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)!
Field Linguistics & Language Documentation
ABC Goldfields runs a story on Andy Zhang’s fieldwork on Tjupan, an extension of his work in the Yale Linguistics Grammar Group.
Congrats to Emily, who will be Visiting Assistant Professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College this fall!
He will spend the summer working to document Tjupan, a highly endangered Wati langauge.
Congrats on your new position, Emily!
After graduating last May, Amalia has spent this academic year doing fieldwork on Máíhɨ̃ki in Peru. In the fall she will continue this research at UC Berkeley.
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.
These students will solve linguistics puzzles, hoping to earn a place on the US team at the International Linguistics Olympiad.
Several members of the department will be giving talks, presenting posters, and receiving awards.
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.
Slides for her course on language documentation methodology are now available online.
Yale Linguistics is happy to announce the promotions of Claire Bowern to Tenure, and Ashwini Deo and Gaja Jarosz to Associate Professor. Congratulations!
Claire Bowern’s grammar of Bardi will be awarded an honorable mention by the Association for Linguistic Typology.
Assistant Professor Ashwini Deo has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER grant, the Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.
This week, the senior undergraduate students in the department begin their final project presentations as they get set for graduation.
Dr. Claire Bowern, along with colleagues Joyce McDonough and Katherine Kelliher have recently published a paper in the Journal of the International Phonetic Association.
PhD Student Emily Gasser will be presenting her work this week at the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC).
Emily Gasser is spending the fall semester in the field to document Wamesa, an endangered Austronesian language with approximately 5000 speakers on the eastern Bird’s Head of West Papua, Indonesia. While Wamesa is more widely spoken than many other languages of the area, younger speakers are switching over to Papuan Malay for daily use. With research funding from the NSF, Emily plans to spend a total of seven months recording the language in order to produce a grammar and dictionary of the language.