Congratulations to Michael Obiri-Yeboah who was awarded a ~ $10,000 Firebird Foundation Fellowship to document the oral and cultural literature of the Boso Gua-speaking community in Ghana over the next two years. The Firebird Foundation supports the documentation of the oral literature and traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous people, helping to preserve endangered languages.
Congrats to Priyanka Biswas, who is joining Apple as a Computational Linguist. She will be working to expand Siri’s functionality internationally.
Priyanka has lectured for the Department for the past two years, teaching a variety of courses (Languages and Cultures of America, Syntax, and Computational Linguistics). We are sad to see her go, but pleased to see where she’s going!
Congratulations to Cognition & Language major Stefanie Reed, who was awarded one of six 2019 Diversity Travel Awards to attend the LSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City! Earlier in December, Stefanie also presented some of her research at the 2018 SLUgS Symposium at UC Berkeley. Way to go, Stefanie!