FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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June 4, 2023


Students and faculty presented at the Heritage Languages at the Crossroads (HL@Cross): cultural contexts, individual differences and methodologies conference on May 29th in Istanbul, Turkey: 

  1. Emeritus Prof. Gita Martohardjono, Michael Johns, Daniela Castillo, Pamela Franciotti, Ilaria Porru presented: "Language Use Modulates Processing of Island Constraints in Heritage Speakers and Late Bilinguals"
  2. LeeAnn Stover, Prof. Irina Sekerina, Emeritus Prof. Gita Martohardjono presented: "Language Experience Impacts L2 English Scope Computation"
June 2, 2023


Prof. Kyle Gorman is an organizing committee member for the 2023 ACL Workshop on Computation and Written Language (CAWL), in Toronto, Canada on July 14, 2023.
Two recent graduates will be presenting their papers at the same conference
Wen Zhang (CL MA, 2023) will present her paper, Pronunciation ambiguities in Japanese kanji
Yuying Ren (CL MA, 2022) will present her paper, Back-transliteration of English loanwords in Japanese

May 28, 2023

Christina Hagedorn

This July, Prof. Christina Hagedorn will be presenting her work, “The Role of High-Performance Low Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Management of Tongue Cancer,” at the American Head and Neck Society’s 11th International Conference on Head and Neck Surgery in Montreal, Canada.

May 28, 2023

Suzanne van der Feest

Dr. Suzanne van der Feest is the recipient of a PSC-CUNY Traditional A award for the project "Learning New Sounds: Individual Differences Influencing Productions of Turkish as a New Language". The grant will be used for conducting acoustic and morpho-phonological analyses as part of a larger project in collaboration with Dr. Patricia Brooks and Dr. Valerie Shafer. 

May 28, 2023

Suzanne van der Feest and Colleagues

Dr. Suzanne van der Feest and colleagues' paper was accepted for publication in the 47th BUCLD proceedings volume (Boston University Conference on Language Development). 

Van der Feest, S.V.H., Median, G., Maryutina, E., Davidovich, I., Bloder, T., Barrière, I., & Shafer, V.L. (2023). Acoustic Correlates of Central Vowels in Russian-English and Spanish-English Bilingual Children. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Cascadilla Press, Sommerville, MA.

May 22, 2023

Simon Zuberek

Simon Zuberek (CL MA student) will be presenting at the 2023 ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Convention in November. This project looks into automatically distinguishing between written composition produced by heritage and non-heritage learners of Polish as a second language See here for details.

Simon will also be presenting a project titled “Genusidator” in June at the 2023 IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology) Conference.  “Genusidator" is a learning aid that attempts to explain grammatical gender assignment in German nouns.  See here for details.


May 20, 2023


Congratulations to our May 2023 graduates!     

Xiaomeng Ma (Ph.D.), Benjamin Shavitz (Ph.D.)
Maria Karamihaylova (CL MA), Tyler Lanni (CL MA), Lenore Costello (MA)

Congratulations to our September 2022 graduates! 

May Ahmar (Ph.D.), C. Andres Bonilla Carvajal (Ph.D.), Kelsey Swift (Ph.D.)
Mariana Graterol Fuenmayor (CL MA), Elizabeth Garza (MA), Julia Panter (MA), Reuben Isaac Raff (CL MA), Clarisse Taboy (MA), Wen Zhang (CL MA)