onference on Linguistics (WECOL) Saturday and Sunday Nov. 13-14, virtually on Zoom. Registration is free and open to the public. The conference will feature speakers from six continents and 20 countries.
“After just one day of volunteering in a dual language classroom at [an] elementary school, an interest in teaching that up until then had been latent, suddenly woke up and exclaimed, ‘rise and shine!'” ~ Jeanette Yeboah-Amoako
“I will first apply this degree as the foundation for seeking a master’s degree in speech language pathology where I will assist individuals who have undergone traumatic speech hindering experiences.” ~ Dymond Lowe
As Dr. Jaydene Elvin, assistant professor of linguistics, and Cheryl Chan, director of the American English Institute, worked on a public event to launch their Hub for Language Teaching and Learning, the COVID-19 virus suddenly shut everything down. However, the two quickly pivoted and, within weeks, developed the course, “Functional Spanish for EMRs,” to help the front lines of the pandemic.
Hendricksen won the 2020 College of Arts and Humanities Outstanding Thesis Award for “Demonstratives and Determiner-phrase Structure in Hidatsa Narrative Discourse: A Morphological, Syntactic, and Semantic Analysis.”
As companies seek to have faster, better responses in their artificial intelligence (AI) products and customer service, linguists become critical in analyzing and understanding people’s particular speeches and words. With thousands of unique languages in the world, linguistics provides stronger understanding and solutions for things like speech recognition, speech synthesis, automatic translation and machine understanding.
With a childhood ambition of becoming a teacher, Nolan Trupp knew he wanted to change people’s lives, but didn’t quite know what he wanted to teach until he took an American Sign Language class at Fresno State. He fell in love with the language and the culture knew he had found his way to change the world.
In high school, Trevor Driscoll found the study of foreign language fascinating. While pursuing his English as a foreign language degree at Chico State he took a few linguistic courses which invigorated a passion for the structure of language. After transferring to Fresno State he received his B.A. in Linguistics with an emphasis in teaching ESL and is now regarded as the top student his the master’s program.
The innovative after-school program allows teachers to implement creative ways of teaching English through a drama-based context. This 2018 Fall semester, the linguistics department set into motion a brand new program that partners Fresno State’s future Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) teachers with English as a Second Language (ESL) international students at San […]
A StarTalk grant will allow the Linguistics Department to teach Chinese to 40 area school students this summer through a free summer camp. The Department of Linguistics at Fresno State applied for and received a StarTalk grant, a program funded by the National Security Agency and administered by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. StarTalk aims to increase the number of U.S. citizens learning, speaking and teaching critical need languages, according to the website.