Noah Nelson represented the department at the International Workshop on Language Production (IWLP) in La Jolla, CA this past July, presenting research done with Dr. Andy Wedel on the nature of lexical competition and how it affects the realization of voice onset time in the Buckeye Corpus of Conversational Speech. Noah will be presenting further research on how competition affects vowel duration at the Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) at USC in October.

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Prof Heidi Harley is an invited speaker at the Stanford workshop, "On the status of head movement in lingusitic theory," being held at Stanford Sept 16-17, 2016. Her presentation is entitled, "What Hiaki stem forms are really telling us," and is scheduled for Saturday Sept. 17. The full program and description of the workshop can be found here:

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John Matthew has joined the Douglass Phonetics Lab as a visiting scholar. He is a faculty member in the Department of English Studies at Chuo University in Japan.

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William Cotter, third year PhD student in Anthropology and Linguistics, and his colleague Uri Horesh (University of Essex), have published a survey article on the state of the field in Arabic sociolinguistics. The article, entitled “Current Research on Linguistic Variation in the Arabic Speaking World” surveys the development of research on language variation and change within Arabic speaking communities spanning the decade and a half from the publication of Niloofar Haeri’s influential... Read more

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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