Professor Cecile McKee, graduate student Elly Zimmer, undergraduates Marg Beltran and Joe McDonough, and high school student Nikolis Atkinson were honored by an invitation to be part of the National Science's Foundation's pavilion at the USA Science and Engineering Festival. The festival saw 340,000 visitors, about 3000 of whom stopped by the linguistics exhibit. This exhibit was the only one from the state of Arizona and the only one representing social/behavioral sciences in NSF's pavilion... Read more

Post date: Fri, 29/08/2014 - 9:01am

Welcome to all of our new graduate students and welcome back to our current undergraduate and graduate students and faculty!


This year we have an incoming class of 20 graduate students. One in the Joint Anthropology and Linguistics PhD Program, four in the Human Language Technology MS, three in the Accelerated Human Language Technology MS, two in the Native American Languages & Linguistics MA, and ten in our Linguistics PhD Program.

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Post date: Tue, 26/08/2014 - 8:14am

Congratulations to the Undergraduate Students who presented their research at the Spring 2014 Department of Linguistics Undergraduate Research Forum on May 2, 2014!

Students presented on a diverse array of topics and the department is very proud of their achievements.

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Post date: Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:35am

(photo credit: Christine Scheer)

Congratulations to Shayna Walker for being one of the recipients for the 2014 Dean's Award for Excellence!

Post date: Thu, 24/04/2014 - 8:24am

(photo credit: Christine Scheer)

Congratulations to Kimberley Young for being one of the recipients for the 2014 SBS Outstanding Staff Award!

Post date: Thu, 24/04/2014 - 8:19am

The National Science Foundation invited Dr. Cecile McKee and her team of two undergraduate students, one graduate student, a high school student and his father to present at the 2014 USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC. The presentation of Dr. McKee and her team is the only one focused on social and behavioral sciences.  For more information about the presentation, please... Read more

Post date: Mon, 21/04/2014 - 11:55am



Drs. Amy Fountain and Natasha Warner, and graduate students Dane Bell, Noah Nelson, and Mohammed Al-Sammak visited Paulo Freire Freedom School on Wednesday, April 17.

The students of Paulo Freire Freedom School were able to learn... Read more

Post date: Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:00am

On April 2, 2014 the Graduate and Professional Student Council held their awards ceremony for the 2014 GPSC Achievement Awards. There were over 60 nominations in six categories. Congratulations to Dr. Mike Hammond, Julia Fisher, and Shayna Walker!

Dr. Mike Hammond received First Place in the category of Outstanding Mentor of Graduate/Professional Students!

Julia Fisher received Honorable... Read more

Post date: Thu, 10/04/2014 - 9:01am

Graduate students Shiloh Drake and Noah Nelson at Tucson Festival of Books on March 16, 2014. Visitors to our exhibit used a finger-tapper to see that language is left-lateralized. (photo from PJ McArdle)

Post date: Wed, 02/04/2014 - 2:04pm

Graduate Students and Faculty Members in the Linguistics Department will be presenting papers and posters at universities and conferences around the U.S. and the world this Spring 2014 semester!

Some of these students include:

  • Dane Bell will be presenting a poster with co-authors Dr. Kenneth Forster and Dr. Thomas Bever titled Unconscious Lexical Semantic Activation of Form Neighbors at the 27th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing... Read more

Post date: Wed, 29/01/2014 - 2:08pm