Prof. Kira Hall’s work on Trump and “nostalgic racism” featured in Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine

Dec. 4, 2017

Prof. Kira Hall (CU Dept. of Linguistics) and Prof. Donna Goldstein (CU Dept. of Anthropology) were recently featured in this news report by the Colorado Arts and Sciences Magazine . Goldstein and Hall are the co-editors of a 2017 peer-review post-election forum, published by HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory ...

Arapaho Language Project featured by CU Research & Innovation Office

Nov. 8, 2017

Professor Andy Cowell and Ph.D. student Irina Wagner were recently featured in an article by the University of Colorado, Boulder's Research & Innovation Office. The article describes their preservation and revitalization work on Arapaho, a highly endangered language of the Great Plains with only about 200 speakers living today. The...

Martha Palmer named Professor of Distinction

July 11, 2017

Dr. Martha Palmer, Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science and Faculty Fellow in the Institute of Cognitive Science, has been named a Professor of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences. The honorific title College Professor of Distinction is reserved for scholars and artists of national and international distinction...

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CU Beyond Time workshop presentations now available

April 26, 2017

The international, interdisciplinary Beyond TIme Workshop was held on the CU campus April 7-8, 2017. The workshop, jointly sponsored by the CU Department of Linguistics, Institute of Cognitive Science, College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Humanities and Arts and the Vice Chancellor for Research, was a gathering of 15...

New undergraduate course in TESOL offered this Fall

April 25, 2017

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce new TESOL courses and a Certificate of possible interest to students in Linguistics as well as other majors: Foreign Languages, SLHS, International Affairs, Education, Business, Communication and more! Get started! Talk with your advisor or contact TESOL@colorado.edu or Maria.Thomas-Ruzic@colorado.edu . LING 3630...

CU Arapaho language revitalization in the Denver Post

April 23, 2017

A recent article in the Denver Post highlighted Professor and Department Chair Andy Cowell 's language-revitalization work with the local Arapaho community. Also mentioned in the article were the contributions of graduate student Irina Wagner , who helped create an online dictionary that includes "an English-Arapaho translator as well as...

Prof. Andy Cowell discusses 'Colorado Accent' on Channel 9 News

March 29, 2017

Linguistics Department Professor and Chair, Andrew Cowell , was recently interviewed by Channel 9 News for a segment on the Colorado dialect of English. During the interview, Prof. Cowell mentions historical factors that have contributed to the way Colorado English is spoken, as well as more recent influences from, for...

New interdisciplinary center explores the beginnings - of everything!

March 12, 2017

Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics, Andy Cowell , is one of the founders of the new Center for the Study of Origins , a destination for interdisciplinary origins studies. Professor Cowell was quoted in CU Boulder Today about a talk he gave connecting Polynesian and Arapaho origin...

Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright works with deaf refugees

Feb. 24, 2017

Like spoken languages, sign languages differ greatly across the globe. Nonetheless, many deaf refugees are evaluated and declared to have no language ability and/or severe mental deficiencies simply because they cannot communicate in American Sign Language (ASL). Linguistics graduate student Pamela Wright is working to help these individuals communicate in...

CU Linguistics Holds International Interdisciplinary Beyond Time Workshop

Feb. 20, 2017

CU Linguistics Professor and ICS Fellow Laura Michaelis , together with European collaborators, are organizing a two-day international interdisciplinary workshop on temporal meaning in language, to be held April 7-8, 2017 in the Center for Community on the CU Boulder campus. This workshop is sponsored by ICS as well as...

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