Continue reading

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Heritage Signer Panel 4/15 3-5p @Sac1011

The Heritage Signer Panel event will be hosted on Friday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00 in SAC 1011, the auditorium featuring: Maria “Masha” Polinsky (big name in heritage speaker literature, will give us an overview of research on spoken heritage language users) Ronice Quadros, who will … Continue reading

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Pre-release screening of video textbook “Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children…” 4/14 @SAC1011

There will be a pre-release screening of a new video textbook, Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children: A Bilingual Introductory Digital Course (Thursday, April 14 from 2:30-4 in SAC 1011) This book approaches language acquisition using sign language … Continue reading

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