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...


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...


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...


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...


Prof. Chase Raymond interviewed by 'CU Boulder Today'

April 14, 2021

Professor Chase Raymond was interviewed by 'CU Boulder Today', where he was asked about language, interaction, and culture during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article also highlights some of the sorts of questions that undergraduate majors in our new SAIL track -- Sociocultural, Anthropological, and Interactional Linguistics -- might be interested...


MA student Allen Hsiao wins CHA summer fellowship!

April 13, 2021

The Department is excited to recognize LING MA student Allen Hsiao for winning a Center for Humanities and Arts (CHA) summer fellowship to complete work on his MA thesis, “Semantics and Syntax in Polysemous Denominal Verbs: A Corpus-based Study”. The study looks at denominal verbs that span one or more...

Announcing 'Tracks' for the Undergraduate Major in Linguistics

April 12, 2021

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce that, in addition to the general Linguistics major, we are now offering 4 official ‘tracks’ as specializations within the major. These tracks are: (1) Computational Linguistics , (2) Language and Cognition , (3) Sociocultural, Anthropological, and Interactional Linguistics (SAIL) , and (4)...

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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...