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“Each new grammar pattern we find sheds light on how the human brain creates language. The loss of even one language may forever close the door to a full understanding of human cognitive capacity.” 
― K. David Harrison, When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World’s Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge


  • Welcome to Dr. Patrick Thomas who comes to us fromthe University of Arizona.  He will be teaching Phonology, Sociolinguistics, and Language, Culture, & Society this fall.
  • Dr. Lynn Burley will serve as the Interim Chair of the Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Cultures Department this year.  She will continue teaching Grammatical Structures of English this fall.