The students authoring these blogs were each awarded a 2018 Linguistics Undergraduate Research Award (LURA 2018) for innovative work in a linguistics course at CU Boulder. Students in introductory as well as advanced courses were considered for the award. Nominated by faculty, GPTIs, and TAs, award winners were asked to create a short blog about their research. This project was supported by the ASSETT Faculty Fellows Program.

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Emoji Prediction

Can you tell from a text whether the writer is happy? Angry? Disappointed? Can you... Read more
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Pragmatic Skills in Individuals with Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome demonstrate an intricate profile of strengths and limitations in pragmatic aspects... Read more
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Gender without Bodies

I have loved the film Her since I first saw it in the winter of... Read more
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Vowel Quality and Singing Style

Have you ever listened to a musician singing and then been surprised by their accent... Read more
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Does Our Perspective on Time Influence the Memories we Recall?

English speakers take two perspectives on time, which are reflected in how we talk about... Read more
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Nasalization of Vowels in French Second Language English

French speakers of English are often perceived as having very nasal speech when they speak... Read more
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Height and Dating: A Critique of Inexact Statistics

Though data-driven academics often insist that the heart of science is raw numbers, the truth... Read more
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Racial Stereotypes in my Childhood Film

As children, we often do not notice how we are socialized into ideologies of race... Read more
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Orange Caligula and Euphemism

Euphemism is a linguistic tool used to communicate with indirect means, generally around a topic... Read more
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Revitalizing the Lakota Language

It is no secret that traditions and cultures of different peoples fade away over time... Read more
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Colorado Linguistics: AAVE and CE in South Park

With media permeating our everyday lives, we are exposed to cultures and ideas that we... Read more
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Underlying Musical Tones in Navajo

My grant proposal for the class Languages of the World seeks to understand the relationship... Read more
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Furry Culture and an 'Endearing' Register

If you have heard of furries, the first thing you may think of is probably... Read more
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Race and Gender: How Men Speak About Women

Men discuss terminology specific to women in different ways, depending on how they identify. By... Read more