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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Friday, March 28, 2014
The University of Delaware's Linguistics PhD
Program is well-represented at this years Penn Linguistics
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
Jane Chandlee successfully defends her
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
PhD student Jane Chandlee presented her
dissertation research in a talk titled "The Strict Locality of
PhD students Amanda Payne and Justin Rill
presented a poster titled "Compound Ellipsis: A Case Study in
Linguistics Professor Emeritus Louis Arena
honored as the University's 2013 Study Abroad Faculty Director of the
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
PhD students Angeliki Athanasopoulou and
Dimitrios Skordos present at the 38th Boston University Conference on
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
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"
Jane Chandlee and Adam Jardine present at
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
Lan Kim presents at Japanese/Korean
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
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."
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
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.
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
Read the UDaily article
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
Students should plan to be at the location by
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.
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
Professional photography at convocation will be by
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
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.
To find information on commencement being held on
Saturday, May 25, go to the following website:
Dr. Roberta Golinkoff speaks to NPR about
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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:
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"
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
Recent PhD Dr. Evan Bradley secures
tenure-track position at Penn State Brandywine!
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.
UD Graduate students in Linguistics and
Cognitive Science are well-represented at the 2013 Penn Linguistics
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Linguistics PhD candidate Anne Peng
receives Fulbright research grant! UDaily highlights this
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.
article is here.
Anne Peng is advised by Dr.
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
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
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
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
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.
PhD Candidate Lan Kim Receives Competitive
UD Graduate Fellowship!
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.
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
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
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
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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