Martha Palmer to co-lead new CU Center for AI-Augmented Learning

Aug. 27, 2020

The best teachers always somehow know when a student is confused, excited or bored by what's going in class. Could an intelligent system emulate what our best teachers do in the classroom every day? CU Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science Martha Palmer will co-lead a new $20 milllion National...


Irina Wagner Receives NSF Dissertation Grant for Research on Arapaho Story Tellers

July 22, 2020

CU Linguistics PhD student Irina Wagner has received a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant in Dynamic Language Infrastructure . Irina’s dissertation research builds on the extensive descriptive work done at CU Boulder on the Arapaho language. Engaging with the impressive annotated video corpus created by her advisor...


Alexis Palmer to Join CU Linguistics Faculty

July 5, 2020

Dr. Alexis Palmer will join the CU faculty in January 2021, as Assistant Professor of Linguistics. Dr. Palmer is an expert in computational discourse and semantics; computational linguistics for low-resource languages and language documentation; discourse structure and coherence, and modes of discourse and social analytics, including automated detection of offensive...

CU Linguistics Offers Statement on Racially Motivated Violence

June 6, 2020

The Department of Linguistics at CU Boulder has issued as statement on the recent Anti-Black violence in the US and what it compels us to do as linguists. We invite you to read it here .


Maisa Nammari wins David S. Rood Award

May 14, 2020

CU Linguistics junior Maisa Nammari is the winner of the 2020 David S. Rood Undergraduate Scholarship. Awarded since 2017, the prize recognizes outstanding achievement, as well as potential for further success in linguistics. The scholarship is named in honor of professor David Rood, a specialist in Siouan-Caddoan languages, who retired...

Megan Pielke receives Van Ek Scholarship

April 18, 2020

The Department is excited to share the news that one of our BAM students, Megan Pielke , has been awarded the Jacob Van Ek Scholarship , one of the College of Arts and Sciences’ highest honors. This award recognizes exceptional undergraduates who excel in their academics and meaningfully contribute to...

Undergraduate Heather Mahon accepted to JET Program

April 15, 2020

Please join us in congratulating undergraduate student Heather Mahon, who was recently accepted into the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as an English language teacher for Fall 2020. Heather is a double major in Physics and English and she is also pursuing the TESOL Certificate through the Department of...

Evan Coles-Harris awarded Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award

April 9, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Evan Coles-Harris on being selected to receive a Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Award for his work as a GPTI in LING 1020 (Languages of the World) this semester. The Graduate School award committee takes into consideration a statement of the nominee's teaching philosophy, a letter...

Dr. Rai Farrelly selected for Faculty Teaching Excellence Program initiative

April 7, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rai Farrelly -- Director of our Department's TESOL Program -- on her selection as a 2020-21 faculty researcher in the Faculty Teaching Excellence Program’s 'Making Learning and Teaching Visible (MTLV)' initiative. MTLV faculty researchers will identify one course for revision or redesign, implement revised...

Jared Desjardins receives Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship

March 24, 2020

The Department is pleased to announce that PhD student Jared Desjardins has been selected for a Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship to support his work over the summer! Jared’s dissertation involves building an open-access resource for Latin morphological, morphosyntactic and semantic analysis that will synthesize ideas from dependency grammar and construction-based...