CU Linguistics celebrates the career of Professor Barbara Fox

May 26, 2022

On May 21, 2022, colleagues, research collaborators and grateful former students of CU Professor Emerita Barbara Fox (upper left) gathered on Zoom to celebrate her 37-year career in linguistics. CU faculty members Prof. Bhuvana Narasimhan and Chase Raymond oversaw a day of recollection in which over 20 colleagues and former...


What the Wordle trend can teach us about language and technology

March 24, 2022

Alexis Palmer , assistant professor of linguistics at CU Boulder, is a self-described word game aficionado. She is also a computational linguist, a subfield of artificial intelligence that sits at the intersection of linguistics and computer science. CU Boulder Today spoke with Palmer to learn more about the Wordle phenomenon.

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Laura Michaelis named LSA Fellow

Aug. 24, 2021

The Department is thrilled to announce that our current chair, Dr. Laura Michaelis, was recently named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) . This is a highly prestigious honor, recognizing career achievement, which is awarded to only a handful of linguists each year by the LSA, the...


Joseph Dupris joins CU Linguistics faculty

Aug. 3, 2021

Dr. Joseph Dupris, Jr. is joining the CU faculty this fall, 2021, where he will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Linguistics. Dr. Dupris received his PhD in Linguistics and Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2020. Dr. Dupris's work addresses issues around tribal language research,...


Dr. Rai Farrelly featured in Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine

June 25, 2021

Our own Dr. Rai Farrelly has just been featured in 'Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine' ! The article reports that Dr. Farrelly has been selected by the U.S. Department of State to join a two-month English language specialist virtual project focusing on promoting global citizenship and emerging trends in English...


Ambrocio Gutiérrez Lorenzo joins CU Linguistics faculty

May 17, 2021

The CU Department of Linguistics is pleased that Dr. Ambrocio Gutiérrez Lorenzo will join our faculty in Fall 2021 as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Gutiérrez Lorenzo earned his PhD at the University of Texas at Austin in 2021, having earned his MA in 2014 at the Centro de Investigaciones y...

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2021 Linguistics Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) announced!

May 14, 2021

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2021 Linguistics Undergraduate Research Awards , also known as LURA . Each spring, the Department of Linguistics invites faculty, GPTIs, and TAs to nominate students in their classes (both introductory and advanced) who have authored outstanding essays and/or...


CU Linguistics major Evi Judge wins 2021 David S. Rood award

May 10, 2021

CU Linguistics major Evi Judge has won the 2021 David S. Rood award in Linguistics ! Awarded since 2017, the prize recognizes outstanding academic achievement, as well as potential for further success in linguistics. The scholarship is named in honor of Professor David Rood , who retired in 2016 after...


Prof. Kira Hall selected as recipient of "The Best Should Teach" Gold Award

May 7, 2021

The 'Best Should Teach' committee has selected Prof. Kira Hall as a recipient of the Best Should Teach Gold Award! With this award, Prof. Hall joins an elite group of dedicated scholars, as the committee recognize only those individuals who demonstrate the exceptional talents in teaching and academic leadership that...


Prof. Rebecca Scarborough receives Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award

April 28, 2021

The Department of Linguistics has the pleasure of congratulating Prof. Rebecca Scarborough , who has just received an Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award from the Graduate School, in recognition of her work as both a dissertation advisor and graduate director. The award letter from Dean Adler reads in part: I am...