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Linguistics at Northwestern

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Language is a complex, species-specific system made up of several components (sound, sentence structure, and meaning). The study of linguistics gives us a unique window on the structure of the human mind and the mind's activity.

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Congratulations to Robert Gundlach who has been announced the 2019-2020 recipient of the Provost Award for Exemplary Faculty Service!

Robert Gundlach is recognized for his service in leadership and mentorship roles at the University. He served as the founding director of Northwestern’s Cook Family Writing Program for 42 years and also has held faculty leadership positions in the Linguistics Department, at the Northwestern University Press and in the residential college system. Gundlach also has been the faculty Athletics representative since 2002, representing the University in the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.


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Congratulations to our Jennifer Cole, who has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)!
2019 Abraham Demoz Prize awarded to Alaina Arthurs and June Choe
Congratulations to Annette D'Onofrio, who is featured in the latest Institute for Policy Research Faculty Spotlight!

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