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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

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.

Latest Posts about Language Matters

Megan Hu honored for research

posted on: May 26, 2020

SOURCE-funded Megan Hu was awarded the Chancellor's Citation for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and the LLL Undergraduate research prize.

PICS 2020 Winners

posted on: May 26, 2020

Allie Berger, Rebekah Burton, Jacob Gedetsis, Leopoldo González-Barajas, Ana Guerrero, Chenhui Liu, Yuxuan Luo, Liam McMonagle, Athena Myers, Seema Sureshkumar, Sahily Tamayo.

New LAC Mellon Working Group

posted on: May 5, 2020

SU's LM team leads new Mellon Working Group around LAC with Colgate University, Cornell University, and Skidmore College.

Comfort Zones Roundtable Discussions

posted on: April 3, 2020

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.

Caroline Bennett to present at 2020 TALFL Conference

posted on: April 2, 2020

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)

Caroline Bennett presents at 41st Annual ALWC

posted on: March 3, 2020

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.