Our newest episode of Office Hours is here! Listen in as we wrap up the semester with Jennifer Cramer, a professor from the Linguistics Program in the Department of English. Cramer discusses a variety of linguistics-related topics, ranging from her inspiration for her studies to hip hop and how stereotypes can be tied to dialect.

Office Hours is produced by the College of Arts & Sciences and airs on WRFL FM 88.1 every Wednesday from 2-...

Published December 22, 2014

The Linguistics Program is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Fabiola Henri to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty...

Published December 16, 2014

The Linguistics Program is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Andrew Byrd to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new faculty...

Published October 20, 2014

The Linguistics Program is excited to welcome Assistant Professor Jennifer Cramer to its faculty!

This podcast is part of a series highlighting the new...

Published October 15, 2014

This episode of UK Perspectives, aired on November 22nd 2013, featured the linguistic work of UK professor Andrew Byrd, who has traced language back to its prehistoric roots in what is known as Proto-Indo-European. This reconstructed language would have been spoken on steppes north of the Black Sea 7,000 years ago. The interview was conducted by Tom Goddell of ...

Published December 20, 2013

courtesy of BBC Word Today and Newsday. 

Published December 20, 2013

Just recently, the Linguistics Program's Andrew Byrd was interviewed by the BBC's Newsday radio series. The interview served to highlight Byrd's work studying the "Proto-Indo-European" language which dates back thousands of years. In the interview, Byrd gives listeners a glimpse of the language's history and a chance to hear the language given breath. 

A special thanks to the ...

Published October 1, 2013

How many languages do you speak? Benjamin Kinsella is fluent in English, speaks Spanish, and now also knows touch of Guaraní. He graduated from UK in December of 2012, and worked with Professor Haralambos Symeonidis of the Hispanic Studies Department on a linguistic atlas project, Atlas Lingüístico Guaraní-...

Published January 29, 2013

Most of us heard that the world was going to possibly end on December 21st, 2012, and that it was predicted by the traditional Mayan calendar. In this podcast, Rusty Barrett, a linguist and scholar of Mayan culture and history, explains the superstitions and misunderstandings surrounding December 21st, and a little bit about how the Mayan calendar works.

SPOILER ALERT: The day after our interview, Barrett recieved an email from a Mayan organization (...

Published December 4, 2012

More than thirty of the world's leading morphologists are contributing to a book that will be out in spring of 2014 - and they're working together with the help of an online collaboration tool developed by the Hive. Professors Andrew Hippisley and Greg Stump are currently compiling and editing the upcoming Cambridge Handbook of Morphology. In this podcast, Hippisley and Stump describe the book, and how and why they are putting it...

Published November 14, 2012