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...

Prof. Kira Hall and students featured in recent CPR News article on language in digital media

Nov. 1, 2019

Prof. Kira Hall ’s undergraduate course on Language and Digital Media is central to a recent article published in CPR News (October 30, 2019). Titled “Teens Aren’t Breaking Language, They’re Adding To It,” the article focuses on the rapidly evolving nature of digital forms of expression. Drawing from research conducted...

Prof. Bhuvana Narasimhan receives Provost's Faculty Achievement Award

Sept. 5, 2019

The Department is excited to announce that our very own Prof. Bhuvana Narasimhan has been selected to receive one of this year’s Provost’s Faculty Achievement Awards in recognition of work for pathbreaking collaborative research at the intersection of language, development, and cognition, which demonstrates cross-linguistic variation in how meanings are...

Colorado Research in Linguistics 24 now available

June 12, 2019

We are happy to announce the publication of Colorado Research in Linguistics (CRIL)’s twenty fourth volume, after a nearly 7-year hiatus! CRIL 24 covers a broad range of topics, from indexicality and language and identity , to Construction Grammar , NLP, and corpus linguistics , drawing upon linguistic data from...

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