Category: Celebrations, General

Maura O’Leary to join Swarthmore College faculty

Published: May 31, 2022

Maura O’Leary has just accepted a three-year Visiting Assistant Professorship at Swarthmore College. Maura is a semanticist, field researcher, and teacher who recently defended her dissertation “About time: Lexical, Structural, and Discourse Constraints on the Temporal Interpretation of Nominal Predicates” and will graduate in June. Congrats, Maura, we’ll miss you!

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations

Congratulations to Deborah Wong!

Published: April 6, 2021

Congratulations to Deborah Wong, who defended her dissertation in fall 2020, and will soon be taking up a position as a data scientist at Spectrum Labs, a start-up based in San Fransicso. The company works on text and audio content moderation and detecting toxic behaviors online.

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Category: Celebrations, Graduate Students

Congratulations Sozen Ozkan

Published: February 18, 2020

Please join us in congratulating Sozen Ozkan, who has been offered a position as a Research Project Manager in NLP and Speech Group at ETS in Princeton. We would like to wish her the best of luck in her new position.

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Category: Celebrations, General

Major gift from Tom Bye (Ph.D. 1976)

Published: January 31, 2020

The department is thrilled to announce a pledge by the Bohne and Bye Trust for a $2,000,000 gift to establish and support a Linguistics Laboratory Program. The eventual gift will help fund staff, research assistants, equipment, and research in the department’s labs. In the meantime, university matching funds of $500,000 will establish the Thomas J….

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Category: Awards, Celebrations, Faculty, General

Jessica Rett is receiving the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Service Award

Published: October 23, 2019

Congratulations to Jessica Rett! The 2020 winner of the Linguistic Society of America’s Linguistic Service Award is the “Pop-Up Mentoring Program (PUMP)”, whose organizers facilitate short-term mentoring of linguists by linguists. Our own Jessica Rett is one of the six organizers receiving the award, which will be presented at the New Orleans Annual Meeting in…

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations, Conferences, Faculty, General, Graduate Students


Published: August 14, 2019

Many current and past department members attended the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences in Melbourne, Australia this month. Adam Chong and Pat arranged an evening social at a local bar. The photo above shows Adam Royer, Beth Sturman, Meng Yang, Ho-Hsien Pan (former visiting scholar), Sun-Ah Jun, Mary Baltazani (PhD 2002), Marc Garellek (PhD 2013),…

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Category: Alumni, Celebrations, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Linguistics Commencement 2019

Published: July 11, 2019

The Linguistics Department would like to congratulate the recent undergraduate and graduate students who were honored this past June 15th, 2019. The graduation reception took place in Royce Hall, room 314. The graduates included Eleanor Glewwe, Zhuo Chen (not pictured), Richard Stockwell (not pictured), Tyler Carson, Angelica Pan, and Joy Wu. Again, congratulations to our…

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Category: Celebrations, Faculty, General, Graduate Students

Summer’s here!

Published: June 15, 2015

You know it’s summer when the annual department 5K party occurs. This year it was once again graciously hosted by Ed Keenan. It was a fun and joyous event to round out the 2014-2015 academic year! Here are some snaps – showcasing this year’s t-shirt design (from first year Yoo Kyung Kang):

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