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

The PsyCoL Lab in the Department of Linguistics is going to Portland! Our most recent work on Maltese investigates the status of word patterns, and this work suggests that contrary to the standard view of Semitic, Maltese word patterns are phonological in nature. This talk represents joint work with lead author Adam Ussishkin, and PsyCoL members Andy Wedel and Samantha Wray as co-authors along with Luke Galea from the University of Cologne. This LSA talk will take place at the Portland... Read more

Post date: Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:52am

William Cotter's poster "Examining the results of dialect contact between Palestinian communities in Gaza" has been selected for presentation at NWAV 43 in Chicago IL on October 24th, 2014. William's study focuses on the results of contact between the indigenous residents of Gaza City and Palestinian refugees originally from the city of Jaffa, roughly 40 miles north of the Gaza Strip. The study focuses on the feminine ending morpheme, /ah/, which is typically realized as [a] in the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 03/10/2014 - 11:09am

Muriel Fisher, research scientist Sr. in the Department of Linguistics and Gaelic language teacher has been awarded the "Excellence in Community Linguistics" award from the National Science Foundation. This award recognizes her lifetime commitment to documenting, revitalizing and teaching the Scottish Gaelic language. Muriel, a native speaker of Gaelic from the Island of Skye, has been teaching Gaelic here in Tucson for many years, privately in her Tucson Gaelic Institute, at the Pima... Read more

Post date: Thu, 02/10/2014 - 6:00pm

Congratulations to Andrew Carnie for receiving the GPSC's president's award for his service and advocacy on behalf of graduate and professional students! The Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), the group that represents the 8,800 UA graduate and professional students in the 16 Colleges voted to award Professor Andrew Carnie the GPSC's President's Award for 2013-2014.

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Post date: Thu, 18/09/2014 - 11:54pm

UA linguist Dr. Ofelia Zepeda has been involved in expanding Amercian Indian Studies in the University of Arizona throughout the past years. Her most recent activities are featured in a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Dr. Zepeda has helped expand Ameican Indian studies from a master's-degree-only program to a doctoral one. "This time, she will oversee the transition of American Indian studies from a graduate program to a full department with an undergraduate major... Read more

Post date: Wed, 17/09/2014 - 2:13pm

Congratulations to Amy Fountain for receiving Dean's Award For Excellence! Dean's Award for Excellence in Lower Division Teaching recognizes significant instructional achievements by an SBS faculty member in one or more lower division courses (numbered between 100 and 299). She will be formally recognized and thanked for her contributions at the convocation ceremony of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences this December.


Post date: Fri, 12/09/2014 - 1:38pm

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