Grinsell awarded Mellon/ACLS fellowship

April 28th, 2015

Congratulations to Tim Grinsell, who has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2015-16 to complete his doctoral dissertation “Semantic Indecision.”  Well done, Tim!

Kennedy won teaching award

April 28th, 2015
A big congratulations to our beloved chair, Chris Kennedy, who has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. The award will be presented to Chris at the Spring Quarter Convocation on Saturday, June 13, 2015, during the Humanities Division’s diploma and hooding ceremony. Congratulations, Chris! Well-deserved!

 

Baglini defended dissertation

April 28th, 2015

Congratulation to Rebekah Baglini, who gave an engaging and successful defense of her dissertation “Stative Predication and Semantic Ontology: A Cross-linguistic Study” earlier today! Her committee includes Chris, Itamar and Lenore. Job well done, Rebekah!

Article: Why does Africa have so many languages?

April 22nd, 2015

Check out this new Christian Science Monitor article, “Why does Africa have so many languages?”.  Our own Professor Salikoko Mufwene was interviewed to provide his expertise on the matter.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/Science-Notebook/2015/0421/Why-does-Africa-have-so-many-languages

CLS 51 Program and Abstracts

April 22nd, 2015

The conference program for CLS 51 is now available with short abstracts at their website: http://chicagolinguisticsociety.org/