What the Wordle trend can teach us about language and technology

March 24, 2022

Alexis Palmer , assistant professor of linguistics at CU Boulder, is a self-described word game aficionado. She is also a computational linguist, a subfield of artificial intelligence that sits at the intersection of linguistics and computer science. CU Boulder Today spoke with Palmer to learn more about the Wordle phenomenon.

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Dr. Rai Farrelly elected to TESOL International Association Board of Directors

Dec. 16, 2021

Dr. Raichle Farrelly, Teaching Associate Professor and director of the TESOL program at CU Boulder Linguistics, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the TESOL International Association . Rai is one of three newly-elected board members for this wide-reaching and dynamic organization and will serve a three-year term...

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Cynthia Clark (Econ’82; Law’85) goes to town on her stories!

Oct. 8, 2021

Our own Cynthia Clark has just been featured in 'Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine' ! The article features Cynthia Clark, Linguistics Education Program Assistant embracing her avocation in writing. Clark (Econ’82; Law’85) self-published that long-pent-up romantic-suspense novel, Boulder Girl, Remember Me When the Moon Hangs Low , and her second...

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Laura Michaelis named LSA Fellow

Aug. 24, 2021

The Department is thrilled to announce that our current chair, Dr. Laura Michaelis, was recently named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) . This is a highly prestigious honor, recognizing career achievement, which is awarded to only a handful of linguists each year by the LSA, the...


Joseph Dupris joins CU Linguistics faculty

Aug. 3, 2021

Dr. Joseph Dupris, Jr. is joining the CU faculty this fall, 2021, where he will serve as Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Linguistics. Dr. Dupris received his PhD in Linguistics and Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2020. Dr. Dupris's work addresses issues around tribal language research,...


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...


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...


Ambrocio Gutiérrez Lorenzo joins 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...


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...