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Ph.D. Candidate Maureen Hoffmann received an SBSRI Dissertation Research Grant for her upcoming dissertation research with Burmese refugees. Her research will include an investigation of language use and youth identity, as well as phonetic documentation of the languages they speak.

Post date: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 12:05pm

We had a wonderfully successful Navajo Immersion Workshop! Thanks to our friends from Dine College who made it possible, as well as Professors Aresta La Russo and Amy Fountain. Here's a picture of Professor Simin Karimi learning some Navajo from Professor Amelia Black, of Dine College, over dinner after the workshop; they are discussing the word "spoon" here.

Post date: Tue, 12/04/2016 - 5:41pm

Joint Anthropology-Linguistics PhD student Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson has received a Tinker Field Research grant to conduct pilot dissertation research in Buenos Aires, Argentina in summer 2016. The Tinker Foundation’s Field Research Grant program provides graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. Mary-Caitlyn will be collecting sociolinguistic interviews of members of fan communities and attendees at Argentina ComiCon. Her... Read more

Post date: Tue, 12/04/2016 - 3:15pm

Five talks were presented by U of A linguists at the Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas in Montreal, Quebec, at UQAM. Here's all the U of A linguists representing our department after our arrival in the Montreal Airport: Noah Nelson, Heidi Harley, Alex Trueman, Skye Anderson, Ryan Walter Smith, Jianrong Yu and Adam King.

Post date: Fri, 08/04/2016 - 9:10am

Each year the Graduate and Professional Student Council recognizes graduate and professional students, staff, and faculty that have made outstanding contributions to the campus and, in particular, to graduate education. This year, GPSC awarded their Outstanding Graduate and Professional Student Leadership award to Joint Anthropology and Linguistics Ph.D. student Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson. This award recognizes Mary-Caitlyn's exemplary contributions to graduate student efforts in the... Read more

Post date: Fri, 08/04/2016 - 9:10am

Congratulations to Heidi Harley, Alex Trueman, Skye Anderson, Noah Nelson, Ryan Walter Smith, Jianrong Yu, and Adam King for having presentations in the WSCLA program this year! Check out this year's program for more details if you are curious.

Post date: Mon, 28/03/2016 - 10:26am

Tyler Peterson and Ofelia Zepeda were awarded an NSF grant for a project titled "Workshop: Assessing and Documenting the Vitality of Native American Languages." Learn more about the project and the grant here: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1601738&HistoricalAwards...

Post date: Mon, 28/03/2016 - 10:14am

Robert Henderson and his colleague Ryan Bennett (Yale) have just received a three and a half year collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation to do research documenting and describing aspects of the endangered Mayan language Uspanteko. The grant is entitled "Collaborative Research: Investigations into tone and stress in a complex prosodic system". Find out more at the NSF website: http... Read more

Post date: Fri, 25/03/2016 - 11:40am

Robert Henderson was recently in Paris to give an invited talk at the Co-Distributivity Workshop 2016 held at CNRS as part of the Structures Formelles du Langage group. He spoke about how his recent work on dependent indefinites in Kaqchikel extends to typologically different languages. You can check out the program here: http://www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/journees-co-distributivite-2016-workshop-co-... Read more

Post date: Sat, 12/03/2016 - 9:27am

William Cotter, joint PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona recently contributed a feature article to the February 2016 issue of Babel - The Language Magazine. Babel highlights linguistic research in an accessible format for general audiences. Cotter's article uses Palestinian Arabic as a case study for examining the effect of political conflict on language change and stems from his ongoing research on Arabic dialect contact in the Gaza Strip and northern... Read more

Post date: Mon, 22/02/2016 - 11:47am

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