Ope! Midwesterners Venture to the West Coast to Talk about Language Change

  Every year linguists come together to talk about what’s changing in language and how best to study it at the New Ways of Analyzing Language (NWAV) conference. This year, Lynsey Akin (BA '20) and I got the chance to join them in Eugene, Oregon, to share what we’ve been up to in the Kansas … Continue reading Ope! Midwesterners Venture to the West Coast to Talk about Language Change

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Savannah Winkler

Over the past two years, I’ve had the privilege of being part of K-State’s McNair Scholars Program. As a first-generation college student, the program has given me the direction and confidence that I lacked during my freshman year. The opportunities offered by the program are endless, but the summer-long research project is what undoubtedly had … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Savannah Winkler

Standing Up to Censorship: Banned Books Week 2019

  When do you think of censorship, what do you think of? Where do you think it takes place? According to the American Library Association (ALA), 483 books were challenged or banned in the U.S. in 2018 alone, and most of the challenges and bans came from public libraries. And those are just the ones … Continue reading Standing Up to Censorship: Banned Books Week 2019

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Krista Everhart

"When Words Don’t Look as They Should: Learning to Read and Transcribe English Secretary Hand" During my Arts & Sciences Undergraduate Research Project this summer, I learned to read a new language: English — English Secretary Hand, that is. Specifically, I transcribed under the mentorship of Steffi Dippold a letter written and copied in the … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Krista Everhart

SUROP 2019: Following the Trail of the Exodusters

  For the past eight weeks, we have enjoyed the company and research talents of Kaiya Thompson (BA ’21, English, Spelman College). As we shared in an earlier post, Kaiya joined us as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (SUROP) sponsored by the Graduate School at Kansas State. This morning, Kaiya presented highlights … Continue reading SUROP 2019: Following the Trail of the Exodusters

2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Last Saturday, May 11, we celebrated student and faculty success at our 2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet. We'll have photos soon from Kristen Schweitzer (K-State alumna in Biology and in Curriculum and Instruction), but for now, here are our award recipients.  (Information about the student awards below is available from our department's web site.) Brink Memorial … Continue reading 2018-2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez

"Celebrating Paraguay's Indigenous Language" Maitei, che réra Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez, che paraguaigua ha che ahayhu Guarani ñe’ê. Che temimbo’e tetã Kansas State University-gua. Are you curious about what the previous sentences mean? They are in Guarani, one of the two mother tongues of my country. I said, “Hello, my name is Cecilia Andrea Pick … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Cecilia Andrea Pick Gómez

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Jackson Wright

Internships have proved to be extremely valuable for me in defining all the things I don’t want to be and all the industries I don’t want to go into. I had two major internships over my college years, both in Technical Writing. It’s not exactly a sexy job, but it’s surprisingly reliable. I always wanted … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Jackson Wright

“Keep Ya Head Up”: Owning Your Space by Owning Your Language

On February 19, students in English conducted a workshop on code-switching and the 2018 KSBN selection and best-seller Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give to a packed crowd of 80 high school and community college students attending the 6th Annual Black Student Union Statewide Leadership Conference. The presentation grew out of a class teaching project … Continue reading “Keep Ya Head Up”: Owning Your Space by Owning Your Language