Dr. Hannah Haynie joins the CU Linguistics faculty

April 9, 2019

Dr. Hannah Haynie has joined the faculty of the Department of Linguistics as an Assistant Professor, specializing in morphology and typology. Dr. Haynie's work targets language prehistory and some big questions about origins, and she is currently finishing up a post-doc in Language Diversity and Cultural Evolution at Colorado State...

CU Linguistics Newsletter, "The Interlocutor" - available now!

April 9, 2019

The Spring 2019 newsletter from the CU Department of Linguistics—newly redesigned and rebranded as The Interlocutor —is now available! Click here to see what the Department has been up to recently, including a letter from Professor and Chair Laura Michaelis , updates from faculty about research and teaching, awards received...

Jonathan Owens gives LingCircle talk on Arabic historical linguistics

April 1, 2019

The Department is pleased to announce that Jonathan Owens , from the University of Bayreuth, will be coming to CU to give a LingCircle talk on historical linguistics, drawing on data from Arabic. Information about the talk can be found below: Wednesday, April 17 4:00-5:30pm Clare Small 209 Title: "Integrating...

Three New LING Fall Courses Offered this Fall

March 8, 2019

LING is offering three exciting new undergraduate classes this coming fall: LING 1200 (Programming for Linguistics), LING 2500 (Language, Race and Ethnicity) and LING 4632 (Computational Linguistics). At this writing, LING 1200 is not yet in the system, but it will be there in time for enrollment in April 2019...

Remi van Trijp gives LingCircle talk on Construction Grammar

Feb. 7, 2019

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the following talk by Remi van Trijp , who is visiting us from Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Paris. "What Are Constructions and What Can They Do?" Wednesday, February 20 4:00-5:30pm Clare Small 209​​​​​​​ Abstract: Construction grammar grew out of the need...

Graduate student Chu Paing gives talk at the Center for Asian Studies

Feb. 4, 2019

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce that one of our graduate students, Chu Paing , will be giving a talk at the Center for Asian Studies ! For details, click here , or see the title/abstract of her talk below. "Legalizing Gender: The Effects of Myanmar Nationalist Anti-Rohingya...

Linguistics participates in new Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate

Jan. 30, 2019

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to be one of seven units taking part in the new CU Boulder Interdisciplinary Writing Certificate . The Certificate in Writing offers a flexible, interdisciplinary curriculum in writing studies that affords new opportunities to undergraduate students to demonstrate their commitment to and excellence in...

Forum on Indigenous and Native American Languages Recognizes UN Year of Indigenous Languages

Jan. 14, 2019

The Department of Linguistics and the Center for Native American & Indigenous Studies (CNAIS) are pleased to host a discussion-formatted event titled "2019: The UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, and the Future of Native American Languages". Wednesday, January 23 4:00pm Clare Small 209 This talk (in discussion format) will...

Antti Arppe gives LingCircle talk on Plains Cree

Dec. 3, 2018

Antti Arppe , visiting CU from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Alberta, gave a LingCircle talk on December 5 entitled " What can a small corpus tell us? (with the help of computational modeling): Case studies in morphological complexity, syntactic argument structure, and word order in Plains Cree ".

Lisa Rutta and SoundHound colleagues lead LingCircle panel on Speech Recognition Technology

Oct. 22, 2018

Lisa Rutta is the Director of Ops and Technical Project Managment at SoundHound , a company that does music identification (Houndify) and has recently moved into speech recognition. While their headquarters is in California, they have recently opened a branch office in Boulder and are looking for more linguists to...