A team lead by the Coeur d'Alene Language Programs and including UA Linguistics faculty member Amy Fountain and alumnus Shannon Bischoff has been awarded a Documenting Endangered Languages grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities (award PD-261031-18). The award supports the further development of digital language resources for Coeur d'Alene, and includes a partnership with the American Indian Language Development Institute to plan and deliver a series of... Read more

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

Congratulations to Heidi Harley, who has just been named a fellow of the Linguistic Society of America!

Post date: Mon, 20/08/2018 - 9:59am

Assistant Professor Robert Henderson recently in Guatemala co-organizing the 5th FAMLi conference (Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics). With generous financial support from the UMD Language Sciences Center, FAMLi 5 took place in Antigua, Guatemala on August 10-11. The conference was held at the Cooperación Española, and attracted over 60 attendees. It was truly an international affair, attracting participates from Guatemala, Mexico, the United States, Canada, and multiple European... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/08/2018 - 9:59am

New and Old Issues in Psycholinguistics
Lecture by Tom Bever (30 minutes) for a Workshop in honor of
Michael Tanenhaus. (“MTanFest”, U of Wisconsin, July 2018)
Real World Language: Future Directions...
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Post date: Wed, 01/08/2018 - 9:47am

The American Philosophical Society has selected Colleen Patton as a Lewis and Clark Field Scholar. Colleen will be spending funds from this grant during her dissertation fieldwork in Scotland from August 2018 until January 2019, where she will be conducting interviews regarding Scottish Gaelic language revitalization.


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Linguistics PhD candidate Colleen Patton has been chosen as a Russel J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Foundation Fellow by the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. The Bilinski Fellowship provides recipients with a $25,000 stipend as well as tuition assistance to support their dissertation research and expedite time to degree.  Colleen will be using the fellowship to fund several fieldwork trips to Scotland in 2018 and 2019 to conduct interviews for her comparative research on Celtic... Read more

Post date: Mon, 14/05/2018 - 3:10pm

Joint PhD Anthropology & Linguistics candidate William Cotter has been chosen as a recipient of the Bilinski Foundation Fellowship by the Graduate College at the University of Arizona. The Bilinski Fellowship provides recipients with a $25,000 stipend tuition assistance to support their dissertation research. William be conducting his PhD fieldwork in Jordan as a Fulbright IIE grant recipient during the 2018-2019 academic year, and will defer the Bilinski Fellowship until he returns from... Read more

Post date: Thu, 10/05/2018 - 2:12pm

Christina Newhall to Intern in Washington D.C

Christina  Newhall is spending their summer at the Smithsonian Institution in America's Capitol.

Lopez Island native Christina Newhall is off to do an Internship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History.


Post date: Tue, 01/05/2018 - 10:15am

Today we welcomed Dr Wilson Silva (right) to the department, and start to find a home for the collection of books on languages of the Americas that cane with him! Graduate student Joe Dupris (left) helped him unload.

Post date: Fri, 27/04/2018 - 10:41am