Archive for the ‘faculty’ Category

Congratulations Alan!

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Congratulations to Alan Yu who has been promoted to the rank of Full Professor, in recognition of his achievements as a scholar and teacher.

Assistant Professors featured in Tableau Magazine

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Assistant professors Greg Kobele, Itamar Francez, Yaroslav Gorbachov, and Ming Xiang bring modern touches to linguistics’ traditional focus.  Please visit to read the article “Native Knowledge” in Tableau magazine.

Kennedy won teaching award

Tuesday, 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!


Article: Why does Africa have so many languages?

Wednesday, 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.

Prof. Giannakidou Announced as 10th Annual PLA Symposium Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Purdue Linguistics Association will be hosting its 10th Annual Symposium on April 10th and 11th. They are a regional symposium that highlights the work of exceptional undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate linguists. In addition to presentations from students representing a diversity of research topics in linguistics, they will have a special session titled ‘Scalar and Non-scalar Negative Polarity Items: Prosody, Syntax, and Semantics’ presented by Dr. Anastasia Giannakidou of the University of Chicago. Please visit their website [] for a detailed program.

Please feel free to email with any questions.

Dates: April 10th – 11th
Location: Stanley Coulter Hall, Room 239, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN