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Linguistics 50th Anniversary

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45 Donors
Towards goal of 50 Donors
$4,366.00 Raised
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Project ended on October 27, at 11:59 PM CDT
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Linguistics 50th Anniversary

We ask you to join us in celebrating this 50th anniversary by making a gift to support the Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas. 

Your gift will allow the Linguistics Department to:

  • Support student travel to scholarly meetings
  • Establish annual student awards
  • Provide funds for student research (e.g., participant payment)
  • Invite prominent linguists to deliver lectures on campus

For alumni who make a gift, please indicate your degree and your graduation year next to your last name. We are excited to see which cohort has the most Jayhawk pride!

On behalf of the entire department, thank you! Linguistics faculty and staff at Commencement 2014.

The Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas was established in 1967. Since 1957, Linguistics functioned like a department through the combined efforts of a handful of professors from different language-related disciplines. The addition of a Department letterhead in 1967 in many ways was a stamp of approval. Linguistics had already established its presence at KU.

Offering first a bachelor’s degree (B.A.), then a master’s degree (M.A.), and finally a doctoral degree (Ph.D.), the Linguistics Department at the University of Kansas has been an integral player in linguistics research and collaboration throughout the Midwest. KU Linguistics is the only Linguistics Department in a five-state area and provides the only graduate program in the region as well.

In the years since its conception, hundreds of Linguistics Department graduates have gone on to contribute to the study of language.

To learn more about the Linguistics Department, please visit


Choose a giving level



A gift of any size will help us support our students.



Yes you! Your gift can help students interact, socialize, and learn from each other at Linguistics events.



Help us establish awards to recognize excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Give twice and you have 2 WUGs.



The t(h)rill of research! Your gift will help students embark on their own research projects, in the field or in the lab.



Help students reach their full potential. Send a student to a regional conference and open up a new world of research.



With your donation of $500, we can invite Linguists to campus to provide our students with critical knowledge and skills.

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