William Cotter, Joint PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, recently published an article in the Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (Vo. 16, p. 149-162), entitled “One Piece of the Puzzle: Notes on the Historic InterdentalFricatives /θ, ð, ðˁ/ in the Arabic Dialect of Gaza City”. The article focuses on the current status of the historic Arabic interdental fricatives in the Arabic dialect of Gaza City. This particular variety of Arabic is drastically understudied, and Cotter’s... Read more

Post date: Fri, 26/08/2016 - 11:06am

William Cotter, Joint PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, recently published an article in the Arizona Anthropologist (Vol. 26, p. 23-35) entitled “On depression, anxiety, and looking for the silver lining in short term fieldwork”. Drawing from his recent pilot fieldwork trip in northern Jordan, his notes-from-the-field contribution focuses on the emotional challenges of short-term fieldwork. The article also discusses broader issues surrounding research focusing on marginalized... Read more

Post date: Fri, 26/08/2016 - 11:05am

Adam Ussishkin, along with Ohio State University colleague Andrea Sims, has been awarded an NSF grant to organize a two-day workshop entitled "Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition". The workshop will take place next summer, at the Linguistic Society of America's 2017 Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky, and will feature a number of invited speakers as well as a poster session.

Post date: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 3:16pm

Peter Norquest, a 2007 graduate of the Joint PhD program in Anthropology and Linguistics and postdoctoral researcher in the UA Department of Anthropology, has published a book:  A Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Hlai.  Congratulations, Peter!

Post date: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 3:12pm

Shannon Grippando received an NSF EAPSI (East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute, $5,400) for research in Japan along with $5,000 from JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science). He also received round trip airfare for his travels to Japan. Congratulations, Shannon!

Post date: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 7:31pm

2nd year PhD students Skye Anderson and Ryan Walter Smith presented their co-authored talk "An Analysis of Plural Reduplication in Tohono O'odham in Harmonic Serialism" at the 34th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL), held this year from April 29th to May 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Post date: Thu, 05/05/2016 - 1:05pm

Congratulations Shayna! We are proud that your excellence has been recognized.

Post date: Mon, 02/05/2016 - 5:32pm

Colleen Patton, a 2nd year PhD student in the Language Revitalization major, has been awarded a $2000 research grant from the UA Graduate and Professional Student Council. "Islay voices: An Audio-video documentation of Gàidhlig, with special focus on local ecological knowledge" will be Colleen's first independent language documentation project, immediately following her participation as a research assistant during fieldwork on the Isle of Skye, for NSF grant #1500220: "Collaborative research... Read more

Post date: Tue, 26/04/2016 - 9:24am

2nd year PhD student Colleen Patton will be presenting four talks at three different conferences in the United Kingdom this summer. Colleen's first presentation will be in early June, at the SOILLSE-hosted conference Small Language Planning: Communities in Crisis, in Glasgow, Scotland; her talk, "Meso- and Micro-Level Planning: Fostering Culturally Embedded Language Experiences for Urban Speakers of Scottish Gaelic and Breton" contrasts two case studies of Celtic language revitalization... Read more

Post date: Tue, 26/04/2016 - 9:24am

Linguistics faculty members Adam Ussishkin and Andy Wedel visited the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon April 14-17. In a back-to-back double feature, each of them gave an hour-long colloquium presentation on April 15. Adam spoke about his recent work teasing apart the effects of consonant overlap from those of morphological structure in Maltese lexical access, and Andy gave a talk on contrastive hyperarticulation in natural speech. In addition, Adam gave a two-hour... Read more

Post date: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 12:07pm