Department of Linguistics

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Congratulations to Erika Chadbourne!

Erika Chadbourne, a junior linguistics major, recently was awarded the STEM Scholarship. The STEM Scholarship was established in 2014 and provides support for students majoring in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Congratulations to Erika!

Roxanne Baker interviewed on "The Current" talk show

Erin Curren, host of talk show "The Current," interviews Roxanne Baker, part-time faculty member of ASL.
Karina Escajeda '98 in Egypt

USM alumna awarded Fulbright to deepen understanding of immigrants

The real-world work that Karina Escajeda '98 experienced as an undergrad in the Linguistics program working with second language learners prepared her for her future in teaching. "USM was absolutely instrumental in setting me up with that and making me aware of all of the amazing diversity right here in Maine," she said.
Regan Thibodeau on '207'

USM graduate, first Deaf Mainer to earn Ph.D., appears on '207'

Regan Thibodeau of Falmouth, the first Deaf person from Maine to earn a Ph.D., recently appeared on News Center Maine’s “207” program to describe her experience.

Linguistics Alum receives Fulbright Award

Linguistics alum has received a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program grant.
Portrait of Regan Thibodeau

Regan Thibodeau, 2019 Featured Graduate

When Regan Thibodeau picks up her degree this Spring, the Falmouth woman will become the first deaf Maine native to earn a doctorate and one of a shockingly few number of deaf doctorate-holders worldwide. Thibodeau, who has taught for years at USM, says she wants her Ph.D. — in public policy with a concentration in educational leadership — to show other deaf people that it can be done. And she hopes it will happen more often.
Portrait of Claire Owens

Claire M. Owens, 2019 Featured Graduate

Claire Owens can finally pull down the reminder to complete college that hung on her pantry door in Westbrook. After years of study — often shared with her 16-year-old daughter, Marie Claire — Owens has earned her bachelor's degree. "She and I did our homework together every night," Owens said. "It was really fun to be in a place, like her, to challenge myself to do the best that I could."
Taping "The USM Update" April 2019

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2019

In the April episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine (USM) Provost Jeannine Diddle Uzzi steps in for President Glenn Cummings and welcomes guests to talk about scholarships, graduate programs that put students to work and the many opportunities for students to study languages at USM.

Linguistics graduate publishes book on Celtic conlang

Linguistics graduate, Christian Evans, created a Celtic conlang and published a book called Calá Nuivaisá: Covezaso que reherensia [Modern Gallaecian: An Introduction and Reference].

Linguistics major Lucy Shulman is this year's commencement speaker

We congratulate Linguistics major Lucy Shulman, who will be the student commencement speaker this year.

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