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!
In the Media
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.
The award “honors faculty members at Convocation for their exemplary qualities as mentors.”
As a Presidential Visiting Fellow, Stephanie has spent the past year at Yale teaching the Mohegan language and raising interest in language revitalization.
In just three minutes, Dolly explained to audiences how we use our sense of touch to help us hear and understand speech.
The ASL pilot program proves to be a resounding success as all spots in Jessica Tanner’s introductory-level course are filled.
Two linguists were honored at this year’s Yale University Commencement.
She is one of several authors on an article in Nature about the genomic history of Aboriginal Australia, and her contributions to that paper were profiled in Science.
The Yale linguistics department is conducting searches for two faculty positions during this academic year. One is a tenured Professor-level appointment in either semantics/pragmatics or phonetics/experimental phonology, the other an Assistant/Associate Professor position potentially in one of these areas but open to candidates in other fields as well. Details can be found at the following announcements for the senior and junior positions.
Yale Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Jason Zentz has been published in two conference proceedings papers. His article “Bantu Wh-agreement and the Case against Probe Impoverishment” appears in the Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL). The second, “Morphological evidence for a movement analysis of adverbial clauses” is published by the Chicago Linguistics Society.
YGDP was featured in articles in the Boston Globe, the Columbus Dispatch, and on Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog.
The profile focuses on Jason’s work on wh-questions in Bantu languages.
Professor Raffaella Zanuttini and Associate Professor Claire Bowern have recently written op-ed articles for a number of media outlets.
The LSA Member Spotlight highlights the interests and accomplishments of Claire Bowern.
ABC Goldfields runs a story on Andy Zhang’s fieldwork on Tjupan, an extension of his work in the Yale Linguistics Grammar Group.
Positive anymore, drama so, needs washed, multiple modals, and negative concord are among the phenomena highlighted.
Yale Grammatical Diversity Project gets recognition on National Grammar Day.
Maria Piñango and Ashwini Deo, along with colleagues in Statistics and Probability and at the Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center have been awarded an NSF grant.