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Language Matters

Language Matters is a language-research consortium at Syracuse University, which promotes, highlights, and disseminates language-based research and creates new synergies by bringing individuals and communities into regular scholarly conversations around language research and teaching.

What we do

The language one speaks shapes one’s personality, delineates identity, and embeds each person in a specific community. To inquire about language is to investigate human beings and the inherent properties that define their past, present, and future. By consciously reflecting upon words and where they position us, we expand our worldview and open our minds and hearts, fostering more welcoming, diverse, and inclusive communities.



Launch and Symposium (posted: 05-22-2019)

View the schedule for the recently completed Language Matters Launch and Symposium

Languaging Across the Curriculum (LAC)

How can studying in multiple languages improve communication, reduce prejudices, and promote inclusivity?

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CUSE Speaks

How do diverse linguistic groups affect the shaping of languages and the health of individuals and the community?

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Comfort Zones: Language and Human Security

How can analyzing language enhance national and global approaches to migration, healthcare, criminology, or cybersecurity?

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PICs: Performing Identities Across Cultures

How might artistic performances break down cultural and linguistic barriers and help with conflict resolution?

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How can creating digitally open borders revolutionize language learning, improve global communication, broaden cultural sensitivities, and strengthen international partnerships?

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