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PhD students Jianrong Yu (Linguistics) and William Cotter (Linguistics & Anthropology) recently received fellowships from the Linguistic Society of America to attend the 2017 LSA Summer Institute. This year's Institute is being held at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, with Jianrong and William receiving two of the 22 fellowships awarded by the LSA for the upcoming Institute. The full list of fellowship recipients can be viewed here.

Post date: Thu, 13/04/2017 - 11:55am

The University of Arizona was well-represented at the 11th annual Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW in Asia) symposium, held at the National University of Singapore. Alumnus Yosuke Sato, a professor at NUS, co-organized the event, and current and former students and professors presented research results. Thanks to the organizers, we have several excellent photos of the event. Enjoy!

Post date: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 3:13pm

Alumna Sylvia Schreiner (PhD. 2012) has accepted a tenure-track position in syntax at George Mason University, beginning Fall 2017.

Post date: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 3:13pm

Professor Noam Chomsky after an informal seminar with faculty members and graduate and prospective students of the Department of Linguistics on February 24, 2017. Professor Chomsky is on an extended visit to the University of Arizona, teaching a 7 week undergraduate course in politics as well as giving a series of talks in the graduate level course offered by the Department of Linguistics titled Biolinguistics.

Post date: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 3:12pm

Using language invention as a way to teach introductory linguistics to University students is catching on. UA Linguistics has long been offering a Tier One general education course in which students invent a language, and as graduate students earn their degrees and move on to jobs at other institutions, they've taken this approach with them.

UA Linguistics faculty member Amy Fountain collaborated with Jeffrey Punske, now Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University,... Read more

Post date: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 3:12pm

Joint Anthropology & Linguistics PhD student William M. Cotter recently published a review of Reem Bassiouney's most recent book, "Language and Identity in Modern Egypt" (Oxford University Press) in the journal Al-'Arabiyya.

Post date: Thu, 16/03/2017 - 3:11pm

William M. Cotter, Jessica Ray, and Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, all joint Ph.D. students in Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona recently traveled to Minneapolis, MN to present their research at the 115th meeting of the American Anthropological Association. William delivered a paper on discourse within professional barista competitions and the links between these forms of discourse and broader transnational economic regimes that effect the global coffee industry. Together... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/12/2016 - 6:20pm

Joint Anthropology & Linguistics PhD students William M. Cotter, Jessica Ray, and Priscilla Shin traveled to Simon Fraser University in Vancouver to present their research at the 45th meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference. All three students presented results from their ongoing research conducted in the Department of Linguistics and School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. William was also awarded a $525 travel grant from the organizing committee of NWAV... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/12/2016 - 6:20pm

Doctoral students William Cotter, Skye Anderson, and Elise Bell were recently awarded a $1,000 Research and Projects Grant from the Graduate and Professional Student Council to study the phonetics of Hijazi Arabic, a variety of Arabic spoken in western Saudi Arabia. The project will investigate a set of consonants in Arabic that show considerable phonetic variation across different Arabic varieties and will provide an acoustic account of how these consonants affect surrounding sounds.

Post date: Tue, 06/12/2016 - 6:20pm

The American Indian Language Development Institute teamed up with UA Linguists and the Gila River Indian Community's Huhugam Heritage Center to offer a workshop for Native American community members on the development of digital language resources for their communities on September 19-20. The workshop was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Documenting Endangered Languages Program (NSF-DEL, BCS-1160394) Leading the two-day workshop were Shannon Bischoff (UA... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/12/2016 - 6:17pm

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