News & Events

  • Dialect Contact and Grammaticalization in the Rise of Arabic Future Tense Markers
    Thomas Leddy-Cecere, Ph.D.
    Faculty in Sociolinguistics, Bennington College
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    4:30 pm
    Reed 108 (tentative)

    In this talk, I will describe the phenomenon of contact-induced grammaticalization (CIG) between Arabic dialects, in particular its significance as a proposed account for the development of innovative future tense markers across modern Arabic...

  • 2019 Linguistics graduates gathered for lunch with their professors at Haldeman 246. We wish them the very best in their future endeavors.

  • Marana, Ariz.
    Linguistics major modified with Asian and Middle Eastern studies
    English teaching assistant grant, South Korea

    Arista Ngodinh says the opportunity to teach English in South Korea through Fulbright next year “puts all my interests together”—particularly an interest in education and language, and in the language and culture of Korea, where she spent her junior fall as an exchange student at Seoul’s Yonsei University.

    Growing up bilingual in...

  • Sara Gupta:
    Exploring Automated methods of coding rehorticty using deep learning

    Isabelle Strong
    An acoustic sociophonetic study of dialect changes in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

    Reed Hall 108
    4:30 pm
    Tuesday, May 14, 2019


  • Monday, April 22, 2019
    Steele 007, 4:30 pm
    Why Braille is not a Tactile 'Code' for Visual Print: Evidence from Sublexical Structure

    Robert Englebretson, Rice University Dept. of Linguistics

    Previous research has overwhelmingly demonstrated that fluent reading (of visual print) relies heavily on the unconscious visual recognition of units larger than single letters and smaller than whole words. Sighted readers automatically chunk groups of letters into complex...

  • Skyler Kuczaboski '21 has created a children's book in the Ojibwe language. She created the book during Hilaria Cruz's winter term Language Revitalization class. This article in the Minneapolis The Star Tribune discusses her project.

  • Zachary Cooper '17 and Prof. Stanford presented a talk for International Mother Languages Day at the U.N. plaza, February 21, 2019. Their talk was titled "Voices that need to be heard: Collaborative research on less-commonly studied indigenous languages." Their talk was part of a workshop called "Diversity and multilingualism in the megacity," which was sponsored by NYU and the University of Cologne, and held at the German Permanent Mission to the United Nations.

  • Mamadou Diabate’s music is also speech, says linguist Laura McPherson.

    This fall, on Wednesday afternoons, the syncopated rhythms of balafons—African xylophone-like instruments—have been spilling out of Faulkner Recital Hall in the Hopkins Center for the Arts. It’s a call-and-response improvisation. In a lilting voice, Mamadou Diabate, one of...

  • The Tonal Comparative Method: Leveraging Lexical Tone in Historical Linguistics
    Rikker Dockum, Yale University, Dartmouth College '04
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 4:30 pm, Reed Hall 104
    Free and open to the public.
    Sponsored by the Program in Linguistics

    The Comparative Method (CM) is one of the primary tools of historical linguists for determining relationships between languages and reconstructing ancestor proto-languages. However, the CM has focused almost...

  • Welcome Class of 2022

    Friday, September 7, 2018, Reed 322 @ 3:00 pm