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
Michelle Morales, and Danielle Ronkos each received a Provost’s Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Award ($4,000).
Nora Goldman, Rachel Rakov, and Reid Vancelette were awarded Advanced Research Collaborative Fellowship for 2016-2017.
Lauren Spradlin received a Columbia School Linguistics Society Graduate Student Fellowship for the 2015-2016 ($15,000).
Congratulations to our graduates!
Best Wishes to our 2015-2016 Graduates!
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Professor Daniel Kaufman (GC/Queens, Linguistics) was featured in a recent public radio segment that explored New York City’s endangered languages. Read more
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
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
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
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
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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