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  • 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 Read more

  • Student News: Michelle Morales and Danielle Ronkos

    Michelle Morales and Danielle Ronkos received a Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Award for 2016. This award of $4,000 is in recognition of their academic interests and achievement. Read more

  • Student News: Jennifer Seale's Spring Conference Presentations

    Jennifer Seale will be presenting at SALSA 2016 (Symposium About Language and Society - Austin) this April in Austin, Texas, and at PALA 2016 (Poetics and Linguistics Association) this July in Cagliari, Italy. Read more

  • Student News: Stephanie Kakadelis and Sarah Kresh

    Congratulations to Stephanie Kakadelis for winning a Graduate Center Dissertation Year Fellowship award for the 2016-2017 Academic Year, and to Sarah Kresh for winning the Graduate Center Florence Bloch Dissertation Fellowship for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. Read more

  • Faculty Publication: Christina Tortora

    Romance Linguistics 2013
    (John Benjamins, 2016) Read more

  • Student News: Lauren Spradlin's Totes Amaze LSA Talk

    Lauren Spradlin's presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in January, "A Morphophonological Account of 'Totes' Constructions in English," has garnered excitement in the press, including the Washington Post. The slides and a video recording of the talk are available at Lauren's OpenCUNY page. 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

  • Student News: Cindy Chen

    Cindy Chen presented a poster, the Insignificance Reading of Shenme in Chinese, at MACSIM5 at University of Delaware, Oct. 3rd, 2015.

    She will be presenting Subject Production by Monolingual English-speaking Children: A Corpus Study at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Jan. 7-10, 2016, in Washington. Read more