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  • 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

  • Student News: Michelle Morales, Danielle Ronkos, Nora Goldman, Rachel Rakov, Reid Vancelette, and Lauren Spradlin


    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).

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  • Congratulations to our 2015–2016 Graduates!

    Congratulations to our graduates!

    Congratulations to our graduates!

    Best Wishes to our 2015-2016 Graduates!
    John Stewart
    Marisa Nagano
    Elizabeth Pratt
    Nadav Sabar
    Emily Zane
    Chun-Yi Peng
    Han-Byul Chung

    Rebecca Lovering
    Steven Butler
    Adam Goodkind
    Robin Camille Davis
    Hanna Smokoski 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 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