Seventh Annual Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas

The Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas, now in its seventh year, focuses on both formal and sociolinguistic approaches to language context situations, especially in heritage language communities (naturally acquired languages spoken in a community where it is not the majority variety). The 7th installment of this conference will be held at the University of Georgia on October 27-29, 2016. 

Congrats to Mohammad Aljutaily

On Tuesday, May 10th, Linguistics doctoral student Mohammad Aljutaily successfully defended his first Qualifying Paper entitled "A Sociophonetic Study of Emphatic Stop and Fricative Variation in Gulf Pidgin Arabic" (see below for abstract). His committee includes Drs. Chamorro and Renwick. Congratulations, Mohammad, on this important accomplishment! 


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)!


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