A statement from the faculty in the Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University on the war in Ukraine:
The field of linguistics is international in its very essence: we study the common humanity of all people by studying the fundamental structures of human language. We perform our scholarly activities in active collaboration with speakers, students, and colleagues from every corner of the globe. In this context, and as human beings, we view with horror the brutal attack by the government of Russia on the people of Ukraine, and we condemn it. The department expresses unequivocal support for the people of Ukraine as well as all those who protest this senseless act of violence. We salute the courage of all those impacted by the war, and offer our fullest support for their brave efforts.