Simin Karimi, Mohsen Mahdavi and Ryan Smith, representing the Iranian Complex Predicate Research Group, will present a talk at a conference at Sorbonne in Paris on November 25, and will spend two weeks collecting data from various Iranian languages for this research.

We wish them all the best!

Post date: Thu, 19/11/2015 - 10:52pm

The "Linguistics in Children's Museum Tucson" project is a collaboration between UA and Children's Museum Tucson that aims to introduce children to scientific research in an informal setting.

Click through to the UA News article below to hear more about the initiative from Cecile McKee, who leads the project team, PhD candidate Elly Zimmer, and anthropology undergraduate Genesis Grijalva.

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Post date: Wed, 18/11/2015 - 11:39am

Andy Wedel was on KGUN9 local news discussing new research that suggests that physical properties of the local environment can potentially shape the consonant inventories of languages over time. It's great to see linguistics in the news, and even better to see UA linguists there. You can see his interview at the link below.

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Post date: Thu, 12/11/2015 - 4:43pm

Ofelia Zepeda will be receiving the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) Local Genius Award on April 16, 2016.  The MOCA Local Genius Awards honor those visionary and innovative Tucsonans whose activities have a global impact, and whose talents have been internationally recognized.

Congratulations, Ofelia!

Post date: Tue, 27/10/2015 - 3:57pm

PhD student Noah Nelson will be presenting at the Cognitive Science Colloquium this Friday, Oct 30, from 12:00pm to 1:30pm in Room 205 of the Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Building.

Title: Hyperarticulated Speech Correlates with Phonetically Specific Lexical Competition

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Post date: Tue, 27/10/2015 - 3:56pm
The flyer for the 9th annual meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle (ALC9) has been released! The conference will be held on Nov 6-8, 2015.
Post date: Wed, 21/10/2015 - 11:15am
The University of Arizona Linguistics Department was ranked #4 nationwide in Graduate Program's 4th Annual Fall 2015 Rankings for Linguistics. The rankings are determined by responses from current and recent graduate students. Thank you everyone for your hard work making the University of Arizona a great place to study linguistics at the highest level!
Post date: Wed, 21/10/2015 - 11:09am

There will be a Linguistics Colloquium held this Friday (October 23) from 3:00pm to 4:30pm at Communication 311. The speaker will be Dr. Paul Pietroski (UMD).

Title: "Semantic Internalism" (

All are welcome!

Post date: Mon, 19/10/2015 - 2:29pm

Robert Henderson attended NELS 46 at Concordia University in Montreal over the weekend. On Oct 17th, he put on his syntax hat to present joint work with Jessica Coon (McGill) on some prima facie exceptions to the ban on the extraction of ergative subjects from canonical transitive clauses in Kaqchikel (Mayan). The conference was a big success. Check out the full program here:

Post date: Mon, 19/10/2015 - 12:50pm

The UA Linguistics Department participated in Tucson Meet Yourself on Saturday, October 10. Check out some of the photos from the event below!

Noah Nelson, a graduate student in the Linguistics Department, explains a processing load task to a festival goer.

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Post date: Sun, 18/10/2015 - 5:37pm