June 2, 2021
CLS member Nadine Grimm has a new book out
A grammar of Gyeli offers a grammatical description of the Ngòló variety of Gyeli, an endangered Bantu (A80) language spoken by 4,000-5,000 "Pygmy" hunter-gatherers in southern Cameroon. It is couched in a form-to-function approach and covers all levels of language, ranging from Gyeli phonology to its information structure and complex clauses. In 2019, the grammar received the Pāṇini Award by the Association for Linguistic Typology.
May 3, 2021
Call for Working Papers
We are soliciting contributions for Volume 9 of University of Rochester Working Papers in the Language Sciences (URWPLS). URWPLS is published by MIT Working Papers in Linguistics.
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March 22, 2021
Deep artificial neural networks reveal a distributed cortical network encoding propositional sentence-level meaning
CLS members Scott Grimm and Rajeev Raizada have are co-authors on a new paper in the Journal of Neuroscience. The paper provides evidence that "sentence-level information [about meaning] is encoded throughout a cortical network, rather than in a single region”.
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What is CLS?
The Center for Language Sciences is an umbrella organization at the University of Rochester that brings together faculty, postdocs, and graduate students who conduct research on any aspect of human language as a vehicle for active interdisciplinary work. CLS fosters research and activities that reach across a very broad group of disciplines. Some of its primary disciplines are linguistics, psychology, philosophy, computer science, data science, psychology, cognitive science, music theory, neuroscience, and engineering, covering a wide research focus and range of interests. CLS is a continually evolving organization with a history of serving as a platform for training students and postdocs in interdisciplinary research and enhancing collaborations among members. Our strength is in our diversity, our breadth, and the quality of our connections, collaborations and research.
Director, Center for Language Sciences
Opportunties for Graduate Students
Graduate degrees at the Masters and PhD levels are available through individual departments. The CLS serves as a platform to support interdepartmental PhD degrees that focus on interdisciplinary work and training. These interdepartmental degrees have primary department, where a student is admitted and affiliated, and secondary department in another CLS related field.
Learn more about Doctoral and Masters programs in the departments associated with the CLS.