Alexa Braren has now been working at Yale for 45 years, and has been recognized for her long service by the university. President Salovey has published a message congratulating those who have worked for more than 25 years at Yale. A passage describing Alexa’s achievments in particular can be found on page 10 of the Yale Long-Service Recognition Yearbook for 2020.
Martín Fuchs recently graduated the PhD program with the dissertation “On the Synchrony and Diachrony of the Spanish Imperfective Domain: Contextual Modulation and Semantic Change”. In the fall, Martín will begin a postdoctoral position at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, as part of the “Time in Translation” NWO-funded project. Congratulations, Martín!
The linguistics department sends warm congratulations to all of our students graduating this year! The graduating cohort consists of Rikker Dockum, Dolly Goldenberg, and Martín Fuchs. Congratulations to all of you! While the in person celebration will happen later, a virtual celebration will be hosted on the afternoon of May 18.
Larry Horn has been elected to serve on the LSA Executive Committee for the coming three years. He will be Vice-President during 2020, President in 2021, and Past President in 2021. Yale Linguistics is delighted that Larry’s many years of outstanding service to the field are being recognized by the LSA in this way, and we are very grateful for all of the knowledge and energy that Larry brings to the department.
We send hearty congratulations to the four PhD graduates who received their doctorates at Yale’s Commencement ceremony on Monday: from L to R: Ryan Kasak, Sean Gleason, Luke Lindemann, and Alysia Harris. Their work on Mandan, Latin, Nepali, and African American English (respectively) has enriched our department and the field, and we wish them all the best.
Sean’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Raffaella Zanuttini, investigates the accusativus cum infinitivo construction in Latin.
Jason is now responsible for overseeing review processes for academic departments as well as ladder faculty tenure and appointments.
Kevin has joined Zhejiang University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Translation.
Luke spent the summer at the University of Texas at Austin, working on the Texas German Dialect Project.