The Department of Linguistics recently held a symposium celebrating the retirement of Professor Emeritus Steve Anderson.
The event, a fundraiser for New Haven Reads, is 7-9pm (doors open at 6) on Friday, October 21, at the Yale School of Management.
We are delighted to have Sarah Babinski (Swarthmore ’16), Yiding Hao (UChicago ’15), Dan Schwennicke (Oxford ’16), and Andy Zhang (Yale ’15) join our department.
Two students, Shawntel Barreiro and Amber Lopez, will be working in the department this summer as part of The Leadership Alliance Mellon Initiative. They will be doing language documentation and historical work on the Algonquian languages of Southern New England under the supervision of Claire Bowern.
[Updated April 18, 2016]
On two Fridays, April 15 and April 22, Yale linguistics graduate students in their second and third years will give talks based on their qualifying papers. These papers, one of which is required in each of the second and third years and which cover two different areas of linguistics, represent significant original research culminating in a work of publishable quality.
His dissertation, Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective, examines the derivational relationships among the several types of wh-questions in Shona.
The Department of Linguistics is happy to announce that Claire Bowern and the Historical and Pama-Nyungan Lab will be hosting a second annual ‘grammar boot camp’ in July 2016. Over the course of four weeks, participants will work collaboratively to produce a sketch grammar of an Australian Aboriginal language, using an extensive database of field notes and recordings.
The Yale University Department of Linguistics is proud to welcome four graduate students who begin their doctoral studies this fall. They were inducted into the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the matriculation ceremony on August 27, 2015, and each brings a unique set of background interests and scholarly experience that will enrich our department for years to come.
“Hornucopia: A workshop honoring Laurence R. Horn” will take place November 6-7, 2015, at Sterling Memorial Library.
The fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages workshop (FASAL 5) takes place this weekend, April 11-12.
Phonology in the Northeast will take place Saturday, April 4th.
The fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages workshop (FASAL 5) will take place April 11-12.
Welcome to Faruk Akkuʂ (Boğaziçi ’12, ’14), Parker Brody (Kentucky ’08, ’14), Martin Fuchs (Buenos Aires ’13), Chris Geissler (Swarthmore ’13), and Josh Phillips (UNSW ’11)!
We look forward to welcoming an international group of linguists to Yale to discuss the phonetics and phonology of indigenous languages spoken in Mexico and Central America.
Our seniors will be presenting their senior essays in April and graduating in May!
These students will solve linguistics puzzles, hoping to earn a place on the US team at the International Linguistics Olympiad.
SYNC 2013 will be held this Saturday, 12/7, in room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.
The symposium will be held Saturday, November 16, co-sponsored by the departments of philosophy, cogntive science, and linguistics.
Speakers for the Oct. 17 workshop include Magdalena Kaufmann, Shigeru Miyagawa, Miok Pak, Paul Portner, and Raffaella Zanuttini.
Yale will host the SYNC mini-conference on December 7, 2013. We solicit abstracts before the October 1 deadline.
We are delighted to have Rikker Dockum (Dartmouth ’07), Luke Lindemann (Pomona ’09), Patrick Patterson (Kansas ’13), and Matt Tyler (Cambridge ’13) join our department.
The conference will be April 4-6, 2014, with abstracts due November 4, 2013.
This week, the senior undergraduate students in the department begin their final project presentations as they get set for graduation.
The Yale University Linguistics Department was pleased to welcome back to campus its distinguished alumna Sally Thomason ‘68 (Linguistics PhD) University of Michigan. Professor Thomason was honored by the Yale Graduate School with its Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal. To make the occasion, Professor Thomason gave a talk on her work (see title and abstract below) on Thursday, October 11th, 2012.