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This spring semester there will be a special seminar on Noam Chomsky's science of language. The course will start with a general introduction to the major concepts, methods and theories of Chomsky’s approach to language. It will end with discussion of a recent book by Noam Chomsky and Robert Berwick on language evolution and yet unpublished papers on the central notion of Parameters. The highlight of the course, though, will come in the middle with three lectures given by Noam Chomsky... Read more

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The department has a wonderful series of linguistics talks scheduled for the spring semester. As usually, they will take place on Fridays, 3:00pm-4:30pm in Communication 311. Attached to this news item is a detailed schedule with abstracts. We will continue to announce the colloquia throughout the semester, but if you have a few minutes, you can take a look now at the riches in store.

Post date: Sun, 03/01/2016 - 4:42pm

Congratulations to Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith on their successful trip to France to conduct fieldwork and present at a workshop on complex predicates!

(From left) Ryan Smith, Simin Karimi, and Mohsen Mahdavi at the workshop on complex predicates in Paris

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Post date: Wed, 09/12/2015 - 2:04am

The Program Coordinator for the Department of Linguistics, Shayna Walker, will be graduating on December 15th with her MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She will be graduating Summa Cum Laude with a thesis on US drug treatment policies and prison sentencing for non-violent felony offenders. Congratulations, Shayna!!

Post date: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:21am

There will be a Linguistics Colloquium held this Friday (Dec 4) from 3:00pm to 4:30pm in Communication 311.  Dr. Ted Supalla (Georgetown University) will be presenting.

Title: "Revisiting Historical Change in Signed Languages" (http://linguistics.arizona.edu/current-colloquium#Dec-4)

All are welcome!

Post date: Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:23am

Robert Henderson was in Japan the week of November 15th. He gave an invited talk at the 12th Logic and Engineering Natural Language Semantics conference held at Ochanomizu University in Tokyo. He spoke on "Pluractional Demonstrations", which combines his reasearch on pluractionality with new work in the semantics of ideophones. On the 21st of November, he traveled to Kyoto to give a talk on expressive meaning at Kyoto University as part of the ``Establishment of Knowledge-Intensive... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/12/2015 - 4:40pm

Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith, representing the Iranian Complex Predicate Research Group, will present a talk at a conference at Sorbonne in Paris on November 25, and will spend two weeks collecting data from various Iranian languages for this research.

We wish them all the best!

Post date: Thu, 19/11/2015 - 10:52pm

The "Linguistics in Children's Museum Tucson" project is a collaboration between UA and Children's Museum Tucson that aims to introduce children to scientific research in an informal setting.

Click through to the UA News article below to hear more about the initiative from Cecile McKee, who leads the project team, PhD candidate Elly Zimmer, and anthropology undergraduate Genesis Grijalva.

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Post date: Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:39am

Andy Wedel was on KGUN9 local news discussing new research that suggests that physical properties of the local environment can potentially shape the consonant inventories of languages over time. It's great to see linguistics in the news, and even better to see UA linguists there. You can see his interview at the link below.

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Post date: Thu, 12/11/2015 - 4:43pm

Ofelia Zepeda will be receiving the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) Local Genius Award on April 16, 2016.  The MOCA Local Genius Awards honor those visionary and innovative Tucsonans whose activities have a global impact, and whose talents have been internationally recognized.

Congratulations, Ofelia!

Post date: Tue, 27/10/2015 - 3:57pm