Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics and Kenneth E. Naylor Professor of South Slavic Linguistics Brian D. Joseph was surprised with a festschrift at this year's Naylor Lecture, titled And Thus You Are Everywhere Honored.
Graduate student Martha Austen was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for her dissertation “The role of listener experience in perception of conditioned dialect variation.”
Graduate student Nandi Sims was awarded a Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Graduate Fellowship for Spring semester 2019. She was also recently awarded an Ohio State Graduate Research Small Grant and a Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Project Graduate Grant for her research on social group affiliation and language variation in a multi-ethnic Miami middle school.
Graduate student Martha Johnson was recently profiled in Hagerty Happenings for her work on Kihehe in Tanzania. She was also awarded an Arts and Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant to continue her fieldwork in Tanzania.
Professor Cynthia Clopper was awarded an NSF grant to explore geographic mobility, lexical processing dynamics, and perceptual adaptation to linguistic variation.
Graduate student Noah Diewald was awarded a summer 2019 FLAS Fellowship to study Wao Tededo with the Andes & Amazon Field School in Ecuador, and an academic year 2019-2020 FLAS Fellowship to study Ecuadorian Kichwa at Ohio State.
Associate Professor Micha Elsner was awarded a Google Research Award for his work on cognitively inspired deep Bayesian neural networks for unsupervised speech recognition.
Graduate student Stephanie Antetomaso was awarded an academic year 2019-2020 FLAS Fellowship to study Ecuadorian Kichwa at Ohio State.
Professor William Schuler was awarded an NSF grant to develop a sentence processing model that decodes sentences into meanings using a human-like incremental probabilistic process.
Michelle McKenzie, an undergraduate major in Linguistics and Russian, received a FLAS Program award to study advanced Russian language and culture.