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PhD student Adam Jardine presents at the bi-annual Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland, College Park!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Adam Jardine presented a talk titled "Learning tiers for long-distance phonotactics" last week at the bi-annual Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition at the University of Maryland, College Park. He also presented a poster titled "Learning Opaque Maps" co-authored UD Linguistics alum, Dr. Jane Chandlee and Professor Jeffrey Heinz.

PhD students Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Taylor Miller, Amanda Payne, Nadya Pincus, Justin Rill, and Mai Ha Vu present at the annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

At the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, held in Portland, Oregon last week, several PhD students presented their research.

Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Professor Irene Vogel, Nadya Pincus, and Taylor Miller gave a talk titled "Acquisition of creaky voice."

Taylor Miller, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Nadya Pincus, and Professor Irene Vogel presented a poster titled "The effect of focus on phonation in Northern Vietnamese tones."

Amanda Payne presented a poster titled "The Universality ofAdverb Movement Restrictions."

Nadya Pincus, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Taylor Miller, and Professor Irene Vogel. "The reliability of various phonation measurements."

Justin Rill and Mai Ha Vu presetned a poster titled "Extreme locality in Balinese complex sentences."

Professor Vogel and PhD students organize a special session on Phonation at the 2015 annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America!

Monday, January 12, 2015

The “creaky voice” or “vocal fry” voice quality, or phonation, has recently received (generally negative) attention in the media as a relatively new development in the speech of younger, typically female, speakers of American English. A Special Session on this topic was organized for the annual meeting of Linguistic Society of America in Portland, Oregon on January 10, 2015 by Professsor Irene Vogel and three PhD students (Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Nadya Pincus and Taylor Miller). The 5 papers and 6 associated posters included in the Session presented rigorous research, rather than subjective assessments and pseudo-scientific pronouncements, regarding creaky voice. The session brought together and opened dialogue among researchers interested this – and other phonation types - from a variety of perspectives including articulatory and acoustic phonetics, speech perception, sociolinguistics, segmental and prosodic phonology and phonological typology. You can find more information for the talks and posters at https://sites.google.com/site/udstresslab/lsa-special-session

2013-2014 visiting MA student Pande Sumartini wins prestigious academic award from Australia!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Pande Sumartini, a visiting MA student in the department of Linguistics and Cognitivie Science and also a FLTA in the 2013-2014 academic year, has received the very prestigious Australian Government Endeavour Award for Graduate Education. Congrats Pande!

Dr. Robin Andreasen is part of an interdiscplinary team at UD awarded an NSF grant for an international research ethics project!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dr. Robin Andreasen is a member of the eight-professor team from across four UD colleges that was recently awarded funding by the National Science Foundation for a five-year project regarding international research ethics. The team is led by Dr. Tom Powers, the director of the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy. Read more about this story in UDaily. Congrats Dr. Andreasen!

Dr. Robin Andreasen is part of the UD team that was awarded the prestigious NSF ADVANCE grant!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dr. Robin Andreasen, a professor and undergraduate director in the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, is a co-PI on the NSF ADVANCE grant recently awarded to the University of Delaware. The grant establishes a five year program which seeks to study the best ways to promote equity and diversity at research universities, with a special focus on women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read more about the ADVANCE grant in UDaily! Congratulations Dr. Andreasen!

PhD students present at the 2014 Annual Phonology Meeting!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

PhD students Iman Albadr and Adam Jardine and UD alum Dr. Jane Chandlee presented work at the 2nd annual phonology meeting at MIT. Iman's poster was titled "Vowel-Epenthesis Patterns in Najdi Arabic". Adam and Jane's poster (co-authored with prof. Jeff Heinz) was titled "Learning Repairs for Marked Structures."

David Rubio Vallejo presents at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain... and wins best student abstract award!

Friday, September 5, 2014

PhD student David Rubio Vallejo won the best student abstract award for his submission to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain. He presented his research titled "Actuality effects in Spanish" at the conference this past week.

Yugyeong Park successfully defends her dissertation!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

PhD candidate Yugyeong Park successfully defended her dissertation titled "A Grammar of Mood and Clausal Adjunction in Korean." She was advised by Prof. Satoshi Tomioka. Congratulations Dr. Park!

Kristina Strother-Garcia presents her research at the Head Start 12th National Research Conference!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PhD student Kristina-Strother Garcia presented a poster titled "Using Touchscreen Technology to Create a Comprehensive Preschool Language Assessment" at the Head Start 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood in Washington, D.C. The research was joint work with K. Ridge, P. Yust, A. Takahesu Tabori, A. Pace, R. M. Golinkoff, J. de Villiers, K. Hirsh-Pasek, and M. S. Wilson, and A. Iglesias.

Kristina Strother-Garcia presents her research at the Head Start 12th National Research Conference!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

PhD student Kristina-Strother Garcia presented a poster titled "Using Touchscreen Technology to Create a Comprehensive Preschool Language Assessment" at the Head Start 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood in Washington, D.C. The research was joint work with K. Ridge, P. Yust, A. Takahesu Tabori, A. Pace, R. M. Golinkoff, J. de Villiers, K. Hirsh-Pasek, and M. S. Wilson, and A. Iglesias.

Tim O'Neill presents his doctoral research at a conference on Malagasy Dialects in Madagascar!

Friday, June 6, 2014

PhD candidate Tim O'Neill presented "Two alternations of the velar nasal in Betsimisaraka Malagasy" at "The Dialects of Malagasy" conference held at the University of Antsiranana in Diego-Suarez, Madagascar.

Lan Kim successfully defends her dissertation!

Friday, May 16, 2014

PhD candidate Lan Kim successfully defended her dissertation titled "Lexical Decomposition of Predicates and Multidimensional Semantics." She was advised by Prof. Satoshi Tomioka. According to our administrator Jane Creswell, who has been with the Linguistics PhD program since its inception, Dr. Kim is the 100th person to recieve a PhD from this program. Congratulations Dr. Kim!

Dimitris Skordos successfully defends his dissertation!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PhD candidate Dimitris Skordos successfully defended his dissertation titled "Scalar Implicatures in Children: Alternatives and Relevance" He was advised by Prof. Anna Papafragou. Congratulations Dr. Skordos!

PhD students present at the 38th Penn Linguistics Colloquium!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The University of Delaware's Linguistics PhD Program is well-represented at this years Penn Linguistics Collouquium!

Angeliki Athanasopolou is giving a talk titled "Is there stress in Indonesian?" co-authored by fellow PhD student Nadya Pincus and Professor Irene Vogel.

Zenghong Jia is giving a talk titled "A Non-Movement Analysis of A-not-A Questions in Mandarin Chinese''.

Taylor Miller is giving a talk titled "A Prosodic Analysis of the Word in Kiowa", which examines the number of phonological words found within the long, polysynthetic verbs in Kiowa.

And PhD student David Rubio Vallejo is presenting his research in a talk titled "The counterfactual reading of Spanish haber".

Jane Chandlee successfully defends her dissertation!

Monday, March 17, 2014

PhD candidate Jane Chandlee successfully defended her dissertation titled "Strictly Local Phonological Processes." She was advised by Prof. Jeffrey Heinz. Congratulations Dr. Chandlee!

PhD students present at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

PhD students presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota in early January!

PhD student Jane Chandlee presented her dissertation research in a talk titled "The Strict Locality of Phonological Processes".

PhD students Amanda Payne and Justin Rill presented a poster titled "Compound Ellipsis: A Case Study in Gradient Markedness".

Linguistics Professor Emeritus Louis Arena honored as the University's 2013 Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Louis Arena, UD associate professor emeritus of the Department of Linguistics and Cognitice Science, has been honored as the University's 2013 Study Abroad Faculty Director of the Year. Read the full story here: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/dec/arena-study-abroad-120213.html

PhD students Angeliki Athanasopoulou and Dimitrios Skordos present at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

PhD candidates Angeliki Athanasopoulou and Dimitrios Skordos, presented their work at the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development this November. Angeliki's talk, titled "Acoustic characteristics of compound stress in child language" focused on the development of compound stress in comparison to phrasal stress in children between the ages of 5 and 12 years, while Dimitrios presented part of his doctoral research on the pragmatic development of children in his talk "Scalar inferences in 5-year-olds: the role of alternatives."

Yugyeong Park presents at WECOL!

Friday, November 8, 2013

PhD candidate Yugyeong Park is presenting her research at the Westerm Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) at Arizon State University, which is being held from Nov 8 to November 10. The title of her talk is "Why are Korean speakers so particular about relevance conditionals?"

Angel Ramirez presents at the annual conference of the Society for Neurobiology of Language!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

PhD student Angel Ramirez is presenting at the annual conference of the Society for Neurobiology of Language in San Diego, CA, Nov 6-8. His poster is titled "ERP Signatures of Intransitive Verbs’ Argument Structure Violations", and is based on his qualifying paper research. It shows that violations of selectional restrictions with optionally intransitive verbs (e.g. "He wrote the city") results in the same syntactic violation related anterior negativity that is triggered by subcategorization violations ("He chatted the city"), and not an N400, as might be expected. He also argues that violations of the theta-criterion (but not subcategorization) as in "He fell the chair" results in a more N400-like response, which would be expected under the unaccusative hypothesis.

Renee Dong presents at the International Conference on Multilingualism!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PhD student Zhiyin Renee Dong presented her dissertation research at the International Conference on Multilingualism: Linguistic Challenges and Neurocognitive Mechanisms, held at McGill University Oct 24-25, 2013. Her poster presentation is titled "Processing of past tense and filler-gap dependencies by Chinese second language learners of English" and presents the results of her brain activity studies of Chinese 2nd language learners. Her finding is that 2nd language learners can achieve native-like performance only for constructions involving "overt" morphophonological signals.

Jane Chandlee and Adam Jardine present at NECPHON 7!

Monday, October 28, 2013

PhD candidate Jane Chandlee and PhD student Adam Jardine presented their research at the 7th Northeast Computational Phonology meeting at MIT in Boston, MA on October 26. Jane's talk was titled "Strictly Local Phonological Processes" and Adam's was titled "Computationally, tone is different."

Amanda Payne presents at NELS 44!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

PhD student Amanda Payne presented her research at NELS 44, which was held at UConn from October 18-20. Her poster was titled "Restricting Phonology: Dissimilation as a Subsequential Process."

Lan Kim presents at Japanese/Korean Linguistics 23!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PhD candidate Lan Kim presented her research at Japanese/Korean Linguistics 23, which was held at MIT in Boston, MA from October 11-13. Her talk was titled "Suffer as not-at-issue meaning: evidence from affected experiencer constructions in Korean."

Lan Kim and Satoshi Tomioka present at WAFL 9!

Monday, August 26, 2013

PhD candidate Lan Kim and Professor Satoshi Tomioka presented their research at The 9th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL9), which was held at August 23-25, 2013 at Cornell University. The title of their talk was "Decomposing the Give-type Benefactives in Korean and Japanese."

Welcome Students!

Friday, August 23, 2013

The department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science is growing!

We welcome 27 new undergraduate majors in Cognitive Science and 4 new undergradute majors in Linguistics. This brings the total number of undergraduates served by our department to 212.

We also welcome 10 new MA students in Linguistics and Cognitive Science and 7 new students in the Phd program in Linguistics, bringing the total number of graduate students to 42.

Welcome everyone!

Linguistics identified as one 4 top areas at UD by an international survey!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The University of Delaware is among the world’s top institutions in four subjects, including Linguistics, of the 30 subjects featured in this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject (http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings). Read the UDaily article here:http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/may/qs-world-rankings-051013.html

Information for Convocation 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

Convocation is the smaller ceremony where students are individually recognized by their college or department and each graduating student walks across the stage to receive his/her graduation certificate ~ the diplomas are mailed to the student approximately six weeks after all course work is completed.

Convocation for the BS degree in Cognitive Science and the BA degree in Linguistics is being held at 12:00 noon on Friday, May 24, 2013 in the Thompson Theater at the Roselle Center, located at 110 Orchard Road. Map and directions can be found at the following website:http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NW94

Students should plan to be at the location by 11:15 a.m.

Jane Creswell, Administrative Assistant for the Department will be at the site to organize the graduates for the processional. Graduates should meet near the glass showcase in the middle of the Roselle Center Lobby in their regalia.

Rehearsal

A rehearsal for convocation is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 2:00 p.m. in the Thompson Theater. All graduates should try to attend.

Parking: There is a parking garage behind the Roselle Center, the entrance is on Amstel Avenue. Parking will be free on Friday, however the gates will still be in use. Collect the ticket when entering, and take it to the cashier when leaving so it can be validated to activate the gate at the exit.

Individuals with Disabilities

There is handicap seating in the theater, however they are limited. It is suggested anyone needing handicap seating arrive early.

Photographer

Professional photography at convocation will be by Grad Images.

You will be able to log on their web site to view and order at www.gradimages.com.

This information will be included at the bottom of the program.

Convocation Speaker

Dr. Jeffrey Lidz, is a Profesor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Maryland. He is an alumnus of the University of Delaware, graduating with a PhD in Linguistics in 1996. He held a post-doc fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Research in Cognitive Science & Department of Psychology after graduating. In 2000, he accepted an Assistant Professor position at Northwestern University in the Department of Linguistics. In 2005 he accepted an Associate Professor position in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Maryland, and was promoted to Professor in 2010. His areas of specialization are language acquisition, syntax and psycholinguistics.

Commencement

To find information on commencement being held on Saturday, May 25, go to the following website:

www.udel.edu/commencement

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff speaks to NPR about language development!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff was a featured guest on NPR's Radio Times hosted by Marty Moss-Coane on April 15, 2013.  You can listen to the program here:

http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/2013/04/15/babies-and/

Dr. Golinkoff is the H. Rodney Sharp Professor in the school of School of Education and has appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Linguistics and Cognitive Science at the University of Delaware.

Deparment faculty and students will be participating in the "iMusic 6 - Languages of the World" celebration!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

On April 19 and 20 at 8pm in Mitchell Hall, The University of Delaware Master Players Concert Series will present its season finale, “iMusic 6 – Languages of the World.”  A number of faculty and students in the Linguistics and Cognitive Science department are participating in the event and/or contributed to it. These include undergraduate Megan Rosales, PhD candidate Jane Chandlee, recent PhD graduate Dr. Tim McKinnon and Professors Benjamin Bruening and Peter Cole.

A UDaily article about the event is posted here: http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2013/mar/mpcs-imusic6-032613.html

Recent PhD Dr. Evan Bradley secures tenure-track position at Penn State Brandywine!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Dr. Evan Bradley, who completed his PhD in Linguistics in Fall 2012, has been offered a tenure-track job in the Psychology department at the Penn State, Brandywine campus. Congratulations Evan!

UD Graduate students in Linguistics and Cognitive Science are well-represented at the 2013 Penn Linguistics Colloquim!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Several graduate students presented at the annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium which was held from March 22 to March 24 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

Talks:

The Effects of Motor Priming on Categorical Perception Rachel Bristol, Jamie Tebaldi, Angeliki Athanasopoulou, Arild Hestvik and Karthik Durvasula,

The Projective Meaning of Gei in Mandarin Chinese Zenghong Jia

Learning Local Phonological Rules Jane Chandlee and Cesar Koirala

Posters:

Projective Meanings of Thai Passive-type Constructions, and Implications for East Asian (Chinese Bei) Passive Constructions Lan Kim

Creaky Voice: a change in progress in English? Nadya Pincus

Vowel tensing in Kaqchikel Maya Justin Rill

UD's GradImpact newsletter highlights interdiscplinary research between Linguistics and Cognitive Science and Mechanical Engineering!

Friday, March 22, 2013

The latest issue of GradImpact, the newsletter produced by the Office of Graduate and Professional Education, highlights thge collaborative partnership between associate professors Jeffrey Heinz (Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science) and Bert Tanner (Mechanical Engineering) who are employing insights from computational models of language learning to the problem of designing robots which can learn from their experience.

Read the article here: http://www.udel.edu/gradoffice/newsletter/spring2013/research.html

PhD Linguistics graduate students continue to present their work at nationally-recognized venues!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Jooyoung Kim presented a talk "Conventionally Implicated Questions" (with a coauthor Satoshi Tomioka) at The 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics at Arizona State University in February 2013.Lan Kim presented " A Crosslinguistic Perspective to Inverse and Passive Constructions in Thai. " at the Berkeley Linguistics Society annual meeting in at UC Berkeley in February 2013.

Graduate students present their research at the 2013 LSA and CUNY phonology conference!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Adam Jardine presented a talk "Prestopped Nasals in Banyaduq: Issues in Representation" (with coauthors Angeliki Athanasopoulou and Peter Cole) at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting in January 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Lan Kim presented "What’s so Chinese in Khmer Passive-like Constructions?" also at the 2013 LSA.

Cesar Koirala presented a talk "Incorporating syllables into feature-based distributions describing phonotactic patterns" also at the 2013 LSA.

Cesar Koirala presented a poster "Upper-Bound on the Number of Interacting Features in Phonotactic Constraints" at the The CUNY Conference on the Feature in Phonology and Phonetics at City University of New York in January 2013.

The UD Conference on Stress and Accent is a huge success!

Monday, December 3, 2012

The UD Conference on Stress and Accent was held from November 29 to December 1. The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers and scholars interested in the nature of stress and accent in the world’s languages. It is a follow-up conference to the workshops on Stress and Accent in 2010 and 2011 at the University of Connecticut, and is supported by grant no. 1123692 from the National Science Foundation.

The full program of trhe conference is available here: http://phonology.cogsci.udel.edu/events/ud-conf-stress-accent/program.html.

Thanks to everyone who participated and made the conference a huge success!

Graduate students present their research around the country and world in Fall 2012!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Zenghong Jia presented a talk ''Two Types of Possesive Passives in Mandarin Chinese'' at the 24th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics in San Francisco in June 2012.

Jane Chandlee presented a paper at the 11th International Conference on Grammatical Inference at the University of Maryland on September 7, 2012. The paper is titled "Integrating grammatical inference into robotic planning" and is co-authored by Jie Fu, Konstantinos Karydis, Cesar Koirala, Jeffrey Heinz, and Herbert Tanner.

Jooyoung Kim and Satoshi Tomioka presented a talk "Interpreting Speaker‐Oriented Embedded Questions in Korean and Japanese" at GLOW in Asia IX in September 2012.

Cesar Koirala presented a poster "Factoring syllabification into feature-based distributions describing phonotactic patterns" at the Phonotactic Grammar: Theories and Models workshop at the Scuola Normale Superiore – Palazzone di Cortona in Arezzo, Italy in September 2012.

Cesar Koirala presented a talk "Two ways of factoring syllables into feature-based distributions for learning phonotactic patterns." at the Northeast computational Phonology Workshop at the University of Maryland, College Park in October 2012.

Cesar Koirala presented a talk "The composite group as the units of speech production in Nepali" at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Linguistics Society of Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal in December 2012.

Linguistics and Cognitive Science welcomes two visiting scholars for 2012-2013!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Professor Jim Rogers (Earlham College) will be a visiting scholar in the department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science for the 2012-2013 academic year. Professor Rémi Eyraud (Aix-Marseilles University) will also be visiting the department to participate in the computational linguistics meetings during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Welcome back Dr. Adams!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Professor Fred Adams returned from being a visiting Lecturer on Information and Action in Complex Systems as part of the Faculty of Philosophy and Science at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) at Campus de Marilia in Brazil.

The department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science welcomes Dr. Benjamin Bruening as chair!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dr. Benjamin Bruening will become chair of the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science effective September 1, 2012. Dr. Bruening is looking forward to leading the department and its array of programs to new levels of achievement. These programs include the nascent but growing undergraduate programs in cognitive science (including the popular speech pathology track) and in linguistics, in addition to important MA programs and a nationally recognized linguistics PhD program.

Dr. Bruening received his PhD in Linguistics from MIT in 2001. He is recognized internationally as a top scholar in generative syntax and its interactions with morphology and semantics and continues to publish numerous articles in prestigious journals such as Linguistic Inquiry and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. He is also recognized as an expert on the Algonquian languages Passamaquoddy-Maliseet and Mi'kmaq, spoken in Maine and the Maritime Provinces of Canada.

Antje Stöhr (M.A. 2011) has been accepted as PhD student at Radboud Universitet Nijmegen!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Congratulations to Antje Stöhr who graduated with an M.A. in Linguistics and Cognitive Science in December 2011. She has been accepted as a PhD student at Radboud Universitet Nijmegen in a joint program with the International Max Planck Research School for Psycholinguistics. Antje will be working with Paula Fikkert and Janet van Hell on a project involving language acquisition in bilingual children (including children with language impairments).

Department moves to new location!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science has left its home at 42 and 46 E. Delaware Avenue. Its new home 123 East Main Street Suite 125. This is approximately across the street from Walgreen's. However, the entrance is on the other side of the building, and is not on main street itself.

We look forward to seeing you in our new home!

Professor Robin Andreasen is part of the team receiving a funding award from the President’s Diversity Initiative!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dr. Robin Andresen, along with Pam Cook and Heather Doty, has been awarded funding from the President’s Diversity Initiative. Their project will extend the work of their NSF-funded ADVANCE grant to improve the climate for underrepresented faculty in STEM departments (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Sam Gaertner, Department of Psychology, a national leader in the study of unintended bias, is also collaborating on this project. Read the UDaily article here!

Linguistics PhD candidate Anne Peng receives Fulbright research grant! UDaily highlights this accomplishment!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

 PhD candidate Anne Peng has received a U.S. Student Fulbright research grant for 2012-2013 to Indonesia. Her goal is to collect and transcribe naturalistic recordings of Indonesian Teochew, an unstudiedChinese language spoken by the ethnic Chinese in Indonesia. The naturalistic data will allow her to further examine the syntax of Indonesian Teochew which has been influenced by the surrounding unrelated Malay languages. The UDaily article is here.

Anne Peng is advised by Dr. Peter Cole.

Fall 2011 grad Kelsey Lucca secures lab position at Duke University!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Kelsey Lucca, who graduated from the undergraduate Cognitive Science program in Fall 2011, will be working at Duke University's The Wilbourn Infant Lab with Dr. Makeba Wilbourn, studying the role of gestures in communication. After her first year there, she will also start collaborating on projects with Dr. Brian Hare on gestural communication in nonhuman primates! Congratulations Kelsey!

PhD Linguistics candidate Tim O'Neill's doctoral research highlighted by UDaily!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

PhD candidate Tim O'Neill is conducting his doctoral dissertation research on the phonology of an understudied language Betsimaraka Malagsy spoken in Madagascar. Click here http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/apr/madagascar-dialect-040312.html to read all about it!

More Honors for Linguistics PhD students!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

1st year grad student Amanda Payne received Honorable Mention for her NSF Graduate Resarch Fellowship application!

1st year grad student David Rubio Vallejo's Fullbright Award has been extended for the 2012-2013 academic year!

PhD candidate Dimitris Skordos received the distinction being one of the CAS Dean’s Doctoral Student Summer Scholars!

Congrats Amanda, David and Dimitris!

Ling & Cogsci 4+1 student Sarah Solomon obtains research assistant position at neurolinguistics lab at the University of Pennsylvania!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sarah Solomon, a 4+1 student in UD's department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, has accepted a RA position in Dr. Sharon Thompson-Schill's lab at the University of Pennsylvania. The work in Dr. Thompson Schill's lab focuses on the neural correlates of conceptual and semantic knowledge, and how they relate to perceptual processes and language. For more information about the department's competitive 4+1 program,click here.

Ling & Cogsci Undergrad Megan Rosales selected as a 2012 Science & Engineering Summer Scholar!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Megan Rosales, Undergraduate Student in Linguistics and Cognitive Science, has been selected as a 2012 Science & Engineering Summer Scholar. Megan will participate in Prof. Vogel's Stress Research Project investigating the acoustic correlates of linguistic prominence and phonological contrasts across languages.

PhD candidate Dimitrios Skordos Receives UD's University Dissertation Fellows Award!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dimitrios Skordos has received the competitive University Dissertation Fellows Award for the 2012-2013 year. Skordos' dissertation examines children’s understanding of a type of pragmatic inference called scalar implicature (SI) in order to shed light on important questions regarding the nature of early conversational inferences and the mechanisms used to generate them.

Dimitrios Skordos is advised by Dr. Anna Papafragou.

PhD Candidate Lan Kim Receives Competitive UD Graduate Fellowship!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lan Kim has received a competitive UD graduate research fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. The primary goals of Kim's dissertation are to investigate how affectedness constructions (i.e. benefactive and malefactive constructions) are expressed in Korean, Japanese, and Khmer, and to provide the analysis of how these languages are significant for linguistic theory as well as linguistic typology.

Lan Kim is advised by Dr. Satoshi Tomioka.

Linguistics PhD students to present at the Linguistic Society of America's annual meeting in January 2012!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

PhD students Evan Bradley and Regine Lai are presenting their research this week in Portland, Oregon at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.

Evan's presentation is titled "Tone language experience enhances sensitivity to melodic contour" and this research examines how speakers of a tone language (Mandarin) perceive music differently than speakers of a nontone language (English).

Regine's presentation is titled "Learnable vs. Unlearnable Harmony Patterns" and her talk focuses on what constitutes a possible phonological pattern by examining the learnability of two long-distance harmony patterns with distinct computational characteristics in experimental settings.

 

PhD candidate Evan Bradley receives competitive NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PhD candidate Evan Bradley has received a competitive Dissertation Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation for his dissertation "Crosslinguistic Pitch Perception in Language and Music." His research examines how pitch percepion is shaped by the phonological and phonetic properties of tone languages, and what this reveals about the cognitive relationship between language and music. Professor Irene Vogel is the PI on the grant and Evan Bradley is the co-PI.

Evan Bradley is being co-advised by Jeffrey Heinz and Irene Vogel.

Stewart McCauley (MA 2009) publishes peer-reviewed paper on research conducted while a student of our department!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stewart McCauley, who completed his MA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at UD in 2009, is publishing a paper based on research he did while a student in our program. Coauthored with Arild Hestvik and Irene Vogel, his paper "Perception and bias in the processing of compound versus phrasal stress: Evidence from event-related potentials" will appear in Language and Speech, and demonstrates that even though listeners perform more poorly in identifying phrasal stress than compound stress in behavioral tasks, direct measures of perception via EEG measures reveal equal perceptual sensitivity to both stress patterns. Stewart is currently pursuing his PhD in psychology at Cornell University in the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab under the direction of Dr. Morten Christiansen.   

UD's Research magazine features Dr. Irene Vogel's research on documenting the Rutwa language of Uganda!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

In the summer of 2011, Dr. Irene Vogel traveled to Uganda with undergraduate Linguistics major Matt Hermon to document the Rutwa language before it goes extinct. You can read all about it in the latest issue of UD's Research magazine (the feature begins on page 30). 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science
  • 125 E. Main Street
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-6806
  • Fax: 302-831-6896
  • linguistics@udel.edu