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Aaron White at NELS 48

October 24, 2017

Aaron will be presenting his paper "The role of veridicality and factivity in clause selection" on October 27 at the 48th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.

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Peter Guekguezian at ICAL XI

October 2, 2017

Peter will be presenting his paper "Unmarked Locatives in Western Armenian" at the XI International Conference on Armenian Linguistics (ICAL) in Yerevan, Armenia at the National Academy of Sciences on October 4.

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Joint PhD program applications open

October 2, 2017

Applications for a fully-funded joint PhD program in Linguistics focusing on cross-disciplinary training and collaboration are open. See our PhD program page for details

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Maya Abtahian on WXXI's Connections with Evan Dawson

September 28, 2017

Maya was on Connections with Evan Dawson today talking about the Rochester accent and language change in general. The full show, as well as a clip, are available on Weekend Connections.

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Aaron White to teach two courses at ESSLLI 2017 in Toulouse

July 24, 2017

Aaron will be teaching two courses at the European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information at the University of Tolouse this week. The first is an introductory course on Unsupervised methods for linguistic data, and the second is an advanced course on Computational lexical semantics, which he is coteaching with Kyle Rawlins (Department of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University).

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Joyce McDonough to Visiting Professorships in China

May 29, 2017

Joyce will be giving a series of lectures on her work at Nanjing Technical University in Nanjing and Minzu University in Beijing, May-June 2017.

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Labex EFL Chaire Internationale 2017, Université Paris Diderot

April 24, 2017

Labex EFL Chaire Internationale 2017, Université Paris Diderot 

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Greg Carlson named Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America

January 24, 2017

Greg Carlson, Professor of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Director of the Center for the Language Sciences (CLS) has been named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). As stated below, "LSA Fellows are recognized annually for their 'distinguished contributions to the discipline'. Previously inducted LSA Fellows include Noam Chomsky, William Labov, Steven Pinker and Calvert Watkins."

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University of Rochester Professor Emeritus and noted Lithuanian linguist Dr. Antanas Klimas passes away at age 92

September 28, 2016

Professor Emeritus Antanas Klimas passed away on September 18, 2016 at age 92. Dr. Klimas was a member of faculty from 1957 until 1989. Among Dr. Klimas' notable scholarly achievements was the publication of the first English language grammar of Lithuanian.

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Conversations on linguistics and politics with Noam Chomsky

April 18, 2016

Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics, emeritus, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the University’s Distinguished Visiting Humanist. Chomsky, an esteemed linguist, philosopher, political commentator, and activist, will meet with students and faculty this week. In advance of his visit, Jeffrey Runner, Chair of the Department of Linguistics, and Theodore Brown, Professor of History and Charles E. and Dale L. Phelps Professor of Public Health and Policy, talked with Chomsky about his seminal works in linguistics and politics.

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Q&A: The man who invented Dothraki

April 7, 2016

Linguist David Peterson, best known for creating the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones, will discuss the craft of creating new languages at a talk April 13.

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Joyce McDonough and Doug Whalen publish “Taking the Laboratory into the Field,” in the inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Linguistics

February 27, 2015

Univeristy of Rochester's own Joyce McDonough and Doug Whalen (CUNY and Yale University's Haskins Laboratories) published their review, "Taking the Laboratory into the Field," in the inagural volume (January 2015) of the Annual Review of Linguistics. For more information on the Annual Review of Linguisticvisit the publication's website

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Wil Rankinen's article, "The Michigan Upper Peninsula English Vowel System in Finnish American Communities in Marquette County," appears in the journal American Speech

January 19, 2015

University of Rochester's own Wil Rankinen had his article, "The Michigan Upper Peninsula English Vowel System in Finnish American Communities in Marquette County," published in the Fall 2014 issue of American Speech, 89 (3), 312-347. 

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