The Department of Linguistics is excited for Dr. Robert Henderson to join the UofA!

Robert finished his PhD at UC Santa Cruz in 2012 before taking a postdoc at McGill University. He is coming to the University of Arizona from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he has been an assistant professor for two years. Robert's research is in formal semantics with a special focus on the indigenous languages of Mesoamerica (especially Mayan languages), languages on which he has done many... Read more

Post date: Fri, 27/03/2015 - 2:06pm

On March 16, 2015, Noam Chomsky met with the UA Department of Linguistics. Graduate students had one-on-one time with Noam to ask him about Linguistics.


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Post date: Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:24pm

University of Arizona student Rolando Coto-Solano will represent the Department at the 2nd International Conference on Mesoamerican Linguistics, at California State University in Los Angeles on March 6-7th, 2015. This bilingual conference brings together researchers on language revitalization, phonology, morphology and historical linguistics working in the Mesoamerican linguistic area, and on linguistic families such as Uto-Aztecan, Mayan, Otomanguean and Arawak. Rolando will present on "The... Read more

Post date: Fri, 06/03/2015 - 2:03pm
Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books

The Department of Linguistics participated in the 2015 Festival of Books in Science City!

Some of the activities included:

Syntax board: learn about how the sentence the man... Read more

Post date: Mon, 23/02/2015 - 12:05pm

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:

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