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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March 16, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Nancy Stern!

PI of a 5-yr $3 million National Professional Development (NPD) grant from the US Department of Education. The grant will prepare 4 cohorts of teachers and school leaders in New York City high schools to support the academic and socio-emotional needs of multilingual learners.

Additionally her forthcoming publication is in press:
Stern, Nancy. 2022. Reflexivity, Role Conflicts, and the Meaning of Self Pronouns. Manuscrito. DOI: 10.1590/0100-6045.2022.V45N1.NS

March 15, 2022

Congratulations to PhD candidate Carolina Fraga!

Carolina was awarded the Altman Dissertation Fellowship for 2022-2023!

Additionally, Carolina will present her paper titled, "Completive todo across Spanish dialects" at the Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 52), which will be held virtually at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 21-23.

March 15, 2022

PhD student, Stefanie Reed's co-authored publication is currently in press

Trott, S., Reed, S., Ferreira, V., & Bergen, B. In press. The role of prosody in disambiguating English indirect requests. Language & Speech, to appear.

March 14, 2022

Congratulations to Aidan Malanoski, PhD student!

Aidan's First Exam Paper was accepted for WCCFL, May 13-15, 2022, titled: Right node raising and Flexible Cyclic Linearization [Oral presentation]. West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States (online).

Aidan's paper titled: Genre formation as enregisterment [Oral presentation], was accepted to the Chicago Linguistic Society 58, on April 22-24, 2022 at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


March 11, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Jason Kandybowicz!

Kandybowicz, Jason et. al. 2022. Managing Data for Theoretical Syntactic Study of a Language. In Andrea L. Perez-Kroeker, Bradley McDonnell, Eve Koller, and Lauren Collister (eds.), The Open Handbook of Linguistic Data Management, 523-530. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Upcoming invited course:
Invited to teach a course and give a research talk at African Linguistics School 6, to be held in Porto-Novo, Benin in June 2022.

March 10, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Doug Whalen!


  • Chen, W.-R., Whalen, D. H., & Tiede, M. K. (2021). A dual mechanism for intrinsic F0. Journal of Phonetics, 87(101063), 1-11.
  • Grover, V., Shafer, V. L., Campanelli, L., Whalen, D. H., & Levy, E. S. (2021). Perception of American English consonants /v/ and /w/ by Hindi speakers of English. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 7(3), 370-407. doi:10.1075/jslp.20033.gro
  • Kabakoff, H. C., Harel, D., Tiede, M. K., Whalen, D. H., & McAllister, T. (2021). Extending ultrasound tongue complexity measures to speech development and disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 64, 2557-2574. doi:10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00537
  • Roon, K. D., Chen, W.-R., Iwasaki, R., Kang, J., Kim, B., Shejaeya, G., . . . Whalen, D. H. (2022 online). Comparison of auto-contouring and hand-contouring of ultrasound images of the tongue surface. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. doi:10.1080/02699206.2021.1998633
  • Warner, H. J., Whalen, D. H., Harel, D., & Jackson, E. S. (2022). The effect of gap duration on the perception of fluent versus disfluent speech. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 71, 105896. doi:
March 9, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Virginia Valian!


  • Godbole, M. A., Malvar, N. A., Flores-Robles, G., & Valian, V. (2022). Who do you like? Who will you vote for? Political ideology and person perception in the 2020 US Presidential Election. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (ASAP)

Recent Talks:

  • 10 Mar 2022. Valian, V. Panelist with Mario Weick and Arwa Mahdawi on Gender, Power and the Brain. WOW London.
  • 12 Feb 2021. Valian, V. Creating inclusive and productive environments. Keynote presentation to the Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (COGDOP).
  • 10 Feb 2021. Valian, V. Still too slow: The advancement of women. Keynote presentation, Einstein Medical School.
  • 6 Nov 2021. Valian, V. Syntactic categories, structures, and innateness. Keynote presentation, 9th International Conference on Formal Linguistics, Shanghai.
  • 6 Nov 2021. Eliatamby, A. and Valian, V. The continuous nature of negator development. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Boston University Conference on Language Development.
March 8, 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Kyle Gorman!

Weighted Finite-State Transducers: The Later Years, at the Center for Language & Speech Processing at Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, March 7, 2022

March 7, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Suzanne van der Feest!

Presented at the Boston University Conference on Language Development in November 2021:
Maryutina, E., Van der Feest, S.V.H., & Shafer, V.S. (November 2021). 'Production of Russian /I/ and /y/ by Russian-English Bilingual Children: effects of Language Experience.' Poster presented at the 46th Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Van der Feest, S.V.H., Rose, M.C., & Johnson, E.K. (2022). 'Showing Strength through Flexibility: Multi-Accent Toddlers Recognize Words Quickly and Efficiently.' Brain and Language, 227, 105083.