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William Cotter, third year PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, recently published a review of Making Waves: the Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics by Sali Tagliamonte. The book was published in 2015 by Wiley-Blackwell, and William’s review appears on LinguistList.

Post date: Tue, 06/09/2016 - 3:32pm

Joint PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics William M. Cotter recently published an article in the Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics (26:060001). The article, titled “A sociophonetic account of morphophonemic variation in Palestinian Arabic” investigates dialect contact and change within Gaza City Arabic. Cotter’s article investigates vocalic change in the Arabic feminine gender marker, a word final vowel that is pronounced differently across Arabic varieties. The findings of this... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/09/2016 - 3:32pm

William Cotter, third year PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, published an article in a recent volume in the Studies in Arabic Linguistics [SAL] series (John Benjamins), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII. Papers from the Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Gainesville, Florida, 2014. His article, entitled “(q) as a sociolinguistic variable in the Arabic of Gaza City”, focuses on the variable pronunciation of the voiceless uvular stop /q/ in the Arabic varieties of the... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/09/2016 - 3:31pm

Husni Mu'adz earned a UA PhD in 1991 then returned to the faculty of Universitas Mataram, in Lombok, Indonesia, where he still lives and works. In 1992, Diana Archangeli used her first sabbatical to spend a semester in Lombok. Fast forward 23 years, and Diana was back in Lombok in June 2015 and again in August 2016, again hosted by Husni at Mataram Lingua Franca Institute (photo) -- and including undergraduates from the University of Hong Kong, on their capstone fieldwork trips. For... Read more

Post date: Tue, 06/09/2016 - 3:30pm

Amy Fountain was awarded NSF funding to run a two day workshop on creating digital language resources and digital archives for endangered languages. The two day workshop will be organized by Dr. Fountain and AILDI. Along with Dr. Fountain, alumni Luis Barragan and Shannon Bischoff and Coeur d'Alene Language Program Director Audra Vincent will be running the workshop. The workshop will be held at the Huhugam Heritage Center in Maricopa. The workshop stems from an earlier NSF funded project of... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/09/2016 - 1:55pm

William Cotter and Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, both students in the joint Anthropology and Linguistics PhD program, contributed a piece to Savage Minds - Notes and Queries in Anthropology, a major anthropology blog. The article, titled “A seat at the bar: Issues of race and class in the world of specialty coffee” examines the language of coffee “cuppings”, tasting events that take place within the specialty coffee community. They analyze the discourse of these tasting events in an effort to... Read more

Post date: Fri, 26/08/2016 - 11:08am

William Cotter, Joint PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, recently published an article in the Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (Vo. 16, p. 149-162), entitled “One Piece of the Puzzle: Notes on the Historic InterdentalFricatives /θ, ð, ðˁ/ in the Arabic Dialect of Gaza City”. The article focuses on the current status of the historic Arabic interdental fricatives in the Arabic dialect of Gaza City. This particular variety of Arabic is drastically understudied, and Cotter’s... Read more

Post date: Fri, 26/08/2016 - 11:06am

William Cotter, Joint PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, recently published an article in the Arizona Anthropologist (Vol. 26, p. 23-35) entitled “On depression, anxiety, and looking for the silver lining in short term fieldwork”. Drawing from his recent pilot fieldwork trip in northern Jordan, his notes-from-the-field contribution focuses on the emotional challenges of short-term fieldwork. The article also discusses broader issues surrounding research focusing on marginalized... Read more

Post date: Fri, 26/08/2016 - 11:05am

Adam Ussishkin, along with Ohio State University colleague Andrea Sims, has been awarded an NSF grant to organize a two-day workshop entitled "Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition". The workshop will take place next summer, at the Linguistic Society of America's 2017 Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky, and will feature a number of invited speakers as well as a poster session.

Post date: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 3:16pm

Peter Norquest, a 2007 graduate of the Joint PhD program in Anthropology and Linguistics and postdoctoral researcher in the UA Department of Anthropology, has published a book:  A Phonological Reconstruction of Proto-Hlai.  Congratulations, Peter!  http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=104473

Post date: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 3:12pm

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