FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.
Two different CUNY faculty-led papers are being given at The REEDS Workshop in the Netherlands (Re-examining dialect syntax): https://dialectsyntax.network/reeds2023/description
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
Congratulations to Dr. Puleng Segalo for being awarded the Annual GC Graduate of the Last Decade Award.
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.
Aidan Malanoski will present their paper Deletion of ordering statements as a multidominance-compatible PF repair mechanism at the workshop How Many Mothers? Multidominance in Syntax. The workshop will take place June 24–25 in Amherst, MA, as part of the 2023 LSA Institute.
SEVP COVID-19 Flexibilities Terminated
Effective May 11, 2023, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) ended its Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) guidance, consistent with the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, following the end of the COVID-19 National Emergency on April 10, 2023.
Read the full announcement on the Department of Homeland Security website.
For further information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for SEVP Stakeholders about COVID-19.
Prof. Juliette Blevins and Dr. Michela Cresci
Prof. Juliette Blevins and Dr. Michela Cresci (2014 Ph.D. GC alumni) will present “Variant patterns of sibilant debuccalization in Camuno: Phonetic and phonological implications of *s>h in Valcamonica” at the 53rd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 53) in Paris, France, June 26 to June 30, 2023.
The forced abundance of Justin Peck
Liberal Studies student Eve Bromberg published an article, "The Forced Abundance of Justin Peck" in The Brooklyn Rail.
Admissions Deadline Extended for Fall 2023 to June 1st
The application deadline for admission to the MSc Data Science program at the CUNY Graduate Center has been extended to June 1st.
See all details on how to apply and on our Admissions Requirements page and view the flyer.
Ekaterina (Katya) Kistanova presented a well-received talk at the Fourth International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, hosted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), June 16–17, 2022. Her talk was entitled Do articulatory challenges deter heritage speakers growing up as Russian/English bilinguals? Infant Sasha says [nj]et! Katya's co-author was Professor Emerita Dianne Bradley.
Chen Zhou's paper on the acoustic correlates of self-ascribed masculinity/femininity in a sample of American English has been accepted for an oral presentation at the 20th International Congress of Phonetic Science (ICPhS). The conference will be held August 7th to 11th in Prague, Czech Republic.