News & Events

  • Dear Colleagues,
     
    I am pleased to be able to announce the recipients of this year’s Neukom Institute CompX Faculty Grants. It was a very difficult decision process with over 1M$ in total requests. I wish I could have funded many more. That said, thanks again to George Morris and the entire Research Computing group. Their continued engagement with so many diverse computational projects has enabled the NI CompX funding to go further. I encourage all of you with computational...

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  • Dartmouth linguistics alum Nick Williams '07 has been awarded a 3-year post-doctoral fellowship to work on the NSF project titled "Grammar and multilingual practices through the lens of everyday interaction in two endangered languages in the East Tukano family" (Kristine S. Stenzel and Barbara A. Fox, co-PIs). He will be conducting research in the Amazon on two understudied languages, Kotiria and Wa'ikhana.

  • Welcome Neukom Postdoctoral Fellow:

    Dr. Hilaria Cruz -- I am a field linguist and a native speaker of San Juan Quiahije Chatino (SJQ), an endangered Zapotecan language spoken in Oaxaca, Mexico. I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. My research project is entitled “Chatino, from Oral to Written to Digital: Using Technology to Expedite Transcription, Annotation, and Translation of the Chatino Language.” My work as a Neukom Fellow will create a speech...

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  • Dartmouth Linguistics alum Kalina Newmark '11 was interviewed by Yukon CBC radio about her involvement in a National Science Foundation grant on Native American English. The NSF grant project began at Dartmouth when Kalina was a sophomore. Kalina and another student, Nacole Walker '11, conducted a research project during LING 17...

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  • Shifting Accents & Evolving Competence: What Second Dialect Acquisition Reveals About the (Socio)linguistic System
    Lecturer: Jennifer Nycz. Linguistics Department, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
    Thursday, October 27, 2016, Dartmouth...

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  • NI Funding Opportunities:

    1. The CompX Faculty Program: Once again we will be looking for proposals as part of our "CompX" program that provides seed funding (up to 40k) for innovative work with a computational component. Details of the application process can be found here http://neukom.dartmouth.edu/programs/compx-grants.html. Also, if you click on "Faculty Opportunities" you can find previously funded projects....
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  • Nate Severance '12 recently received a National Science Foundation grant for his research on languages of Burkina Faso. Nate is currently a PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Oregon. This three-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship will enable him to build on his initial Burkina Faso field project (2014-15) by returning to Africa for more fieldwork and data analysis.

  • Two Dartmouth Linguistics students presented their research at the 2016 Harvard Undergraduate Linguistics Conference April 9-10. Maggie Baird '18 presented a talk on Gulmancema word-final vowel deletion and reduction. Emily Grabowski '18 presented a phonetic study of vowel length and tone in Gulmancema. Both of these research projects began during Prof. Laura McPherson's LING 35 Field Methods class in fall 2015. See the...

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  • Linguistics alumnae Kalina Newmark '11 and Nacole Walker '11 were guest hosts on a nationwide Native American radio show discussing their NSF-funded research on Native American English dialect features. The research began as a student project in a 2010 sociolinguistics class at Dartmouth. Kalina and Nacole co-hosted a one-hour call-in program on the radio show "Native America Calling" (March 31, 2015). Other linguistics students who have been involved in the research project include Maggie...

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  • Nine Dartmouth students, alums, and professors presented research in Chicago at New Ways of Analyzing Variation-43, October 23-26, 2014. Anna Driscoll '16 and Emma Lape '16 presented a paper about their field research on the Northern Cities Vowel Shift in Syracuse. Sydney Allard '16, Zach Cooper '17, Kalina Newmark '11, Maggie Seawright '17, and Nacole Walker '11 presented their research on prosody in Native American English. Professors Jim Stanford and Sravana Reddy also presented...

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