Spring 2015

Spring 2015

Image In November, faculty member Kathryn Campbell-Kibler and courtesy faculty member Laura Wagner (Dept. of Psychology) were awarded a three-year NSF…
In summer of 2016, major renovations will begin on Oxley Hall, the Department of Linguistics’ home since 1992. The renovations are slated to take two years, after which the Department of Linguistics…
Image In the early 1960s, when the Division of Linguistics had just been formed and had only three full-time faculty members (William Wang, Ilse Lehiste,…
Seven linguistics majors and minors participated in the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum this year. Congratulations to them, and thanks to the faculty and graduate students who participated as…
In conjunction with the 39th Penn Linguistics Conference, the Penn Linguistics Department held a special panel titled "Sociolinguistic Frontiers” on the occasion of Bill Labov’s retirement. There…
Image Mike Phelan received the Graduate Associate Teaching Award.  Dean Osmer visited the department to bestow the following components of the prize: a…
Marivic Lesho (PhD, ’13) has accepted a postdoctoral appointment in Postcolonial Language Studies at the University of Bremen, in Germany. She'll be working with Eeva Sippola, conducting research on…
Jefferson Barlew Barlew, J. (2015). “Point of view and the semantics of spatial expressions in Mushunguli and English.”  Journal of Semantics. doi: 10.1093/jos/ffu018 Barlew, J.  (2015, January…
Mary Beckman Holliday, J. J., Reidy, P. F., Beckman, M. E., & Edwards, J. (2015, in press). Quantifying the robustness of the English sibilant fricative contrast in children. Journal of Speech,…
Image  In December, chair Shari Speer hosted a holiday party at her home. Image In January, the Underlings…