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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 …

Jamilläh Rodriguez in Linguistic Discovery

November 21, 2022

An article by Jamilläh Rodriguez and Lee Bickmore (SUNY Albany), “Cophonologies and upper-lower tone register mapping in Copala Triqui” has been published in Linguistic Discovery. The published open-access article is available …

Katya Pertsova in Morphology

October 25, 2022

An article by Katya Pertsova, “A case for a binary feature underlying clusivity: the possibility of ABA,” has been published in Morphology. The published article is available …

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.”