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Studying a Language—and Maybe Preserving It, Too

Post date: Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:59am

The Uspanteko language team under the direction of Robert Henderson and Ryan Bennett (UC Santa Cruz) is working in Guatemala again this summer. Arizona linguistics graduate student Meg Harvey takes notes while team member Tomás Méndez records.

Post date: Fri, 28/06/2019 - 1:00pm

In April, 2019, the UA Linguistics Department hosted the Garden Path Series, a speaker series focused on possible career paths for individuals with linguistics degrees. This series was supported by a Graduate College Seed Grant for Maximizing Resources to Improve Time-to-degree of PhD students at the University of Arizona.

Invited speakers were UA alumni who work as linguists in various industries. During each event, there was a short presentation from the speakers, focusing on how... Read more

Post date: Tue, 25/06/2019 - 8:41am

Millie Pepion, a student in Aresta Tsosie-Paddock's second-year Navajo course, made this video as her class project.

 

 

Post date: Tue, 25/06/2019 - 8:23am

We are delighted to announce Gus Hahn-Powell as our new faculty member for Fall 2019. Let's welcome Gus to the department.

Post date: Wed, 29/05/2019 - 8:22am

Shannon Grippando was awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDRIG) from the linguistics program of the National Science Foundation. He will be using the funding to support  his dissertation research about the influence orthography on speech.

 

 

Post date: Mon, 11/02/2019 - 1:41pm

Professor Cecile McKee is a 2018 Spirit of Philanthropy Awardee. She was nominated by Children's Museum Tucson / Oro Valley. She has partnered with this local museum in teaching, research, and service.

She is in a list on p 42 of the current issues of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine. Also, with an OSU colleague, she will be teaching an Institute workshop next summer.

Post date: Tue, 27/11/2018 - 2:47pm

Joint Anthropology & Linguistics PhD candidate William Cotter has been recommended for a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) from the Cultural Anthropology program of the National Science Foundation. William will be using the DDRIG to support the fieldwork for his dissertation, "Belonging, Memory, and Verbal Art in Palestinian Communities in Jordan".

Post date: Mon, 20/08/2018 - 10:01am

If you would like to take a course with Professor Noam Chomsky, either not-for-credit (Tucson community members, no grade), or as a UA student for credit, here is the course to take in Fall 2018! UA students can register for Linguistics 211 as a regular course, and non-UA students can register through this link.

Post date: Mon, 20/08/2018 - 10:00am

Three members of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's Language Program - program manager Audra Vincent, and staff members Michelle Clark and Cheffrey Sailto - traveled to the U of A on August 1 and 2 to plan work on the Coeur d'Alene Online Language Resource Center (COLRC)'s next iteration, with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program . In addition to a variety of technical enhancements to the site, the... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/08/2018 - 10:00am

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