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Laura Michaelis publishes syntax textbook

Nov. 18, 2020

CU Linguistics Professor and chair Laura Michaelis is the co-author of a new English syntax textbook, Syntactic Construction of English (Cambridge UP, 2020). The book takes a novel approach to the study of sentence structures. It is the first formal syntax textbook based on Construction Grammar, a theoretical framework that...


PhD student Olivia Hirschey Marrese invited as CLIC Visiting Researcher

Oct. 23, 2020

The Department is pleased to announce that PhD student Olivia Hirschey Marrese has been invited as a Visiting Researcher in the Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture at UCLA. During this year-long post, Olivia will be attending specialized data sessions that investigate interactions at the intersection of race and social...

LESLLA's Heritage Language Resources Hub now available!

Oct. 20, 2020

The Heritage Language Resources Hub development team at LESLLA -- including our own Dr. Rai Farrelly , Director of TESOL Programs in the Department of Linguistics -- is delighted to announce that the Hub is ready to explore on the LESLLA website ! The team has been working since early...


Claire Cummings' work with the Deaf Community during COVID-19 featured by the SLA

Oct. 15, 2020

Congratulations to CU Boulder's very own Claire Cummings , an undergraduate anthropology major who recently published an article in the Society for Linguistic Anthropology Blog. The article, "Deaf Community Deserves Greater Access to Medical Information During COVID-19," was the result of a project she began in Dr. Adam Hodges '...


Prof. Jeremy Calder selected for 'Member Spotlight' by Linguistic Society of America

Sept. 14, 2020

Professor Jeremy Calder 's work straddles the fields of sociolinguistic variation and linguistic anthropology. Using sociophonetic and ethnographic methods, they explore the role of phonetic variation in the construction of marginalized identity in communities of queer/trans individuals and people of color. They are a member of the editorial board for...

2020 Linguistics Undergraduate Research Awards (LURA) -- Blogs posted!

Aug. 28, 2020

The Department is pleased to announce the release of our 2020 Linguistics Undergraduate Research Awards , otherwise known as LURA . Each spring, the Department invites faculty, GPTIs, and TAs to nominate students in their classes (both introductory and advanced) who have authored outstanding essays and/or research projects. Under the...


Martha Palmer to co-lead new CU Center for AI-Augmented Learning

Aug. 27, 2020

The best teachers always somehow know when a student is confused, excited or bored by what's going in class. Could an intelligent system emulate what our best teachers do in the classroom every day? CU Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science Martha Palmer will co-lead a new $20 milllion National...


Irina Wagner Receives NSF Dissertation Grant for Research on Arapaho Story Tellers

July 22, 2020

CU Linguistics PhD student Irina Wagner has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant in Dynamic Language Infrastructure . Irina’s dissertation research builds on the extensive descriptive work done at CU Boulder on the Arapaho language. Engaging with the impressive annotated video corpus created by her advisor...


Alexis Palmer to Join CU Linguistics Faculty

July 5, 2020

Dr. Alexis Palmer will join the CU faculty in January 2021, as Assistant Professor of Linguistics. Dr. Palmer is an expert in computational discourse and semantics; computational linguistics for low-resource languages and language documentation; discourse structure and coherence, and modes of discourse and social analytics, including automated detection of offensive...

CU Linguistics Offers Statement on Racially Motivated Violence

June 6, 2020

The Department of Linguistics at CU Boulder has issued as statement on the recent Anti-Black violence in the US and what it compels us to do as linguists. We invite you to read it here .