New undergraduate course in TESOL offered this Fall

April 25, 2017

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce new TESOL courses and a Certificate of possible interest to students in Linguistics as well as other majors: Foreign Languages, SLHS, International Affairs, Education, Business, Communication and more! Get started! Talk with your advisor or contact or . LING 3630...

CU Arapaho language revitalization in the Denver Post

April 23, 2017

A recent article in the Denver Post highlighted Professor and Department Chair Andy Cowell 's language-revitalization work with the local Arapaho community. Also mentioned in the article were the contributions of graduate student Irina Wagner , who helped create an online dictionary that includes "an English-Arapaho translator as well as...

Prof. Andy Cowell discusses 'Colorado Accent' on Channel 9 News

March 29, 2017

Linguistics Department Professor and Chair, Andrew Cowell , was recently interviewed by Channel 9 News for a segment on the Colorado dialect of English. During the interview, Prof. Cowell mentions historical factors that have contributed to the way Colorado English is spoken, as well as more recent influences from, for...

New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything!

March 12, 2017

Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics, Andy Cowell , is one of the founders of the new Center for the Study of Origins , a destination for interdisciplinary origins studies. Professor Cowell was quoted in CU Boulder Today about a talk he gave connecting Polynesian and Arapaho origin...

Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright works with deaf refugees

Feb. 24, 2017

Like spoken languages, sign languages differ greatly across the globe. Nonetheless, many deaf refugees are evaluated and declared to have no language ability and/or severe mental deficiencies simply because they cannot communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright is working to help these individuals communicate in...

CU Linguistics Holds International Interdisciplinary Beyond Time Workshop

Feb. 20, 2017

CU Linguistics Professor and ICS Fellow Laura Michaelis , together with European collaborators, are organizing a two-day international interdisciplinary workshop on temporal meaning in language, to be held April 7-8, 2017 in the Center for Community on the CU Boulder campus. This workshop is sponsored by ICS as well as...

China Global Seminar

Feb. 17, 2017

EXPLORING CHINA through ENGLISH TEACHING (5 weeks) Earn 6 credit hours Experience a rich cultural program Deadline to apply is MARCH 13! Connect with the Education Abroad Office! Center for Community (C4C) Room S355 Drop-in advising hours: 9-4:30 pm Mon-Fri - No appointment necessary 303.492.7741 Global Seminar Dates in...

New Certificate Program in TESOL

Jan. 19, 2017

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the launch of a new Certificate Program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). For details about the program, visit the website here . Please contact with any questions.

Pushing Boundaries: Saving the Arapaho language from the brink of extinction

Jan. 11, 2017

Professor and Chair Andy Cowell, and graduate student Irina Wagner, were recently interviewed for an article in "CU Boulder Today" about their work with the Arapaho Language Project. Read the article here: . For more information about the Arapaho Language Project, visit:

The Department honors the career of Professor David Rood

Dec. 12, 2016

Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students gathered in early December to honor the career of Professor David Rood , who is retiring this year after having been a member of the Department since 1967. Prof. Rood's primary research has been the documentation of two endangered Native American languages, Wichita (Caddoan...