We welcome many new faces in the department this Autumn. Lenore Grenble, Edward Sapir Professor of Linguistics and Slavic languages, has joined us from Dartmouth. She specializes in Slavic, Tungusic and languages of the North, discourse and conversation analysis, deixis, contact linguistics and language endangerment and revitalization. She is teaching Introduction to Slavic Linguistics this Fall and will offer a seminar on language contact in the Winter quarter. Another addition to our department is our new post-doc, Peter Alrenga. He came to us from UCSC, where he recently defended his dissertation, titled “Comparisons of quality and comparisons of quantity”. He’ll be working with Chris Kennedy for the next two years.
Last but not least, we welcome six new graduate students this year: Michael Bochnak, Peter Klecha, Alice Lemieux, Susan Rizzo, Jasmin Urban, and Christina Weaver. Susan Rizzo will officially start in the Winter quarter as she’s currently on maternity leave.