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Recent Linguistics News

  • Annual Conference on African Linguistics 53

    Annual Conference on African Linguistics 53

    The Department of Linguistics at the University of California San Diego is pleased to host the 53rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 53) online on April 7-9, 2022.
  • Cantonese: New Heritage Language Class

    Cantonese: New Heritage Language Class

    New course - Fall 2021

    LIHL118: Cantonese for Cantonese Speakers

    Cantonese for Cantonese speakers is a heritage language course designed for students who speak and comprehend Cantonese within their family and community but wish to improve their reading and writing, their communicative and sociocultural competence and their analytic understanding of the language.

    Fall 2021
    Tues & Thurs 2:00-3:20pm

    Instructor: Areana Chen

  • Marc Garellek promoted to Professor

    Marc Garellek promoted to Professor

    Dr. Marc Garellek, who joined our department as an assistant professor in 2013 after receiving his Ph.D. from UCLA, has been promoted to Professor starting July 1, 2021. Congratulations to Marc for this major achievement in such a short amount of time!
  • $400K NSF grant awarded

    $400K NSF grant awarded

    Sarah Creel (PI, Cognitive Science), Marc Garellek (Co-PI, Linguistics), and Will Styler (Co-PI, Linguistics) have been awarded a $400K grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate listeners' perceptions of their own speech in order to better understand the relationship between speech perception and production. Congratulations to Sarah, Marc, and Will!
  • Ivano Caponigro has a new book out

    Ivano Caponigro has a new book out

    Faculty member Ivano Caponigro just published Headless Relative Clauses in Mesoamerican Languages, a new book by Oxford University Press that Ivano co-edited with Harold Torrence (UCLA) and Roberto Zavala Maldonado (CIESAS, Mexico). The book results from a 4-year project in which Ivano led a team of 21 scholars from Mexico, USA, Canada, and France. Together, they investigated the morpho-syntax and semantics of several varieties of headless relative clauses across 15 languages from 5 language families, all Mesoamerican but one. The project and the book were supported by grants from UC MEXUS-CONACYT, UC San Diego Social Sciences, UCLA Academic Senate, and CIESAS, Mexico.
  • Our graduate students, faculty, and alumni present at CUNY

    Our graduate students, faculty, and alumni present at CUNY

    Several of our graduate students, faculty members, and alumni presented at the 34th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, which took place virtually from March 4th to March 6th, 2021 (click on the title link for more details). Congratulations to all!
  • New Field Research Mentorship Program for linguistics majors

    New Field Research Mentorship Program for linguistics majors

    The Linguistics Field Research Lab has just launched a new Research Mentorship Program. This program pairs graduate student mentors with undergraduate research assistants for a quarter to work on linguistics field work research projects. For the inaugural quarter of the program, there are 6 graduate students mentoring 12 undergraduate RAs. More information about available projects and how to apply will be posted on the program website.
  • San Diego Linguistics Paper 8 published

    San Diego Linguistics Paper 8 published

    Issue 8 of San Diego Linguistics Paper issue 8, our online working papers series published by the Department of Linguistics at the University of California San Diego, has just been published and is freely available. It includes five papers by our graduate students, encompassing theoretical and empirical work on phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax,semantics, pragmatics, and fieldwork.
  • Michelle Yuan co-organizes WSCLA 25

    Michelle Yuan co-organizes WSCLA 25

    Faculty member Michelle Yuan co-organized the 25th "Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas" (WSCLA) together with Dr. Mike Barrie (Sogang University). WSCLA brings together linguists who conduct research on indigenous languages of the Americas in order to exchange ideas across theories, language families, generations of scholars, and across the communities who are involved in language maintenance and revitalization. This year, WSCLA took place virtually on May 28-30, 2021.
  • Kati Hout accepts position at LinkedIn!

    Kati Hout accepts position at LinkedIn!

    Alumnus Kati Hout (PhD 2020) has accepted a position as a Computational Linguist at LinkedIn, effective December 2020. Kati has been a member of our Phonetics, Phonology, and Field Work Groups, and successfully defended her dissertation, “Conspiratorial exceptionality: A case study of Mushunguli”, in February 2020. Congratulations, Kati!
  • Eric Baković and Leon Bergen awarded a $400K NSF grant

    Eric Baković and Leon Bergen awarded a $400K NSF grant

    Eric Baković (PI, Linguistics), Leon Bergen (Co-PI, Linguistics), and Nadia Polikarpova (Co-PI, CSE) have been awarded a $400K grant from the National Science Foundation to continue their work building a software tool to efficiently learn phonological processes directly from data. Congratulations to Eric, Leon, and Nadia!