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.
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SOURCE-funded Megan Hu was awarded the Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and the LLL Undergraduate research prize.
Allie Berger, Rebekah Burton, Jacob Gedetsis, Leopoldo González-Barajas, Ana Guerrero, Chenhui Liu, Yuxuan Luo, Liam McMonagle, Athena Myers, Seema Sureshkumar, Sahily Tamayo.
SOURCE-funded student, Cayla Sharp’s work was presented and/or accepted for presentation in multiple venues in the form of posters or oral presentations.
SU's LM team leads new Mellon Working Group around LAC with Colgate University, Cornell University, and Skidmore College.
SOURCE-funded student, Caroline Bennett, awarded Undergraduate Research Prize.
SU's LM team wins research grant to extend LAC program
SOURCE-funded student, Caroline Bennett, invited to present her research in London
Three roundtable discussions were organized in spring 2020 with various faculty members and constituencies from across different disciplines in Syracuse University to discuss questions related to Comfort Zone: Language and Human Security.
SOURCE-funded student, Caroline Bennett, was accepted to give an oral presentation of her research, "Navigating the Digital Landscape of Language Learning within the Classroom", at the 2020 TESOL / Applied Linguistics / Foreign Languages Conference at West Chester University. (* the conference has been postponed due to COVID-19)
SOURCE-funded student, Rosalind Weaver, was accepted to present her research at the 2020 TALFL Conference.
SOURCE-funded student, Rosalind Weaver, presented her research at the 41st Annual ALWC.
SOURCE-funded student, Caroline Bennett, presented her research, "Contemporary Practices Around and Attitudes Towards Machine Translation in Language Instruction", in an oral presentation at the 41st Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC) held at the University of Rochester. She was joined by seven other graduate and undergraduate students from SU.
New for Spring 2020, Recitation in Mandarin in LIN 201: The Nature and Structure of Language.