Our graduate student Yuan Chai has been awarded the Friends of the $2,000 International Center Fellowship at UC San Diego to conduct summer fieldwork in Southeast Region of China. Yuan will describe and document Xiapu Min, an understudied Min language spoken in eastern Fujian province, China. The specific research goal is to analyze the tone sandhi system of the language. Congratulations, Yuan!
Monthly Archives: May 2019
UCSD Linguistics was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of British Columbia
- Sharon Rose, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sarah Creel. Perception of ATR contrasts by Akan speakers.
- Nina Hagen Kaldhol. Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali.
- Michael Obiri-Yeboah. Acoustic analysis of nasal and ‘nasalized’ vowels in Gua.
Graduate students Nina Hagen Kaldhol and Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Prof. Sharon Rose at ACAL50
- Sharon Rose, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sarah Creel, “Perception of ATR contrasts by Akan speakers”
- Nina Hagen Kaldhol, “Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali”
- Michael Obiri-Yeboah, “Acoustic analysis of nasal and ‘nasalized’ vowels in Gua”
Tory Sampson is awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Our graduate student Tory Sampson has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for 2019-2022 to pursue her project on “Pronominal Acquisition of ASL in Deaf Children”. This project will explore pronoun acquisition in signing deaf children and analyze how they distinguish between deictic and pronominal pointing in ASL. The acquisition of pointing and pronouns in deaf children will be compared to that of hearing children using spoken language. Congratulations, Tory!
Nese Demir is awarded the Friends of the International Center Fellowship
Our graduate student Nese Demir has been awarded the Friends of the $2,000 International Center Fellowship at UC San Diego to conduct summer fieldwork in the Northern Black Sea Region of Turkey. Nese will research vowel harmony in the non-standard dialect spoken in the region—specifically, the Laz language and how bilingual speakers of Laz and Turkish use vowel harmony in the Turkish dialect they speak. Congratulations, Nese!
Hope Morgan has been awarded a post-doctoral fellow position
Congratulations to Hope Morgan (PhD 2017) who has been awarded a post-doctoral fellow position by the Marie Curie COFUND LEaDing Fellows Programme. Hope will be working with Dr. Victoria Nyst at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Hope’s dissertation on Kenyan Sign Language has also been accepted for publication in the de Gruyter Sign Language Typology book series, and will appear in 2020.
Adam McCollum has accepted a tenure-track position at Rutgers Linguistics
Our 4th year graduate student Adam McCollum has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Phonology in the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University. Adam’s research is based on fieldwork, formal and computational methods and laboratory phonology. His (soon-to-be-completed) dissertation is examining gradient vowel harmony patterns in several Turkic languages. Congratulations, Adam!