Linguistics Society


The University of Central Arkansas was the first institution of higher education in Arkansas to offer a degree in Linguistics. Our Linguistics majors choose between four tracks. Emphasis in a Foreign Language, TESOL, General Linguistics, and Computational Linguistics.

Students of Linguistics at UCA have formed the UCA Linguistics Society-- a recognized RSO (Registered Student Organization) of the University of Central Arkansas. We welcome all who are interested to become members. If you want to officially join the society, please contact one of our officers, Dr. Ramon Escamilla or Dr. Lynn Burley to pay the $5/semester dues; it may come in handy on your CV someday.

We comprise a diverse group of people -- many are interested in tribal languages and saving endangered languages. Other members are interested in formal logic, language philosophy, and computational Linguistics. Overall, this group is devoted to promoting the study of Linguistics at UCA.


President: Taylor HolthouseSociety Bear

Vice-President: Amelia Humphrey

Treasurer: Dustin Ray

Secretary: [OPEN]



Visiting speakers

This semester (Spring 2014), the UCA Linguistics Society is proud to host two scholars. Each will visit for one day to present in an upper-division Linguistics course and to give an evening lecture on a linguistics topic of general interest. Evening lectures are free, and open to the public; lecture titles coming soon!

Rose Wilkerson

Expertise: African-American English, syntax

Visit: March 31, 2014

Public lecture at 7:00 pm in the College of Business auditorium.


Eve Sweetser

Expertise: Cognitive linguistics, syntax, semantics, gesture

Visit: April 7, 2014

Public lecture at 7:00 pm in the College of Business auditorium.


Spring 2014 book club selection:

Born to Kvetch, by Michael Wex. Please contact officers or follow us on Facebook for information on our regular Wednesday meetings.