Patwin, spoken by Native Californians for hundreds of years, is severely endangered. USC Dornsife alumnus Lewis Lawyer is hoping to help it survive with a new book of Patwin grammar.
USC Dornsife experts discuss the lasting psychological trauma for survivors and refugees and outline how linguistic differences between the Ukraine and Russian languages feed into identity politics. [2¾ min read]
For many scientists, it’s no longer a question of “if” but “when” we encounter alien life. So, what will happen when humans finally do come face-to-face with E.T. and how will we communicate? [8½ min read]
Incoming social sciences scholars will join the economics, sociology, psychology, linguistics and anthropology departments. [8 min read]
How USC Dornsife beat the odds to transform online learning into a vibrant virtual experience with almost unlimited educational potential.
As our attitudes about gender identities shift, language is evolving to accommodate the change. [4 min read]
Experts estimate that a language goes extinct every two weeks. USC Dornsife junior Prim Phoolsombat wants to use a blend of linguistics and computer science to help save them. [2½ min read]
Planning to see the “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu” movie? You might find the popular media franchise holds lessons in how the human mind makes the connection between sounds and their meanings, according to research by USC Dornsife linguist Stephanie Shih.
Salutatorian Diviya Gupta found an interest in medicine following her grandfather’s illness. She looks forward to bringing her skills as a physician to underrepresented areas. [1½ min read]