ASAL 29 program announced

The program for the 29th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, to be held April 9-11 here at UWM, has been announced. The program features several UWM linguists and recent alumni:

Zafer Lababidi and Hanyong Park
Perceptual Mapping between Arabic and English Consonants

Juman Al Bukhari
Gapping in Jordanian Arabic

Dola Algady
The acquisition of relative clauses: How do second language learners of Arabic do it?

Pattillo to present at ALT

Kelsie Pattillo (UWM Linguistics Ph.D. 2014) will present a paper entitled “Body part extensions: Re-examining how languages extend terms from one body part to another” at the 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. ALT, held biennially, is the world’s preeminent linguistic typology conference. This year’s meeting will be held Aug 1-3 at the University of New Mexico. Congratulations, Kelsie!

McClure a semifinalist for UW System-wide essay scholarship

This morning’s announcements from Provost Britz bring the news that Jasmine McClure, an Anthropology and Linguistics major, is one of UWM’s three semifinalists for the UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. The competition asks essayists to write about the intersections between their science and humanities courses; three winners will receive $2,000 scholarships. Congratulations and good luck, Jazz!

Loosen in Language

UWM English/Linguistics MA alumna Suzanne Loosen has published an article in the Teaching Linguistics section of the latest issue of Language. The article describes her experiences designing and teaching a linguistics elective course for high school students at the Milwaukee School of Languages.