Statement prepared by Tom Bever, Cecile Mckee and Merrill Garrett (University of Arizona)

The language sciences and the Arizona Linguistics community lost a truly valued
defender and friend on July 1, 2015, with the death of Paul Gipson Chapin from Acute
Myeloid Leukemia, in Tucson Arizona. Paul was born December 27, 1938, in El Paso
Texas, son of John Letcher Chapin and Velma Gipson Chapin. In 1962, he married Susan
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Post date: Wed, 08/07/2015 - 9:09am

Linguistics Alumna Colleen Fitzgerald (PhD 1997), who is currently a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington, has accepted a new position as Director of the National Science Foundation's Documenting Endangered Languages Program. Colleen will begin her new role in August. More information can be found here. Congratulations, Colleen!

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Post date: Tue, 07/07/2015 - 3:38pm

The real question is what didn't Adam Ussishkin do on his summer "vacation"! In the months of May and June alone he gave 10 talks across European universities, including the University of Cologne, Newcastle University, University of Edinburgh, University of York, University of Torino, and the University of Manchester. The presentations were a variety of invited talks and conference presentations on topics as diverse as their locales, though mostly focusing on what masked priming can tell us... Read more

Post date: Mon, 06/07/2015 - 6:17pm

We are happy to announce that alumna Chen-Chun E (PhD 2014) has just been hired as an assistant professor in the department of Chinese Language and Literature at National United University (NUU), Miaoli City, Taiwan. She will be making the move to Taiwan from Hong Kong later this month where she is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Peking University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Congratulations Chen-Chun!

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Post date: Thu, 02/07/2015 - 2:50pm

The University of Arizona Department of Linguistics hosted a summer camp entitled "The Science of Language" from June 1-5, 2015.

Language is an integral part of life. In linguistics, we study language scientifically in order to understand the physical, cognitive, neurological and psychological properties of human language. Students developed their analytical skills, learned about the scientific method and hypothesis testing, brain imaging, improved SAT vocabulary skills, and... Read more

Post date: Wed, 17/06/2015 - 5:20pm

Congratulations to the Spring 2015 Graduates of the Department of Linguistics Undergraduate and Graduate. We are​ very proud and wish you luck on future endeavors.

Our Spring 2015 Graduates are:

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Post date: Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:10pm

Congratulations to Elise Bell, recipient of an East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI) fellowhip from the National Science Foundation!

Elise will be working with Dr. Brett Baker and Dr. Rikke Bundgaard-Nielsen at the University of Melbourne's Department of Languages and Linguistics to investigate the sound system of Roper Kriol, a native Australian language. They will be working with young speakers of Roper Kriol in the Northern Territory. The... Read more

Post date: Wed, 13/05/2015 - 1:36pm

William Cotter, first year dual Linguistics and Anthropology PhD student has received a SBSRI Pre-doctoral research grant to conduct summer fieldwork in northern Jordan. William will be carrying out fieldwork in an effort to investigate dialect contact and change between indigenous Jordanians and Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip.

Post date: Thu, 09/04/2015 - 1:03pm

Joshua Meyer and Melodie Yen are recipients of the 2015 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) awards. The GRFP provides three years of financial support to science and engineering students early in their graduate careers.

Joshua's Research:

Joshua's research interests lie in bilingualism, psycholinguistics, and computational approaches to language. He is also interested in acoustic-phonetics and language description (especially of languages of the former... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2015 - 8:49am

Ryan Smith, Megan Figueroa, and Skye Anderson all applied for and won a full tuition scholarship to attend the 2015 Linguistic Society of America Institute, a $2000 value.

The Institute provides the opportunity to take courses from a wide variety of internationally renowned faculty on topics in their area of specialization, as well as allowing them to attend intensive workshops on cutting-edge topics, and allows students to network and exchange ideas with their peers at other... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/04/2015 - 8:39am