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  • Academically Speaking: Episode 3

    Episode 3 features Ph.D. student Jet Vonk (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences) [left], who researches language and dementia, and her advisor, Distinguished Professor Loraine Obler... Read more

  • Zhuo Chen's "Shenme as a Dependent Indefinite"

    Zhuo Chen gave a talk at the 41st Penn Linguistics Conference, March 26, 2017. The title of the talk is `Shenme as a Dependent Indefinite’. She will also present a poster on this topic at the 35th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics which will be held April 28 - 30, 2017 at University of Calgary, Canada.

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  • Collaborative Research: A Corpus of New York City English: Audio-Aligned and Parsed

    New NSF Grant awarded to Linguistics faculty Christina Tortora (College of Staten Island and GC), Cecelia Cutler (Lehman College and GC), Michael Newman (Queens College and GC), Bill Haddican (Queens College and GC) and Beatrice Santorini (UPenn)

    Title:  Collaborative Research: A Corpus of New York City English: Audio-Aligned and Parsed
    Amount:  $ 740,608 Read more

  • GC Symposium Highlights Interdisciplinary Approaches to Multilingualism in Education

    On September 23, 2016, the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS) hosted Multilingualism and Language Empowerment, A Response to Inequality, a Graduate Center Symposium. The symposium highlighted the value and relevance of language and literacy projects conducted at the Graduate Center to New York’s multilingual population. Presenters shared multilingual approaches to improving access to education for immigrant students and speakers of minority languages.
    Throughout the day, 27 researchers, educators, curriculum developers, and other specialists shared their innovations and research. The symposium’s 102 attendees were comprised of colleagues across 13 CUNY campuses, and 10 institutions outside of CUNY, including 8 representatives from the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Read more

  • Daniel Kaufman Discusses Endangered Languages on WBUR’s ‘Here & Now’

    Professor Daniel Kaufman (GC/Queens, Linguistics) was featured in a recent public radio segment that explored New York City’s endangered languages. Read more

  • Call for Papers - Multilingualism and Language Empowerment: A Response to Inequality

    Language and language choices play a significant yet often unacknowledged role in fostering inequality. The goal of this symposium is to highlight work at the CUNY Graduate Center that focuses on multilingualism and multilingual approaches as an effective way to combat inequality of access.

    Proposals for a 10 or 20 minute presentation are welcome from members of the GC community. Papers and presentations should inform an audience of CUNY students and faculty, educational and community leaders, about the value and relevance of language and literacy projects conducted at the Graduate Center to New York’s multilingual population.

    Abstracts are due May 20, 2016 and should be sent to Christen Madsen at 
    slal@gc.cuny.edu. Read more

  • Faculty Publication: Christina Tortora

    Romance Linguistics 2013
    (John Benjamins, 2016) Read more

  • Faculty Award: Virginia Valian

    Virginia Valian is co-investigator with Gillian Small on the CUNY Faculty Awards Expansion Project, a grant from the Sloan Foundation to increase awards to CUNY faculty. Read more

  • Elaine Klein in GC News feature story, "Serving the 'Highest of High-Risk Students"

    Elaine Klein, associate professor emerita of Linguistics, featured in GC News article about Bridges, an extraordinary program at the GC that serves a population about whom very little is known: Students with Interrupted or Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE). Read more

  • 'On Broadway' by Lev Manovich and GC Students Reimagines NYC Through Big Data

    A new interactive data visualization, “On Broadway,” featuring the work of Professor Lev Manovich (Computer Science) and an international team that includes four GC students, will be exhibited at the New York Public Library through January 2016. Read more