MA student Amara Sankhagowit has received a fellowship from the LSA to attend the 2015 Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Chicago. Congratulations, Amara!
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
The acquisition of relative clauses: How do second language learners of Arabic do it?
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!
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!
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.
Nick Fleisher’s article “Comparative quantifiers and negation: Implications for Scope Economy” has been published in the latest issue of Journal of Semantics.
Welcome to the Spring 2015 semester! We have a full slate of Linguistics Department colloquia scheduled this spring. You can see the full schedule here: UWM Linguistics colloquium schedule.