Claire Bowern adds an article on the origins of Pama-Nyungan to The Conversation.
In the Media
Media articles that report on achievements or publications from our faculty and staff, as well as media articles written by departmentmental members.
A lesson by Claire Bowern on the basics of historical linguistics and the origins of the English language has been turned into a TedEd animation. Watch and listen to the animation to see English has evolved through generations of speakers. (Director: Patrick Smith; Narrator: Addison Anderson.)
Katie Martin (Yale ‘18) published a Slate article called “How ‘Sounding White’ Helps Get You Ahead—on Film and in Real Life”. The piece is about linguistic prejudice and also talks a little bit about the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project, which Katie contributed to.
Emily Finn (Yale ‘09) published a NYTimes article called “How I learned to stop worrying and love linguistics”.
Historical Linguist Claire Bowern was one of the contributing experts on WNYC’s postcast RadioLab, in their “Asking for a Friend” segment. She, along with Wilbur Cross Medalist and Yale Alum Sally Thomason, answered questions about how far back in time one can go to find a word that is unchanged, that would be understandable to people far in the past.
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.
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.
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.