Linguistics doctoral student receives Fulbright

July 13, 2016

CU Linguistics doctoral student Evan Coles-Harris was one of five CU Boulder graduate students or alumni awarded a Fulbright grant to pursue teaching, research and graduate studies for the 2016-17 academic year. Coles-Harris will examine the “Mandarinization” of the Nanjing dialect in the Jiangsu Province of China and its acoustic... Read more »

Regents Approve new Computational Linguistics MS

April 6, 2016

Colorado Linguistics is teaming up with the College of Engineering to offer students a new degree option at CU-Boulder: the Master of Science in Computational Linguistics, Analytics, Search and Informatics . This follows a unanimous vote today of the University of Colorado Board of Regents . The Computational Linguistics, Analytics,... Read more »

Zygmunt Frajzyngier publishes book on linguistic theory and description

March 29, 2016

CU Linguistics professor Zygmunt Frajzyngier has published a new work on linguistic theory and description with CU Adjunct Assistant Professor Erin Shay. The work, published by John Benjamins, is entitled The Role of Functions in Syntax: A Unified Approach to Language Theory, Description, and Typology. The book addresses a fundamental... Read more »

Zygmunt Frajzyngier Publishes New Dictionary of Chadic Language

Jan. 25, 2016

CU Linguistics professor Zygmunt Frajyzngier and an international team of researchers have produced a landmark dictionary of the Chadic language Hdi. The book is the first trilingual dictionary of this endangered language. The dictionary is preceded by a short grammatical sketch, and contains French-Hdi-English and English-Hdi French indexes. Most verbs... Read more »

Martha Palmer and Colleagues Receive Funding to Build Language-Understanding Systems

Dec. 7, 2015

Martha Palmer, CU Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science, working with collaborators both at CU and around the country, have secured over $2 million in funding for a wide range of multi-year interdisiciplinary projects in automated languge understanding, with critical applications to national security, medical diagnosis and disaster response. Professors... Read more »

CU Doctoral Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellow Jena Hwang Wins Cognitive Science Society Prize

April 1, 2015

Jena D. Hwang, a 2014 joint PhD in Linguistics and Cognitive Science and current National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the Linguistics department, is one of four recipients of the 2015 Robert J. Glushko Dissertation Prize awarded by the Cognitive Science Society and the Glushko-Samuelson Foundation. The prize, which is... Read more »

Martha Palmer Elected Fellow of Association for Computational Linguistics

March 1, 2015

CU Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science Martha Palmer has been elected a fellow of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). Established in 2011, the ACL Fellows program recognizes ACL members whose contributions to the field have been most extraordinary. To date, 26 members of the ACL have been honored... Read more »

CU Linguistics Professor Emerita Lise Menn Elected AAAS Fellow

Feb. 1, 2015

CU Linguistics Professor Emerita Lise Menn has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for "distinguished contributions to the field of linguistics, particularly for models of phonological development and theoretical linguistic accounts of language disorders, and for service to AAAS's disciplines". The... Read more »

CU Linguistics Professor Rebecca Scarborough Wins 2014 Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Jan. 1, 2015

CU Linguistics Assistant Professor Rebecca Scarborough has won a 2014 Provost's Faculty Achievement Award. The award is presented annually to selected faculty who have offered recent significant publication or creative contributions in their academic fields. Dr. Scarborough's award recognizes her ground-breaking work in experimental phonetics. Dr. Scarborough's research focuses on... Read more »

CU Linguistics Professor Zygmunt Frajzyngier Gives Paris Lecture Series as International Chair

Dec. 1, 2014

CU Linguistics Professor Zygmunt Frajzyngier, invited as International Chair, gave a series of lectures in Paris funded by the group Labex EFL, Empirical Foundations of Linguistics, at Sorbonne Paris Cite, a higher education and research consortium established in 2010 that brings together four Parisian universities and four higher education and... Read more »