Department Events

Graduate students to present at Qualifying Paper Symposia

[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.

Second annual "grammar boot camp" for advanced undergraduates accepting applications

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. 

Yale Linguistics welcomes new cohort of graduate students

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.

Wilbur Cross Medal Talk

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.

Phylogenetics Workshop

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Charles Nunn (Harvard EEB), Erich Round (UQ), and Claire Bowern (Yale)

The aim of the workshop is to present an overview of methods and showcase recent work in the area. More details will be provided a bit closer to the time.

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