Yale Linguistics welcomes three new members to the Department this semester. Welcome to all!
For the last few years, Yale linguistics participated in the New Haven Reads Spelling Bee. Last year, we were eliminated in the final round (with the Australian work quokka). This year, the Yale Linguistics Team LingBuzz were victorious! Congratulations to all our participants!
Yale’s Linguistics Department, in conjunction with Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) hosted a free webinar for prospective graduate students. Students and faculty from the department discussed the admissions process, life in the department, research opportunities, and living in New Haven. The webinar was recorded and is now available for later viewing here.
We are excited to work with Caitlyn Antal, Marisha Evans, Randi Martinez, and Jared Sharp as they pursue their graduate studies!
Sean’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Raffaella Zanuttini, investigates the accusativus cum infinitivo construction in Latin.
Faculty members Claire Bowern, María Piñango, and Jim Wood and PhD candidate Rikker Dockum will be holding a panel discussion on the issue of reproducibility.
American Sign Languages will be taught at the L1 and L2 levels during the upcoming Spring Term by Jessica Tanner.
Graduate students from Stony Brook University, NYU, and CUNY came to Yale University’s main campus in New Haven, Connecticut.
Interested candidates for a tenure-track junior position should submit an application online by December 1, 2017.
The 2017 Stony Brook–Yale–NYU–CUNY conference will be held at Yale’s Dunham Laboratory.
Scholars from a wide range of institutions and disciplines came to Yale to discuss the cognitive foundations of variation and change in meaning.
We are delighted to welcome Samuel Andersson, Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, and Randi Martinez to our department!
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.