We are faculty, staff, students, and community members around Wisconsin and beyond. We are working to understand issues of language and dialect connected to Wisconsin, and we work with communities throughout the Midwest on research projects but also in the form of public talks and discussions, and interviews with print, radio, and television media. In our public discussions, participants help us explore how Wisconsinites talk, how our regional English has come to be so distinctive, and how the linguistic situation of Wisconsin is changing today. We’re happy to answer questions and we’re happy to come talk with folks in communities around the state.
WL Current Collaborators
WL Past Collaborators
Position title: Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Position title: Former Director, Menominee Language and Culture Commission
Position title: Director, Wisconsin Intensive Summer Language Institutes (WISLI)
If you have questions or comments about our work, please email Joe Salmons: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web design by Yvonne Nagel and massive work on content by Cristopher Font-Santiago and Sarah Holmstrom.
Relaxing after a hard day of fieldwork in Rhine Center, Wisconsin. From left: Joshua Bousquette, Mike Putnam, Alyson Sewell, Guido Rohmann
From left: Tom Purnell, Joe Salmons and Eric Raimy, in the studios of Wisconsin Public Television
Samantha Litty and Cris Font-Santiago in the CSUMC offices