Lingua Student Group


LINGUA is a student-run linguistics organization at The University of Texas at Arlington. Lingua organizes departmental get-togethers and also puts together the annual student linguistics conference at UT Arlington (UTASCILT) with linguistic scholars from around the world.

Lingua has encouraged, supported, and fostered the study of lesser-studied languages of the world, such as Akposso, Kam, Kadai, Kurdish, Thai, Hausa, Bai, Bulgarian, Vietnamese, Mixe-Zoque, Tamil, Panjabi, Sinhala, Sanskrit, Greek, Hebrew, Angas, Yi, Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Mandarin, Jarai, and Albanian. Lingua's past and current members have conducted research in Albania, Cambodia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Liberia, India, Pakistan, Australia, Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, Russia and all corners of the globe!


A regular Lingua membership may be held by anyone who is enrolled with the registrar at UT Arlington as taking a University course for credit. An associate membership may be held by anyone else. Contact Lingua at for more information.

UTA Student Conference in Linguistics & TESOL (UTASCILT)

Our most recent conference will be held in person on Friday, March 31, 2023. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dr. Monica de la Fuente Iglesias (UTA Dept. of Modern Languages)More details can be found on the PDF flyer of this conference schedule: UTASCILT_2023_Program_Revised

Lingua's 2022-2023 officers

  • President:Kaelie McKnight

  • Vice President: Gabriela Sanchez
  • Treasurer: Samira Hamzehei
  • Secretary: Hammed Mohammadpanah