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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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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.” 

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Sean Foley to Ph.D program at University of Southern California

April 7, 2022 |

Second-year MA student Sean Foley has accepted an admissions offer to the linguistics Ph.D program at the University of Southern California, where he will begin this fall. Congratulations, Sean!

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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 …

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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) …

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UNC linguists at the 2022 LSA annual meeting

January 27, 2022 |

Some current UNC linguists and alumni presented at the this year’s Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. They presented the following …

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Linguistics to co-host 13th Workshop of the Association for Written Language and Literacy

October 15, 2021 |

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PhD Students Receive ARPA Graduate Degree Completion Grants

September 22, 2021 |

Our legacy PhD students Amy Reynolds and Jennifer Boehm both received ARPA graduate degree completion grants to complete their dissertations…

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