Sumaqllaña, Sarah!

On Friday, April 22nd, Sarah Hubbel successfully defended her MA thesis. Her thesis, entitled "Acquiring Quechua mid vowels: L1 English L2 Spanish Third Language Acquisition in a Study Abroad Context" (see below for abstract), represents one of the first investigations of the acquisition of phonetic features in the context of an indigenous Latin American language.

Tinker and FLAS Winners

This year's winners of the Foreign Language Area Studies Awards and the Tinker Graduate Field Research Award were recently announced. The linguists in Romance Languages did quite well. Bethany Bateman and Madeline Critchfield were both awarded FLAS scholarships. Bethany will continue her Quechua studies in Peru, and Madeline will be studying Miskitu in Nicaragua. Bethany was also awarded a Tinker grant for her research. Congrats to these two (and to all the other recipients)!

Mohammad Al Jutaily at ASAL this weekend

Mohammad Al Jutaily, Doctoral Student in Linguistics, will be heading to the 30th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics set to be held this weekend at Stony Brook University. His poster, entitled "A sociophonetic study of fricative variation in Gulf Pidgin Arabic", examines patterns in the production of marked consonant segments of Arabic from a corpus of speakers of Gulf Pidgin Arabic (see full abstract below). Best of luck, Mohammad!

 

Kudos to Longlong Wang!

Congratulations to Longlong Wang (PhD student, Linguistics Program) who just received an Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award! These awards are given by the UGA Center for Teaching and Learning to recognize "the significant contribution graduate students make to the instructional mission of the University". Longlong and fellow Linguistics grad student Trevor Ramsey both recieved this honor based on their dedication to teaching excellence. Kudos to you both! 

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