FYIs

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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February 3, 2023

Announcement

Congratulations to Enas Albasiri for securing a full-time internship as a Language Specialist—speech AI, at Nvidia this semester!

February 1, 2023

Prof. Jason Kandybowicz

Prof. Jason Kandybowicz was invited to deliver a plenary talk at Annual Conference on African Linguistics 54 at the University of Connecticut, June 12-14, 2023.  The title of his talk is: “Escaping African ‘Islands". 
See here for more.

 

February 1, 2023

Prof. Nancy Stern

Prof. Nancy Stern co-organized the 13th International Columbia School Linguistics Conference at Columbia University from January 18-20, and gave a paper there entitled "Teaching Bill French: Comparing a Construction Grammar account of ditransitive clauses with the English System of Degree of Control"

January 25, 2023

Announcement

Prof. Miki Makihara organized a symposium titled "Discourse and the Construction of Political Subjectivities: Perspectives on Lebanon, Chile, Rapa Nui, Morocco, Puerto Rico, and Mexico", February 3, 2023, at the Graduate Center. 
Speakers:
Diane Riskedahl (Anthropology, Graduate Center)
Tania Avilés (Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile)
Mata-U'iroa Atan (Rapa Nui, Easter Island)
Becky Schulthies (Anthropology, Rutgers)
Carmín Quijano (LAILaC, Graduate Center)
Closing: Oswaldo Zavala (LAILaC, Graduate Center)
Moderated by Miki Makihara (Queens College & Graduate Center)
The event is co-sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Cultures, and the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology, and in collaboration with the M.A. Program in Middle Eastern Studies.  RSVP: https://bit.ly/3IQREbf 

January 5, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Bill Haddican

Prof. Bill Haddican's article "Cross-speaker covariation across six vocalic changes in New York City English​," is the recipient of the Roger W. Shuy Award for the best article published in American Speech during 2022. Bill will receive the award at the American Dialect Society's Annual luncheon on Saturday, January 7.

The article examines differences in the way that innovative variants for six vocalic changes in New York City English—TOO-fronting, raising of PRICE and FACE and lowering of BAD, THOUGHT and DRESS—co-occur across speakers, and explores social correlates of these patterns of covariation in the Corpus of New York City English (Tortora et al in progress). The analysis suggests that patterns of covariation across speakers are conditioned by the local social embedding of the changes.