Student Distinctions

Selected Distinctions of our Students

Alumni

  • Congratulations to Jeonghwa Shin, who has accepted a lecturer position at Korea University in Seoul, Korea. She will be teaching courses in the theory of second language acquisition and research methods in linguistic studies. (June 2013)
  • Eric Ruppe, OSU Linguistics MA 2013, has accepted the position of French immersion teacher at Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington, SC. (May 2013)
  • Jungmee Lee, PhD 2012, has just accepted a tenure track position in the Department of English at the Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SNUT). (February 2012)
  • Elizabeth Smith has accepted a tenure track position at the University of Quebec at Montreal, beginning Autumn 2012. (April 2012)
  • Kathleen Curry Hall has accepted an offer for a tenure track position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. (March 2012)
  • Pauline Welby has been awarded a CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) Bronze Medal for her work in phonetics.
  • Angelo Costanzo has accepted a tenure-track position in general and historical linguistics in the English Department at Bloomsburg State University of Pennsylvania. (April 2012)

Current Students

  • Congratulations are due to Marivic Lesho, who has won a Ray Travel Award to present her paper with Eeva Sippola (Aarhus University), "Folk perception of variation among the Chabacano varieties," at the annual meeting of the Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola (ACBLPE), next week in Lisbon. (June 2013)
  • Congratulations to 2013 PhD Dahee Kim, who has accepted a lectureship in the Department of English at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. Terrific news, and good luck, Dahee! (June 2013)
  • Scott Martin has accepted a position as a Research Scientist at Nuance Communication's new natural language understanding lab in Silicon Valley. (May 2013)
  • Congratulations to Rachel Burdin, who has been awarded second prize in the Roth Essay Graduate Contest by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies for her essay, "Yiddish influences on variation in Jewish English intonation." The prize carries a scholarship award. (April 2013)
  • Congratulations to Lara Downing, who received an honorable mention from the National Science Foundation for her graduate fellowship proposal describing research integrating sociolinguistics with perceptual dialectology. (April 2013)
  • Congratulations to Rachel Burdin, who has been awarded The George and Emily Severinghaus Beck Fund Scholarship for Study at Vilnius Yiddish Institute by the Melton Center for Jewish Studies. She'll be taking courses at the institute in Lithuania this summer. (March 2013)
  • Congratulations are due to Murat Yasavul, who has been awarded an Arts & Humanities Small Grant to present his paper, "Two kinds of focus in K'iche" at Semantics and Linguistic Theory in Santa Cruz, CA. (March 2013)
  • Congratulations to Marty van Schijndel, who has been awarded a G. Micheal Riley International Travel Award to present papers at two conferences in Sofia, Bulgaria. This award competition in the Division of Arts and Humanities is particularly competitive, this year with 2 awards for 36 applications. (March 2013)
  • Congratulations are due to Rachel Burdin, who has been awarded a fellowship to attend the 2013 summer Linguistic Institute. (March 2013)
  • Congratulations to Jeff Parker, Graduate student in Slavic, MA student in Linguistics, who has been awarded a fellowship to attend the 2013 summer Linguistic Institute. (March 2013)
  • Rachel Burdin is doing a broadcast in the Yiddish Radio series on FLC radio: Two Languages are Better than One (February 2013)
  • Congratulations to Jefferson Barlew, who was awarded a 2012-2013 Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant to present his paper, "Anchored to What? An Anaphoric Approach to Frames of Reference" at the meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society in Berkeley, CA, in February. (January 2013)
  • Congratulations are due to Marty van Schijndel and William Schuler, whose paper with Luan Nguyen, "Accurate Unbounded Dependency Recovery using Generalized Categorial Grammars" has just won the Best Paper Award at COLING 2012 in Mumbai, India. (December 2012)
  • Congratulations are due to Jane Mitsch, who has won an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for her dissertation project: Linguistic and Political borders in the Senegambia region. Funding is jointly from the NSF programs in Linguistics and in Cultural Anthropology. (November 2012)
  • Congratulations are due to Sharon Ross, who joins 3 members of the faculty in this year's group of OSU Fulbright Scholars. She will conduct research entitled "The Semantics of Focus Marking and Contrastive Stress in Israeli Sign Language" at the University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, December 2012 – August 2014. Additional details are available at: http://oia.osu.edu/news-releases/2733-four-from-ohio-state-earn-fulbright-scholar-grants-for-2012-2013.html (October 2012)
  • Cynthia Johnson has been awarded a 2012-2013 Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant to present her paper, "Multiple Antecedent Agreement: A Comparative Study of Greek and Latin" at the annual meeting of the Indo-European Conference in Los Angeles, CA. (September 2012)
  • Jane Mitsch has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. (September 2012)
  • Bridget Smith has been awarded a 2012-2013 Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant for travel to the conference on "Imitation and Convergence in Speech" in Aix-en-Provence, France, where she will present her work, "Perceptual Learning and Convergence in Sound Change. (August 2012)
  • Kodi Weatherholtz has won a Ray Travel Award to defray costs of his upcoming travel to present the following work: "Assessing Generality and Specificity in Adaptation to Novel Vowel Productions" and "Syntactic Alignment is Mediated by Social Perception and Conflict Management" (with Kathryn Campbell-Kibler and Florian Jaeger) at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP), in Riva del Garda, Italy and "Accommodation and sociolinguistic meaning: Phonetic after-effects of being and interacting with a (dis)engaged interviewer" (with Kathryn Campbell-Kibler and Abby Walker) at the International Symposium for Imitation and Convergence in Speech (ISICS) , Aix-en-Provence, France. (August 2012)
  • Jane Mitsch has received a Boren Fellowship to work in Senegal next Spring. (July 2012)
  • Congrats to Michelle Dionisio and Marivic Lesho, our Undergraduate Teaching Award winners! (June 2012)
  • Jeff Holliday has accepted a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Second Language Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington. (June 2012)
  • Scott Martin has won a Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School. (May 2012)
  • Murat Yasavul received a Tinker Field Research Grant. (May 2012)
  • Murat Yasavul has received a grant from the Council of Graduate Students to support his work on K'iche'. (April 2012)
  • Rachel Burdin has been awarded research support from the Melton Center for Jewish Studies. (April 2012)
  • Jeonghwa Shin was awarded an Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant to attend the Conference on Speech Prosody. (March 2012)
  • Cindy Johnson has been awarded the G. Micheal Riley International Travel Award.  The $1,000 award will help to pay travel costs to Bergen, Norway, where she'll conduct research on Indo-European sentence structure and meaning, and to Oslo, where she'll attend a conference an Albanian program at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo.  Cindy is one of 2 awardees among 40 applicants. (March 2012)
  • Murat Yasavul won an honorable mention inthe 2012 Dr. Gordon P. K. Chu Memorial Scholarship competition, and a $750 Arts & Humanities small grant which he will use for travel to Guatemala,  where he'll conduct fieldwork for his dissertation. (March 2012)
  • Bridget Smith was awarded one of the university's prestigious Presidential Fellowships, which will enable her to spend the next year working on her dissertation. (Nov. 2011)

Undergraduate Students

  • Adam Royer and to Rebecca Byrne have each received a Buckeye Language Network (BLN) Undergraduate Research Award for $1,250.
  • Congratulations to Amber Torelli, who has been awarded an Undergraduate Research Small Grant. Good work, Amber. (January 2013)

 

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