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Chicago at BLS

Chicago linguistics researchers will be making a good showing at the 37th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, which begins February 12th. Professor Salikoko Mufwene will be presenting an invited paper, Let’s Bury the Pidgin-to-Creole Evolutionary Myth Once and for All!, and three of our graduate students will be presenting papers in the regular sessions:

  • Carissa Anne Abrego-Collier: Liquid dissimilation as listener hypocorrection
  • Thomas Wier: Typological rara (and rarissima) in Khevsur and Tush
  • Julia Thomas: The role of gender in monophthongization of /aI/ in African-American English

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