Professor Brian Joseph was awarded a grant from the Office of Outreach and Engagement to expand, grow, and learn best-practices and lessons learned from the Linguistics in High Schools initiative.
Graduate student Gina Ndoci was awarded a Global Arts + Humanities Society of Fellows Small Grant for Cross-Disciplinary Graduate Research.
Graduate student Connor Rouillier was awarded the first Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship in Linguistics for his proposal entitled “Individuation Effects in Arabic’s Nominal and Verbal Domains.”
Undergraduate Linguistics major Nick Bednar was featured as a 2020 Linguist List Rising Star: https://blog.linguistlist.org/fund-drive/rising-stars-meet-nick-bednar/.
Professor Bob Levine’s book entitled “Type-Logical Syntax” with co-author and alumnus Yusuke Kubota was published by MIT Press (https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/type-logical-syntax)
Graduate student William Thomas received one of the two student poster awards at the joint virtual student session for ESSLLI (European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information) and the Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (WeSSLLI, the virtual incarnation of NASSLLI). His poster was titled: The Discourse Effect of "Just" in Imperative and Interrogative Utterances.
Alum Whitney Gegg-Harrison (BA '05, MA '06) was promoted to Associate Professor in the Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program at the University of Rochester.
The Department of Linguistics was awarded a Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme Graduate Professional Development Program Grant for the Linguistics in High School Initiative has been awarded to professor Brian Joseph and graduate student Carly Dickerson.
Graduate student Cory Shain and advisor Micha Elsner won the best paper award at the SIGNLL Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning for their paper entitled, “Acquiring language from speech by learning to remember and predict.” A video of their pre-recorded talk is available here.
Congratulations to recent PhD graduates Martha Austen (The Role of Listener Experience in Perception of Conditioned Dialect Variation), Lifeng Jin (Computational Modeling of Syntax Acquisition with Cognitive Constraints), and Alex Erdmann (Practical Morphological Modeling: Insights from Dialectal Arabic)!