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Jennifer Boehm, Amy Reynolds, Becky Butler featured in Endeavors

June 18, 2020 |

Recent work by Amy Reynolds, Jennifer Boehm, and Becky Butler with the Karen community has been featured in an article in Endeavors, the UNC Research magazine. The article delves into their collaboration with local Karen youth to document …

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Erin Chesson’s successful MA thesis defense

June 17, 2020 |

Erin Chesson has successfully defended her MA thesis, “Heritage speaker use of pro-drop and verbal agreement morphology in Tigrinya.” Her committee includes Misha Becker (chair), Abbas Benmamoun (Duke University), and Brian Hsu. Congratulations, Erin!

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Katya Pertsova and Misha Becker in Language Learning and Development

June 17, 2020 |

A paper by Katya Pertsova and Misha Becker, “In support of phonological bias in implicit learning,” has recently been accepted for publication in Language Learning and Development.

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Elliott Moreton paper in Proceedings of SCiL (2020)

May 27, 2020 |

A paper by Elliott Moreton appeared earlier this spring in the Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, Volume 3. The paper, “Evolving constraints and rules in Harmonic Grammar” is available online …

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Jennifer Smith in the 2020 Proceedings of the LSA

May 18, 2020 |

A paper by Jennifer Smith, “From experiment results to a constraint hierarchy with the ‘Rank Centrality’ algorithm” has appeared in the latest volume of the Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America. The paper is available online …

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Article by David Mora-Marín in Ancient Mesoamerica

May 18, 2020 |

A paper by David Mora-Marín, “THE CASCAJAL BLOCK: NEW LINE DRAWING, DISTRIBUTIONAL ANALYSIS, AND ORTHOGRAPHIC PATTERNS” has appeared in Ancient Mesoamerica. The paper can be found online …

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David Mora-Marín presents at NARNiHS at KFLC

May 8, 2020 |

David Mora-Marín gave a paper presentation on April 18 at the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics 2020 Research Incubator. His talk “Prerequisites for A Historical Sociolinguistics of Ancient Mayan Hieroglyphic Texts” was delivered…

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Ivy Hauser accepts position at UT Arlington

March 14, 2020 |

Ivy Hauser (BA 2012) has accepted an assistant professor position in the Department of Linguistics & TESOL at the University of Texas at Arlington, to begin in Fall 2020. After receiving her BA in Linguistics at UNC, she completed her doctoral work at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (Ph.D 2019). Congratulations, Ivy!

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Jennifer Smith at Georgetown Linguistics

February 10, 2020 |

On February 7, Jennifer Smith gave two invited presentations in the Georgetown University Department of Linguistics: a Friday Speaker Series colloquium talk “Core-periphery structure and productivity in Japanese phonology,” and a PhonLab group talk “Category-specific phonology in an artificial-language paradigm.”

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UNC linguists at the 2020 meetings of LSA, ADS, SCIL, SSILA

January 6, 2020 |

A number of UNC linguistics students, faculty, and alumni presented last week at the 2020 meetings of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), American Dialect Society (ADS), Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCIL), and Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) in New Orleans. They presented the following works …

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