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...

Jared Desjardins receives dual teaching excellence awards

April 9, 2019

CU Linguistics PhD student Jared Desjardins has received two teaching awards from the University: the Certificate of Excellence from the CU Graduate Teacher Program, and the GPTI Teaching Excellence Award from the Graduate School! Over the past two years, Jared has brought passion, empathy, and innovation to his role as...

Professor Emerita Lise Menn featured by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Feb. 27, 2019

Professor Emerita Lise Menn has been featured in the American Association for the Advancement of Science Member Spotlight. Reflecting the profoundly empirical orientation of the CU Department of Linguistics overall, the article writes that, across her career, Prof. Menn "would stress and push for the publication and sharing of more...

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...

Literacy Practicum featured in Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine

Jan. 22, 2019

The Department of Linguistics facilitates a community-based learning program called the Literacy Practicum . The Practicum's director, Prof. Kira Hall , was recently interviewed by Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine, for an article which you can read here . Current community partners of the Practicum include: University Hill Elementary School...

Prof. Narasimhan represents Linguistics at this year's UROP Symposium

Dec. 6, 2018

Prof. Bhuvana Narasimhan represented the Department of Linguistics by hosting an interest table at this year’s UROP Symposium —a critical opportunity for students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities to meet faculty and learn how to get started on research, scholarly and creative projects. While the UROP Symposium is often...

Prof. Rebecca Scarborough elected to LSA Executive Committee

Nov. 7, 2018

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Rebecca Scarborough , who has been elected to serve as a member of the Executive Committee of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) . This is wonderful exposure for our Department in addition to helping strengthen our ties to the LSA, for whom Prof...

Prof. Barbara Fox and colleagues win ISCA Best Book award

Nov. 2, 2018

The International Society for Conversation Analysis (ISCA) has selected Grammar in Everyday Talk: Building Responsive Actions (co-authored by CU Linguistics Prof. Barbara Fox , with Sandra A. Thompson and Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen) as the recipient of the 2018 Best Book Award ! This prestigious award is given out once every four...

CU Linguistics students attend IGALA conference in Botswana

June 22, 2018

CU-Boulder Linguistics students from Prof. Kira Hall ’s 2017 graduate seminar on 'Language, Gender, and Sexuality' attend the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA) Conference in Botswana. Pictured to the left are: Djankow Mathew , Brandon Kahlil Thomas , Chu Paing , Andrew Ting , Olivia Hirschey , and Mabia Camargo .