Supporting our students and faculty

Three female students in regalia after their MA hooding

Dear friends of the department

Whether you have personally benefited from the Department of Linguistics & TESOL or simply have an interest in the work done here, please consider supporting our students and faculty. Your gift will not only help in a tangible way, but it will also show that you value the future study and research in Linguistics and the training in TESOL that takes place at The University of Texas at Arlington. One-time gifts and ongoing donations are all welcome!

Giving Opportunities

Opportunities to give can be included in one of three endowed accounts, or specified for our general department account:

The Jerold A. Edmondson Research Endowment in Linguistics

Established in 2011 by Professor Emeritus Jerold A. Edmondson. During his 30-year career at UT Arlington (1981-2011), Professor Edmondson made significant contributions to the field of linguistics. Professor Edmondson, on the occasion of his retirement, created this endowment for linguistic research to share his passion with young scholars and to help them in establishing their own research projects in linguistics. Proceeds from the endowment generate research grants for students, with a priority for projects on field linguistics and endangered language study.

The Yumi Nakamura Memorial Endowment

Established to honor the memory of Ms. Yumi Nakamura. Yumi was enrolled in the graduate linguistics program at UT Arlington until she was tragically killed in a traffic accident in January 2000. Her family established the endowment in their daughter’s name as a way to honor her memory and to support academic excellence. Proceeds from the endowment fund the Yumi Nakamura Prize, which is awarded to the best student papers at the Annual UT Arlington Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL.

Student Conference in Linguistics and TESOL

The Linguistics and TESOL Alumni Endowment

Established by alumna Dr. Robin Lombard, is to be used in support of graduate student professional advancement and research initiatives. Dr. Lombard has partnered with her employer, the Microsoft Corporation, to establish this endowment. Once vested, the endowment will fund graduate student fieldwork. Contributions to the fund from other donors – especially graduates of UT Arlington’s Department of Linguistics and TESOL – are most welcome.

The Linguistics and TESOL Gift Account

The department’s non-endowed, multi-purpose gift fund. Donations to this account are used primarily to support student scholarships, as well as other student-focused activities and events. Gifts to the department that are not otherwise designated to one of the three endowment accounts (above) are placed into this account.

Donate by Check

Please mail your check payable to the University of Texas at Arlington with a completed pledge form to:

College of Liberal Arts
c/o UTA Box 19617
Arlington, TX 76019

(Please note: your check should also include your gift designation – The Department of Linguistics and TESOL.)

Download Pledge Form (PDF)

Donate by Phone

Call Jacob Singletary (817) 272-1055 or email or contact the Office of Development at (817) 272-2584.

Donate By Card

Visit our secure online donation site for the College of Liberal Arts. Click "View All Giving Options" and select "Department of Linguistics and TESOL" as your gift designation.

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