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Two Linguistics PhD students will be presenting at the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation in Honolulu, HI, February 26-March 1.

Colleen Patton will be presenting a talk entitled "Examining the role of summer short-courses as a tool for Scottish Gaelic language revitalization", based off of her summer research at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. This research investigates the role of short-term immersion programs for adults as a... Read more

Post date: Mon, 09/02/2015 - 3:29pm

William Cotter, PhD candidate in the Joint Anthropology and Linguistics degree program (ANLI), was recently awarded two grants to help fund summer fieldwork and conference travel expenses. William was awarded $1200 from the School of Anthropology’s Traditions, Transitions, and Treasures Fund to help cover travel costs associated with presenting at the 11th meeting of the International Association of Arabic Dialectology in Bucharest, Romania in May and at the Forum for Arabic... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/02/2015 - 2:47pm

On January 23-25, 2015, the Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas was held at the University of Arizona. Congratulations to the many U of A Linguistics Department members who participated!

 

 

 

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Post date: Mon, 26/01/2015 - 5:38pm
Many of the UofA deparment of Linguistics faculty members, graduate students, and alumni are participating at the Linguistic Society of America meeting (LSA) in Portland, Oregon, January 8-11, 2015. Congratulations to all our LSA participants! 
 
 
LSA participation:
 
Rolando Coto-Solano (University of Arizona): Symmetrical contact and its correlation with morphological complexity in endangered languages 
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Post date: Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:37pm

The UofA department of Linguistics had a marked presence in the US Science and Engineering Festival that took place last April in Washington DC. A video of the event is now available:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kXK6W8s0II

The team, headed by Dr. Cecile McKee, is also participating in a how-to workshop at the LSA next... Read more

Post date: Mon, 22/12/2014 - 1:14am

2nd year Ph.D. student Megan Figueroa was awarded the Linguistic Society of America's (LSA) Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics (CEDL) Travel Grant to attend the 2015 Annual LSA Conference in Portland, OR. The goal of the CEDL committee is to help the LSA reach full equality of opportunity for ethnic minorities in the field of linguistics. During her time in Portland and at the LSA annual meeting, Megan will attend the CEDL committee meeting to introduce herself and her work. Within... Read more

Post date: Mon, 08/12/2014 - 11:34am

NSF's Linguistics Program has notified Cecile McKee and Elly Zimmer that their DDRIG proposal "Children's Awareness of Syntactic Ambiguity" is being recommended for an award. This grant will support two of Elly's dissertation experiments. Yay for grants!

Post date: Tue, 02/12/2014 - 11:38am

The University of Arizona Department of Linguistics will host the 20th anniversary meeting of the Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas, on the weekend of Jan 23-25, 2015.

This meeting brings together formal linguists and community members working with indigenous languages of North, Central and South America, reporting the latest research in all areas of formal linguistics: phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics, as well... Read more

Post date: Tue, 18/11/2014 - 1:19pm

Students and faculty of the Linguistics Department helped to create a great, interactive experience for the local community at this year's Tucson Meet Yourself. The linguistics exhibit included spectrogram demonstrations, an experiment that showed the lateralization of the brain and how it relates to language, as well as language puzzlers and other interactive material. It was a great opportunity to show the community how the study of language is interesting and unique!

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Post date: Thu, 16/10/2014 - 1:08pm

Students, faculty, and staff of the Linguistics Department helped to put on a great show at the 2014 Meet Your Major Fair. The linguistics exhibit included ultrasound demonstrations of the human tongue in action, as well as language puzzlers and other interactive material. It was great chance to tell students about the things that make the study of language interesting and special. Check Facebook because you might just see some videos that students took of themselves using APIL's ultrasound... Read more

Post date: Mon, 13/10/2014 - 12:27pm

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