News and Announcements

New Data Analytics Focus for the MA in Linguistics

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
The Department of Linguistics will offer a new Data Analytics focus for the MA in Linguistics beginning Fall 2024. The focus (12 semester hours of coursework beyond the core requirements) is designed to train students in the basics of experimental and linguistics-focused data analytics to better prepare them for career opportunities in industry as well as advanced graduate work in Linguistics. Two courses form the core of this focus: LING:4291/4292 Statistical and Experimental Methods in Linguistics I/II; additional coursework is provided in areas such as statistics, experimental design, and human-computer interaction.

UI student Laura McDowell awarded Fulbright to Turkey

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Laura McDowell, who will receive a BA in linguistics and Spanish from the University of Iowa in May 2023, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Turkey for 2023-24. Follow the attached link to read Laura's thoughts on this achievement in a Q&A article by Ben Partridge.

UI student Olivia Dunn awarded Fulbright to Morocco

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Olivia Dunn, who will receive an MA in linguistics from the University of Iowa in May 2023, is the winner of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Award to Morocco for 2023-24. Follow the link provided to read about Olivia's thoughts on this achievement.

Upcoming Events

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Humanities for the Public Good Closing Symposium: A Celebration

Friday, March 1 10:00am to Saturday, March 2, 2024 3:30pm
Iowa City Public Library
This symposium is a culmination of the Obermann Center’s multi-year grant from the Mellon Foundation focused on the transformation of humanities graduate education, Humanities for the Public Good. During the last four years, over 100 faculty, staff, graduate students, and visiting speakers have envisioned and created a host of ways that graduates from humanities PhD programs can fuse their studies in specific disciplines with skills and learning experiences that prepare them to adapt the methods...
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Linguistics Day 2024

Friday, March 29, 2024 12:30pm to 4:15pm
Phillips Hall
Meet faculty and undergraduate & graduate students in linguistics to learn about their research projects and the university's linguistics program. Linguistics Day Schedule 12:30–12:45 p.m.  Welcome and refreshments 12:45–1:30 p.m. Undergraduate posters 1:45– 2:15 p.m. Panel style presentation of faculty & lab + Linguistic Ambassadors 2:15–2:40 p.m. Alumni testimonials 2:45–3:30 p.m. Oral presentations 3:30–4:15 p.m. Games...

Second Language Acquisition Graduate Symposium

Friday, April 5 to Saturday, April 6, 2024 (all day)
Attending and presenting at this two-day event is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to gain experience presenting their own research, as well as meeting other researchers with similar interests. This year’s conference will be in a blended format. Presenters and attendees can attend virtually or in person. This format invites graduate students from the host institutions (the University of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin-Madison), within the United States, and internationally. Title...
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