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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 …

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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 …

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UNC linguists at 2022 Annual Meeting on Phonology

October 25, 2022 |

Several UNC linguists and alumni presented last week at the 2022 Annual Meeting on Phonology, hosted at UCLA. They presented the following works …

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Jennifer Smith promoted to Full Professor

August 10, 2022 |

The department congratulates Jennifer Smith, who has been promoted to the rank of Professor. Congratulations, Jen!

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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 …

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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!

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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).

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