The Department of Linguistics is holding its fourth Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars. Two one-week sessions are held on OSU’s main campus during July 2012. SLIYS promotes language study in all aspects by cultivating a deeper appreciation of language similarities and differences. Our aim is to provide high school students with greater linguistic awareness and understanding, with the ability to think critically about language, and with a deeper appreciation for all aspects of language and language study. SLIYS ’12 is open to high school students who are interested in foreign languages.