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"
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 19, 2023

Clara McMahon

Clara McMahon and her co-author Alex Kohut (Boston University) will be presenting their paper “Disambiguating Double and Single Negation Readings in Russian” at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS‑18) from August 24 – 26, 2023 in Bratislava. 

May 19, 2023

Prof. Cece Cutler

Prof. Cece Cutler was granted a PSC-CUNY grant ($7868.60) which will fund 1-2 students to analyze data from the New York City Metro Area Language Survey and attend a conference to present the data. 

May 18, 2023


Prof. Jason Bishop was just awarded $438,275 by the National Science Foundation to lead a collaborative grant with Jelena Krivokapić (Univ. Michigan) and Laurel MacKenzie (NYU) to build a speech corpus that can be used to study individual differences in speech production. Data for the corpus, New York City Individual Differences Corpus (NYC-IDC), will be collected at CSI and will employ about a dozen CUNY undergraduates and three Graduate Center students over the three-year grant period (in addition to research assistants at the other sites).

May 17, 2023


Two different CUNY faculty-led papers are being given at The REEDS Workshop in the Netherlands (Re-examining dialect syntax):

These are the papers:

1. Prof. Christina Tortora, Carolina Fraga, and William Oliver (MA 2022, GC Ling) Determiner Drop in Vernacular English

2. Prof. William Haddican, Irantzu Epelde, Urtzi Etxeberria, Ricardo Etxepare, Basque allocutive allomorphy and the phasal structure of finite embeddings: results from the To2No project

3. Frances Blanchette (Ph.D. 2015, GC Ling), Anymore, this feature varies

May 17, 2023

Nishtha Trivedi

Nishtha Trivedi, was awarded a prestigious Graduate Center Altfest award for a summer internship at the Laboratory for Developmental Language Studies at Rutgers University with Kristen Syrett.