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Sammy Andersson receives the 2023 Victoria Fromkin Memorial Prize Award for Student Excellence in Phonology

Our very own Sammy Andersson is the recipient of the 2023 Victoria Fromkin Memorial Prize Award for Student Excellence in Phonology from the Linguistic Society of America!

The LSA Committee of Phonologists reported that they took into consideration the originality, breadth, and productivity of research in phonology of each nominated candidate. Their decision to award Samuel Andersson this year was unanimous.

Sigríður Sæunn publishes a paper in Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði [Icelandic language and general linguistics]

Sigríður Sæunn Sigurðardóttir published a paper entitled, “’Haf góðan dag’ Um uppkomu nýrrar kveðju út frá hugmyndum um talgjörðir” [‘Have a nice day’ The emergence of a new leave-taking term in Icelandic in the light of Speech Act Theory] in Íslenskt mál og almenn málfræði 41.-42The paper is on the leave-taking term Hafðu góðan dag (‘Have a nice day (ACC)’), which has become prominent in Modern Icelandic but has been prescriptively deemed “improper Icelandic” due to its being influenced by English Have

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