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Andrew Carnie, a UA linguistics professor, is heading a research project to analyze and document Scottish Gaelic, a language that is slowly being lost because natives more readily are learning and speaking English.

Scottish Gaelic, an endangered language, is predicted to fall out of use within the century as a consequence of native speakers turning to English instead.

And those concerned with preserving and advancing the use of Scottish Gaelic face another dilemma – the lack of... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

When it comes to understanding language, we often focus only on what we hear. But other signals also come into play with language recognition, such as the shape of the lips, vibration of the vocal folds or movement of the tongue.

Archangeli, whose research focuses largely on the movement of the tongue when we talk, is working to collect data on the role the tongue, lips, vocal folds, nasal airflow and other areas play in language recognition. Her eventual goal is to develop an... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

Harley's project involves digitizing and remastering audio tapes of interviews with Yaqui elders in the Yaqui language, as well as producing transcriptions and translations of the interviews, which address the elders' experiences as children of warfare with and persecution and deportation by the Mexican government.

Several hours of interviews were conducted and recorded on cassette by Maria Florez Leyva, a native speaker of Arizona Yaqui, between 1969 and 2008. They have been kept in... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

Heidi Harley, an assistant professor of linguistics, received a $159,992 grant to study, "The Morphosyntax of Verbs in Arizona Yaqui."

Susan Penfield, a lecturer in the English department, received $200,000 for her "Mohave and Chemehuevi Language Documentation Project."

Natasha Warner, also an assistant professor of linguistics, received $168,261 for her project, "Database of Mutsun, an Extinct California American-Indian Language."

Two students in the joint linguistics/... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

Andrew Carnie, professor in the department of linguistics, is known among colleagues and students for his commitment to graduate education and mentoring. With his open-door policy, his academic and personal interest in his students and his knowledge of his field, he is often sought after by students for advice and guidance and, often, by those who are not his students. Carnie's students say he has an ability to bring humor and lightheartedness into the classroom in even the most challenging... Read more

Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

Thomas Bever, whose work spans several University departments, helped lay the groundwork for the study of cognitive science.

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Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

Dr Ofelia Zepeda--poet, essayist, editor, and University of Arizona Regents Professor of Linguistics--will open a window on her distinctive desert world when she delivers the tenth annual Lawrence Clark Powell Memorial Lecture.

Post date: Mon, 20/09/2010 - 12:00am

The University of Arizona College of Social Behavioral Sciences Dean's Award in Teaching is a highly competitive prize, given annually to SBS Faculty.

Post date: Tue, 14/09/2010 - 12:00am

Master of Arts in Native American Linguistics Program is a recipient of the 2010 Peter W. Likins Inclusive Excellence Award. Recipients of this award are a distinguished group of individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing The University of Arizona's academic excellence by helping to create a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Post date: Mon, 13/09/2010 - 12:00am

The College of Social Behavioral Science Dean's Award honors exceptional staff. Kimberley was chosen for her stellar employee record and honest character; Kim is irreplaceable.

Post date: Mon, 13/09/2010 - 12:00am

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