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Abigail Amick and Paul Roberge at 30th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference

April 29, 2024

Abigail (Abbie) Amick and Paul Roberge each presented talks at the 30th Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, hosted at Indiana University Bloomington. Abbie presented “Pitch accent adaptation in speech islands: the case of Texas German,” and Paul presented “Caste nomenclature in the Cape Dutch vernacular: Imposition, appropriation, reclamation.”

Mónica López-Vázquez in Quality and Quantity

April 22, 2024

An article by Mónica López-Vázquez (MA 2022, current PhD student in Romance Studies, Hispanic Linguistics concentration), “A Comprehensive Examination of Emoji Usage in Mexican Spanish WhatsApp Corpus: A Mixed-Methods Linguistic Approach,” has been accepted for publication in Quality and Quantity.

Misha Becker in Language Acquisition

April 18, 2024

An article by Misha Becker and Kristen Syrett (Rutgers University), ‘More hard words: Learning emotion and mental state adjectives from linguistic context’ has been published in Language Acquisition. The article is available online …

Elliott Moreton and Katya Pertsova in Phonology

March 25, 2024

An article by Elliott Moreton and Kayta Pertsova, “Implicit and explicit processes in phonological concept learning,” has been published in Phonology. The article is available online …

Erin Humphreys and Brian Hsu at PLC 48

March 19, 2024

Erin Humphreys and Brian Hsu presented last weekend at the 48th Penn Linguistics Conference, at the University of Pennsylvania. They presented a talk: “How much overt agreement is needed for polysynthesis? Quantitative evidence from Cherokee.”

Article by David Mora-Marín in Ancient Mesoamerica

March 19, 2024

An article by David Mora-Marín, “The duplication diacritic: A case study of variation and change in Mayan writing” has been published in Ancient Mesoamerica. The article is available online …

Jen Smith in Barcelona

February 5, 2024

Jen Smith gave a keynote address at the workshop “Nominal Inflection and Word Formation at the Phonology-Morphology Interface” (NoWPhoMo), held at the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona in late January.  She also gave a colloquium talk in the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics at the University of Barcelona, on implementing a stratified-lexicon analysis of loanword phonology in Harmonic Grammar. Her presentations reviewed …

Lucas Adelino and Caitlin Smith at NELS 54

January 29, 2024

Lucas Adelino and Caitlin Smith presented last weekend at the 54th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, hosted at MIT. They presented a poster: “Height harmony and nasal vowels: An argument for agreement by correspondence.”

Brian Hsu receives IAH Faculty Fellowship for Spring 2024

December 6, 2023

Brian Hsu has been awarded an Institute for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Fellowship for the Spring 2024 semester. During the fellowship, he will pursue his project “Principled Probability in Language,” on the modeling of probabilistic word order patterns in formal syntactic theory…

Special courses for Spring 2024

October 30, 2023

In the spring 2024 semester, the linguistics department will offer several courses of special interest (less frequent or Special Topics courses). This includes the following classes …

UNC linguists at 2023 Annual Meeting on Phonology

October 23, 2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting on Phonology, hosted online this past weekend, featured a presentation by professor Katya Pertsova, alumus Brandon Prickett (BA 2014, MA 2015), and current BA/MA student Esther Chen. They presented a poster: “Effects of frequency and distribution on learning defaults”

Jarem Saunders at SIGMORPHON 2023

August 26, 2023

Recent MA graduate Jarem Saunders presented his work at the Twentieth SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Phonology, Morphology, and Phonetics, held in Toronto. The proceedings paper for his talk is available online …

Mónica López-Vázquez invited talk at UNAM

August 22, 2023

Mónica López-Vázquez gave an invited presentation this summer in the Seminar of Linguistics Engineering at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM). She presented …

Jamilläh Rodriguez appointed as Assistant Professor

August 18, 2023

After two years in our department as a postdoctoral scholar, Jamilläh Rodriguez is continuing in the Department of Linguistics as an Assistant Professor. Congratulations and welcome back, Jamilläh!

Mike Terry to teach at the 2023 LSA Summer Institute

January 23, 2023

Mike Terry will teach a 4-week class, Introduction to African American English, at the 2023 Linguistic Society of America Summer Institute, hosted this year by the University of Massachusetts Amherst …