Chris Morphew

Alumni Spotlight Chris Morphew


When alumnus Chris Morphew (BA Linguistics with a minor in Italian 2012/MA Linguistics 2014 with TESOL certificate) is asked about Dr. Haj Ross, his memories are that Haj taught him to love language, to look at the big picture and find ways to break language apart, to think critically, and to...

Julia Penick

COI Great Grads 2022 Julia Penick


Julia Penick graduates with a B.A. in Linguistics and reflects on what she’s learned about the study of language while at COI:

Over the past four years, I’ve learned so much about language and how it works. COI linguistics courses inspired...

Collage of clipart people standing in a crowd.

Summer 2022 Course: Language & Discrimination


This LING 2070  course examines the way that language plays a role in social and political issues, particularly with respect to questions of gender, race, ethnicity, and social identity. We’ll investigate ideologies about language and language variation, issues surrounding...