Robert Henderson and his collaborators have won a grant from the France - Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges to study the influence of climate change and migration on spoken and signed languages of Mesoamerica. Congratulations to Robert and the team!


Post date: Mon, 06/03/2023 - 12:22pm

Ofelia Zepeda was named a United States Artists Fellow! This prestigious award will allow Ofelia to wok more on her poetry, particularly in Tohono O'odham.


A brief interview can be found at:

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Post date: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 9:37am

John W. W. Powell presented a poster on white supremacists' weaponization of heritage languages and language revitalization at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

Post date: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 9:33am

Professor Adam Ussishkin has recently (co)-published a book titled "Morphological Diversity and Linguistic Cognition".

Book Info:

Morphological structures interact dynamically with lexical processing and storage, with the parameters of morphological typology being partly dependent on cognitive pathways for processing, storage and generalization of word structure, and vice versa. Bringing together a team of well-known scholars, this book examines the relationship... Read more

Post date: Wed, 25/01/2023 - 9:29am

Our own Mohammed AlShakhori presented at the Celebration of the International Day of the Arabic Language at the United Nations. Mohammed talked about reforming Arabic Language departments to cope with future machine learning and natural language processing studies and how these reforms wil impact the trajectory of Arabic language research. Good work, Mohammed!

Post date: Tue, 10/01/2023 - 2:30pm

UA Alumnus Megan Figueroa, with her collaborator Carrie Gillon, creates a wonderful podcast on languages and racism, sexism, classism, etc. They recently had the chance to interview Dr. Geneva Smitherman about her book "My Soul Look Back in Wonder", a collection of narrative essays about her races, gender, class, and linguistic consciousness as a member of the Black Power Generation of the 1960s and 70s. The link to the current podcast episode is included below for any who are... Read more

Post date: Wed, 04/01/2023 - 10:52am

Congratulations to TJ Martin on winning a FLAS fellowship to study Portuguese!

Post date: Wed, 14/12/2022 - 11:40am

Congratulations to Gabriela de la Cruz Sanchez on winning an SBSRI Dissertation grant for her project "The grammar of nouns: Documenting the landscape of an Otomi community." This will allow her to do documentation work that will be useful to the Otomi community as wella s the field of linguistics.

Post date: Tue, 06/12/2022 - 9:37am

Cecile McKee has recently published an article in The Conversation about speech errors, with a particular focus on slips of the tongue. Why do we think one thing, but accidentally say something different? This article explores how subsitutions occur affecting the production of speech and the meaning that then gets conveyed. What do speech errors tell us about the human mind? Click the link to find out more!

Post date: Tue, 25/10/2022 - 10:16am

Wilson de Lima Silva has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. This program is the flagship of international education exchange programs that is designed to developing long-term international collaborations.

As a fellow, Wilson will spend six months in Colombia in 2023 conducting research on multilingualism in the Vaupés region of northwest Amazonia. Wilson will be hosted by the Universidad de los Andes. There he will be collaborating with local scholars and students on research... Read more

Post date: Thu, 24/03/2022 - 11:54am