Archive for the ‘students’ Category

Grano heading to Maryland

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Tommy Grano will take up a post-doc position at the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland this coming Fall. Congratulations, Tommy!

Bueno-Holle received Smithsonian fellowship

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Juan Bueno-Holle, who’s currently conducting fieldwork in Mexico on Izthmus Zapotec, has been awarded a Smithsonian fellowship for next year. Congratulations, Juan! Well-done!

Aparicio award scholarship to NASSLLI

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Helena Aparicio was awarded a full scholarship to attend the North American Summer School of Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI) at UT Austin this summer.   Congratulations, Helena!

Chicagoans at the 2013 LSA Institute

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The 2013 LSA Institute will be held from June 24 to July 19 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Several Chicago faculty and (so-to-be) alumni of the Linguistics department will be teaching courses there:

  • Computational Modeling of Sound Change: James Kirby (PhD 2010, now at University of Edinburgh) and Morgan Sonderegger
  • Individual differences in sound change: Jeff Mielke (University of Ottawa) and Alan Yu
  • Introduction to Morphosyntax: Karlos Arregi
  • Language Variation and Thought: John A. Lucy (Comparative Human Development)

Metlay and Ribeiro defended dissertations

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Double congratulations are in order to the two students who successfully defended their dissertations yesterday:  Don Metlay, for his dissertation on ‘[take] and the ASL Verb Complex: An Autolexical Account’, and Eduardo Ribeiro, for his dissertation ‘A Grammar of Karajá’.

Great job, Don and Eduardo!

Sonderegger goes to McGill University

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Morgan Sonderegger has accepted a position of assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The position starts in August, 2012.

Congratulations, Morgan!


Linglunch on April 11

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Linglunch will feature two presentations on Wednesday, April 11 at noon down in the Landahl Center:

12.00 Andrea Beltrama - Italian-issimo: intensification at the semantic/pragmatics interface

12.30 Julia Thomas and Tim Grinsell – ‘Finna’ as a Socially Meaningful Quasi-Modal in African American English

Chatzopoulou gave two talks in March

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Aikaterini Chatzopoulou presented “Renewal and inertia in the history of Greek negation” at Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 2012) on March 8th and “Jespersen’s Cycle Redefined” at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium on March 24.