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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.
 

Andrew Hippisley One of Only 33 Chosen for Prestigious ACE Fellowship

University of Kentucky Professor Andrew Hippisley has been selected to participate in the American Council on Education's (ACE) ACE Fellows Program, the longest running leadership development program in the United States.

Linguistics Professor Launches New Phonetics Lab

By Tasha Ramsey

Speech is an integral part of our development as children and one that continues to develop throughout our lives. Because of this, we don't often spend much time thinking about speech and what it reveals about our identities. However, one professor in the Linguistics Program at the University of Kentucky spends much of his time researching the aspects of speech and social identity. 

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