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!
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.