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A&S Hosts International Linguistic Institute

By Nate Harling

If you have been anywhere near the University of Kentucky’s Don & Cathy Jacobs Science Building this month, it is more than likely you heard at least one language you have never heard before. Since the beginning of July, there have been people on campus speaking a plethora languages ranging from Mauritian Creole to Farsi to Kalaallisut, the language spoken by the indigenous people of Greenland.

UK Linguist Andrew Byrd Creates Languages for National Geographic's 'Origins: The Journey of Humankind'

By Gail Hairston
Throughout Andrew Byrd’s successful career in academia, he has pushed to understand ancient languages to a depth no one has before. His goal was to understand how languages spoken thousands of years ago actually sounded.
 

2017 Gaines Fellowship Awarded to 12 UK Scholars

By Connie Sapienza
 

A&S Linguistics Department Explores Answers to What is Human Language

By Gail Hairston
 
Two touchstones in every child’s life are celebrated by parents and loved ones around the world with equal awe, expectation and enthusiasm – a baby’s first steps and a baby’s first words. Walking signifies a child’s growing strength and independence. But talking signifies a budding ability to share emotion and intellect, to understand others and to be understood in turn.
 

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