MA students celebrate successful thesis defenses

April 24, 2019

Please join us in congratulating the following students who successfully defended their MA theses this semester! Haley Hash : “Arapaho Bimorphemic Motion verbs: an ontological and semantic exploration” (chair: Andy Cowell ) Cedar Lay : “Resisting the Search for an Elusive Linguistic Purity in Language Description: A Case Study of...

Prof. Kira Hall recognized by the Office of Outreach & Engagement

April 23, 2019

Prof. Kira Hall was recognized yesterday by the Office of Outreach and Engagement for her work with the Literacy Practicum , a long-standing service-learning course in the Linguistics Department that pairs CU students (or “Buff Buddies”) with language and literacy learners in the Boulder community. Prof. Hall was invited by...

Mara Strother is awarded Jacob Van Ek Scholars Award

April 12, 2019

The Department is pleased to announce that BA/MA students Mara Strother has been selected to receive a Jacob Van Ek Scholars Award for 2019! The College of Arts and Sciences is honoring sixteen faculty-nominated students with these awards to recognize superior academic achievement and distinguished service to the University of...

Paula Dufour named Arts & Sciences Employee of the Year!

April 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce that Paula Dufour , our Departmental Program Assistant, has been named 2019 Arts & Sci ences Employee of the Year ! The College of Arts and Science recognizes Paula’s critical contributions to our mission and quality of life in Linguistics. For most of us, it's...

Chu Paing receives 2019 NSF Graduate Student Fellowship!

April 9, 2019

We are ecstatic to announce that one of our graduate students, Chu Paing , has been awarded the prestigious 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship ! This is an incredibly powerful award, amounting to almost $50,000 per year in stipend and tuition funding for the duration of 3...

Dr. Hannah Haynie will join the faculty in Fall 2019

April 9, 2019

The Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Hannah Haynie will be joining our faculty in the fall 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...

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 TWO teaching excellence awards!

April 9, 2019

Please join the Department in congratulating one of our PhD students, Jared Desjardins , on his receipt of 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...

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...

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