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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...

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CU Linguistics honors 52 graduates in Spring 2021 virtual ceremony

May 22, 2021

On May 6, 2021, the Department of Linguistics recognized the accomplishments of its graduating students from fall 2020, spring and summer 2021. Fifty-two BA, MA, MS, and PhD students were celebrated at the event, which opened with a speech by department chair Professor Laura Michaelis. She began by comparing what...

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Ambrocio Gutiérrez Lorenzo to join 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Frajzyngier and Butters publish 'The Emergence of Functions' with OUP

April 20, 2021

The Department is pleased to announce that Professor Zygmunt Frajzyngier and recent Ph.D. graduate Marielle Butters have recently published The Emergence of Functions in Language , with Oxford University Press (2020). This book: Explores the central question of why languages differ in the meanings expressed by their grammatical systems Outlines...

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Erin Shay publishes the first grammar of Giziga (North Cameroon)

April 20, 2021

The Department is pleased to announce that Ph.D. alumna Erin Shay has just published (2021, with Brill): A Grammar of Giziga: A Chadic Language of Far North Cameroon . This is the first broad, detailed grammar of the Giziga language, which belongs to the Chadic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language...

Prof. Kira Hall awarded Wenner-Gren Foundation grant!

April 16, 2021

Prof. Kira Hall has received a research grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation , a major international foundation for anthropological research, for her project “Accent Imitation on the Autism Spectrum.” The project investigates a phenomenon noted in descriptions of autistic symptoms but rarely discussed in scholarship: the prolonged and often fluent...

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