Tao Lin takes computational linguistics position at Milestone Technologies, Inc.

Jan. 9, 2020

Tao Lin, who successfully defended his CU Linguistics thesis, 'Automatic Classification of Verb-Direction Constructions in Mandarin Chinese', in Fall 2019 under the supervision of advisors Martha Palmer and Laura Michaelis, has accepted a computational linguist position Milestone Technologies, Inc., a worldwide managed services provider with over 2,000 employees worldwide. In...

Prof. Martha Palmer named Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Jan. 6, 2020

The Department is proud to announce that Prof. Martha Palmer has been named Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) ! In its decision letter, the Selection Committee wrote that its members were "very impressed with [Prof. Palmer's] record of influential research contributions and service to...

CLASP students and Prof. Kira Hall present at the AAA/CASCA Conference

Dec. 19, 2019

Students from CU Boulder’s program in Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP) joined their advisor Professor Kira Hall to deliver a well received panel at the AAA/CASCA conference in Vancouver, Canada, November 2019. Entitled “Language and Middleclassness,” the panel originated from a Spring 2019 CU Boulder seminar of the same...

Jesús Villalpando-Quiñonez successfully defends his Ph.D. dissertation

Dec. 4, 2019

The Department is pleased to announce that Jesús Villalpando-Quiñonez successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019. The title of the dissertation is "Grammatical Aspect in Norogachi Rarámuri (Tarahumara; Uto-Aztecan)". His Ph.D. Committee, chaired by Prof. Zygmunt Frajzyngier , was impressed by the quality of the dissertation and...

Dr. Rai Farrelly elected to TESOL International's Nominating Committee

Nov. 26, 2019

Dr. Rai Farrelly , CU Linguistics Director of TESOL Certificate Programs , has been elected to the Nominating Committee of the TESOL International Association . This committee of eight individuals represents the entire TESOL membership in determining the slate of candidates for the Board of Directors and President for the...

Tim O'Gorman takes post-doctoral research position in IESL at UMass

Nov. 16, 2019

2019 Linguistics PhD graduate Tim O'Gorman , an expert in deep learning of semantic representations and corpus development, has taken a post-doctoral research position at the UMass Information Extraction and Synthesis Laboratory , working with Prof. Andrew McCallum. The aim of IESL is to increase our ability to mine actionable...

Sam Beer receives NSF/NEH funding to document endangered languages of northeastern Uganda

Nov. 15, 2019

CU Linguistics 2017 PhD graduate Sam Beer, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Virginia, has received a grant from the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) intended to develop...

Jared Desjardins presents at 2019 POD Network Conference

Nov. 15, 2019

Linguistics PhD student Jared Desjardins, an award-winning graduate teacher and teacher trainer, received a Graduate Student, Professional Student, and Postdoctoral Scholar Development Grant to attend, and present at, the Forty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 13–17, 2019. This...

Marcus Avelar successfully defends his PhD dissertation

Nov. 12, 2019

The Department is pleased to announce that, on Monday, November 11th, Marcus Avelar successfully defended his dissertation, entitled “Urban Spirits: Language, Race, and Modernity among Umbandistas in São Paulo, Brazil.” Committee members characterized the dissertation as a “page turner,” which speaks to the elegance with which Marcus was able to...

Prof. Chase Raymond featured in 'Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine'

Nov. 11, 2019

Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine interviewed Prof. Chase Raymond about a recent study, published in Language and Communiciation , in which he and colleagues examined the Senate Judiciary Committee's questioning of then-Supreme Court Justice nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. In collaboration with CU-Boulder Linguistics PhD alumnus, Nick...

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