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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 …

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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.”

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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…

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David Mora-Marín, Meg Fletcher, Elizabeth Gorman in Journal of Historical Linguistics

November 29, 2023 |

An article by David Mora-Marín, Meg Fletcher (MA 2020, now Ph.D student at University of Georgia), and Elizabeth Gorman (BA 2018), “Lexico-semantic stability in the anatomical domain in the Mayan language family,” has been published in the Journal of Historical Linguistics …

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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 …

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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”

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Brian Ladd accepted to Virtual Student Federal Service Internship Program

September 7, 2023 |

Alumnus Brian Ladd (MA 2020), currently a Ph.D student at North Carolina State University, has been accepted in the Virtual Student Federal Service Internship Program at the United States Department of State. Congratulations, Brian!

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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 …

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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 …

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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!

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