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Brian Hsu in Language and Linguistics Compass

September 16, 2022

An article by Brian Hsu, “Gradient symbolic representations in Harmonic Grammar” has been published in Language and Linguistics Compass. The published version is available on the journal’s website; an open access submitted version is available on Lingbuzz.

Justin Pinta begins position at Mississippi State University

September 14, 2022

Justin Pinta (MA 2013) has accepted and begun a faculty position as an assistant professor of Spanish Linguistics at Mississippi State University. After receiving his MA in Linguistics at UNC, he completed his doctoral work at the Ohio State University (Ph.D 2022). Congratulations, Justin!

Dylan Elliott to Megaputer Intelligence

August 23, 2022

Recent graduate Dylan Elliott (MA 2022) started a job this summer as a computational linguist at Megaputer Intelligence. Congratulations, Dylan!

Becky Butler helps secure $900,000 grant for Southeast Asian studies

August 2, 2022

Becky Butler and an interdisciplinary team of UNC researchers have won a $900,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation for “Bringing Southeast Asia Home,” an initiative that will expand the study of Southeast Asia and its languages at UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC System …

Amy Reynolds’ successful dissertation defense

May 16, 2022

Last week, Amy Reynolds successfully defended her Ph.D dissertation, “Consonant Cluster Simplification Patterns in Refugee English Revisited: Karen English in the United States.” Her committee includes David Mora-Marín as chair, Jennifer L. Smith, Misha Becker, Robin Dodsworth (NCSU), and Walt Wolfram (NCSU). Congratulations, Amy!

Caitlin Smith presents at WCCFL 40

May 16, 2022

Caitlin Smith presented last weekend at the 40th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 40), hosted virtually by Stanford University. She presented a talk, “Typological asymmetries in underapplication opacity: A gestural account,” with co-author Charlie O’Hara (University of Michigan).

Trey Anthony presents at LASPRL 3

May 9, 2022

Trey Anthony recently presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Language Attitudes toward Spanish, Portuguese, and Related Languages, hosted virtually at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He presented a talk, “Perceptions of Inclusive Language among Spanish-language Educators in Spain and Mexico.” 

David Mora-Marín in Nature Communications

March 30, 2022

Prof. David Mora-Marín has been contributing to a multidisciplinary study of the movement of human populations and genes, linguistic traits, and cultigens between South America and Middle America …

UNC linguists at SSILA 2022

January 27, 2022

Several UNC linguists and alumni presented at this year’s meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) …

Katya Pertsova at FASL 30

May 18, 2021

Katya Pertsova presented this past weekend at the 30th annual meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL), hosted virtually at MIT …

New book by Ph.D alumna Yu Li

May 12, 2021

Our 2007 Ph.D alumna Yu Li, currently an assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University, recently published a book, The Chinese Writing System in Asia: An Interdisciplinary Perspective …

UNC linguists at CLS 57

May 6, 2021

A couple of UNC linguistics students and alumni are presenting this week at the 57th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society. They are presenting the following …

UNC linguists at WCCFL 39

April 12, 2021

Several UNC linguistics students, faculty, and alumni presented this weekend at the 39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, hosted virtually by the University of Arizona. They presented …

Yiwen Peng’s successful MA thesis defense

April 9, 2021

Yiwen Peng has successfully defended his MA thesis, “The constituency and syntactic projections of classifiers in Mandarin Chinese.” His committee includes Brian Hsu (chair), Misha Becker, and Michael Terry. Congratulations, Yiwen!

Jennifer Smith in Linguistic Inquiry

March 29, 2021

An article by Jennifer Smith, “Some Formal Implications of Deletion Saltation,” has been accepted for publication in Linguistic Inquiry. Both the “just accepted” version and its eventual published version are available …