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WWU student attends CoLang 2022

Linguistics major Yukaiya Nomoto posing near the Ridgeway Sigma building sign at Western Washington University.

Read about WWU student Yukaiya Nomoto's experience at CoLang 2022

The Podling: Season 3

A starry background with the text, The Podling Season 3.

Produced and hosted by WWU linguistics students, The Podling season 3 is available now!

WWU LING Student Named 2021 Presidential Scholar

Brahm vanWoerden

Linguistics and Spanish major, Brahm vanWoerden, has been chosen as the 2021 Presidential Scholar of the Humanities Division of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

WWU LING Student Presents at CULC15

Aspen Clark

Aspen Clark, '21, linguistics, presented their research at the 15th annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium (CULC15), May 2021.

CMC Conversation hosts WWU Linguistics professor

headphones and a microphone

Edward Vajda was recently interviewed by by radio host Charles McCullough in a podcast titled "Comparing Siberian Ket language to Native American languages"

Edward Vajda co-authors new Yeniseian dictionary

"Comparative-Historical Yeniseian Dictionary Volume I (A-Ph)" by Edward J. Vajda & Heinrich Werner

Edward Vajda, who teaches linguistics, Russian, and Eurasian studies in Western’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Heinrich Werner, the world's foremost expert on Yeniseic (Yeniseian) languages, sought to create a comparative-historical Yeniseian dictionary that is readily accessible to English speakers.

Western Linguistics professors publish 'Thinking like a Linguist'

Cover of "Thinking Like a Linguist"

Western Professor of Linguistics Kristin Denham and Assistant Professor of Linguistics Jordan Sandoval have published a new book that introduces the study of language for undergraduate and beginning graduate students who would like to further their linguistics studies.

Western Linguistics professor coauthored new book

Cover of book Mid-Holocene Language Connections between Asia and North America

Edward Vajda, professor of linguistics, Russian, and Eurasian Studies in Western’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, along with his long-time colleague Michael Fortescue (professor emeritus, University of Copenhagen), have published a new book, Mid-Holocene Language Connections between Asia and North America.

In Memoriam

Dr. Shaw Gynan

We lost an important member of our linguistics community, Dr. Shaw Gynan. Read Dr. Shaw's story.

Dr. Anne Lobeck

Dr. Anne Lobeck

Professor of Linguistics Dr. Anne Lobeck was inducted into the 2021 class of Fellows of the Linguistics Society of America.

Dr. Kristin Denham

Dr. Kristin Denham

Western's Dr. Kristin Denham chosen as the LSA's featured member for April 2020.