News and Events

The Linguistics program is committed to supporting and celebrating the academic growth and accomplishments of our students and faculty.

All program news   all Program Events

Event Series

A variety of event series offered annually focus on specific topics and areas of specialization within the program, highlighting speakers who are experts in their field and providing opportunities for students in the Ph.D. and M.A. programs to enhance their academic and professional skills.

The CUNY Linguistics Colloquium is a series of lectures on any topic of linguistic inquiry given by specialists in their fields. The talks appeal to a broad audience of linguistics students and faculty. Speakers typically feature an introduction in which their specific subject matter is situated in the context of linguistic research. They outline the background of the specific proposal(s) thereby allowing non-specialists to maximally benefit.

We expect all of our speakers to be in-person this Fall 2022 semester.  We encourage all to attend. However, non-CUNY attendees are required to let us know at least 2 days in advance of attendance, via the registration link, and must bring proof of COVID vaccination (or valid negative PCR results) and valid id.  

Talks are held on Thursday afternoons from 4pm-6pm and include a question-and-answer session. We will provide remote attendance option. 

Fall 2022 Schedule

9/15: Lisa Davidson, New York University
Where: In the Segal Theater, 1st Floor, Graduate Center
Registration required: https://forms.gle/2gGcxXpf4qGUbRbSA

10/20: William Haddican, CUNY, Queens College
Title: tba
Where: Segal Theater, 1st floor, Graduate Center
Registration required: https://forms.gle/RaG6UZ4T4SBuqEYQ9

11/17: Gennaro Chierchia, Harvard University
Title: tba
Where: Room 9205, Graduate Center
Registration required: https://forms.gle/8VzQwH3XxkCPwzrHA

12/8: Francisco Ordonez, SUNY, Stony Brook
Title: tba
Where: Room 9205, Graduate Center
Registration required:  https://forms.gle/8XvdmXyGKGy2pEpYA

Stay tuned for upcoming abstract announcements!

See upcoming Linguistics Colloquia

Download the Spring 2022 schedule (PDF)

The Professional Development Series focuses on a variety of skills needed to have a successful career in Linguistics. Guest speakers – faculty, students, or non-academics – will be invited to provide expertise on both practical and theoretical matters. 

Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Written Materials (creating a CV; writing research statements, cover letters, conference abstracts; paper writing skills)
  • Linguistics Research Methods (introductions to empirical methods that can be used in linguistics and psycholinguistics studies; meant for students already interested in a certain methodology, but all students are encouraged to attend to learn about these methodologies and potential applications in their future careers)
  • Technical Skills (discussions of statistical methods and programs; database and other analyses software),
  • General Career Topics (preparing for the academic job market; making the most of conferences and conference presentations; research ethics and the IRB; issues of diversity and inclusivity in careers; finding good mentors and advisors)

Students are invited to suggest specific topics and speakers for future sessions. This series is not open to the public.

Fall 2022 Schedule

Time: 2pm-4pm, Meeting: Room 3309

September 9th
Panel Discussion: Getting published
Advice from a panel of linguistics faculty and students
Register to receive reminder and zoom link: https://forms.gle/aMWvZTaSdtn9qEx86

September 30th
Discussion: Going on the Academic Job Market,
GC Linguistics Alumni
Register to receive reminder and zoom link: https://forms.gle/mPZ6pRRhxxdRwkHM7

October 14th
Preparing Written Materials for the (Academic) Job Market
Dr. Suzanne van der Feest, GC SLHS & Linguistics
Register to receive reminder and zoom link: https://forms.gle/5JatnFaGrehKZa626

December 9th 
Non-Academic Job Market for Linguists
Dr. Cynthia Blanco, Duolingo
Register to receive reminder and zoom link: https://forms.gle/u869v28pMquhM6XY6

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Contact Dr. Suzanne van der Feest for more information.

View upcoming Professional Development sessions

Sociolinguistics Lunches are a series of talks on sociolinguistics and anthropological linguistics given by students, faculty, and visiting scholars usually from local institutions.

Three talks are held each semester, on select Fridays from 2pm-4pm. The format includes ample time for discussion and is an excellent venue for presenting on-going research or research in preparation for publication. All are welcome.

Students and faculty of the Linguistics Program are welcome to present their work at the Sociolinguistics Lunch. For more information or to suggest a speaker contact Cecelia CutlerMichael Newman or Miki Makihara.

We encourage all to attend in person. However, *non-CUNY attendees are required to let us know at least 2 days in advance, and must bring proof of COVID vaccination (or valid negative PCR test result) and valid id.  

Fall 2022 schedule

Time: 2pm-4pm, Where: Room 3309

September 16
Speaker: Ernesto Cuba, CUNY Graduate Center
Talk title: “To You, What Does It Mean to Talk Like a Woman?” Ideologies of Gendered Language Among Trans Women in the City of Lima, Peru
Register for Zoom: https://bit.ly/ZOSEP16  
*Registration required for in-person attendance: https://bit.ly/EBSEP16

October 21
Speaker: Paolo Niño Valdez, De La Salle University
Talk title: Phillipine English for Sale: The Linguistic Market and Commodity Formation
Register on Zoom: https://bit.ly/ZOCT21
*Registration required for in-person attendance: https://bit.ly/EBOCT21

November 18
Speaker: Ignacio Montoya, University of Nevada, Reno
Talk title: Interrogating the Colonial Legacy of Linguistics and Adopting Principles of Decolonization
Register on Zoom: https://bit.ly/ZONOV18

Stay tuned for upcoming abstract announcements!

View upcoming Sociolinguistics Lunches

 

The Connecting Innovative Research in CUNY Linguistics (CIRCL) series is designed primarily for students, and faculty to share research ideas and get useful feedback in a supportive and stimulating environment.  This is an internal GC Ling. Program-only series.

CIRCL meets on Tuesdays from 6:30pm–8:30pm, online and in person in room 7102.   See our Fall 2022 schedule below.

December 6: CL-MA thesis presentations by Tyler Lanni, and Tawa Suleman
meeting link: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/j/84181764808

December 13: CL-MA thesis presentations by Wen Zhang, and Clarisse Taboy
meeting link: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/j/84181764808 
 

The CUNY Computational Linguistics Lecture Series hosts talks by external experts in computational linguistics, including speech and natural language processing.  Contact Prof. Kyle Gorman at kgorman@gc.cuny.edu for more information about these talks.

Talks are approximately one hour, including a question-and-answer session.  Registration is required. Here's the schedule for Fall 2022:

Yang Zhang, Nvidia
Thursday, October 6
4:15 PM, *room 7102
Title: TBD
Register: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdemtpjssEtGpWxyd0AJSjQ5rJ9Hqvr_v

Nanjoung Kim, New York University & Google
Thursday, November 3
4:15 PM, *room 7102
Title: TBD
Register: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtdOuqrTIvHd1Y-bqNP7CxG3Bmk803uvck

Alvin Grissom II, Haverford College
Friday, December 2
2pm, *room 3309
Register: https://gc-cuny-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkc-ysrDgtGtOO7dFmTTwvmCMrGIiuSrJ4

Please note: *We require at least 2 days advance notice for non-CUNY in-person attendees. Non-CUNY in-person attendees must present either a CDC COVID vaccination card, NYS Excelsior Pass, or negative PCR test results and valid identification.

 

Get Involved

Upcoming Linguistics Events

Linguistics Announcements and Alerts

More Like This
Nov 3, 2022

Congratulations

Best wishes to our September 2022 graduates!

  • Elizabeth Maria Garza (CL-MA): Full-time position: Reading Comprehension Assessment Development Coordinator, MLS Project SIFE/RISLUS, housed in Dr. Gita Martohardjono's SLAL @CUNY GC. She is also a PhD student @Stonybrook Univ.
  • Mariana Graterol Fuenmayor (CL MA), now a full-time Data Engineer @NVIDIA)
  • John Schriner (CL MA),  E-Resources Librarian / Faculty, NYU Law School Library
  • Dayle M. Towarnicky (MA), lecturer in the Theater Department at Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts.
  • Isaac Reuben Raff (CL MA)
  • Announcement
Nov 3, 2022

Congratulations

Dr. Suzanne van der Feest &  Evgeniya Maryutina (GC Ling. 2021 MA), Valerie Shafer, et al. will present their work, “Perceptual and acoustic correlates of central vowels in Russian-English and Spanish-English bilingual children: The role of input frequency” at the 47th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development in November.

  • Announcement
Nov 3, 2022

Congratulations

Prof. Kyle Gorman is the recipient of a 3-year Collaborative NSF Grant titled: Deconstructing Word likeness Judgments with collaborators Karthik Durvasula, Michigan State and Jimin Kahng, U. Mississippi. See database of the project’s full description.

  • Announcement
Nov 3, 2022
Book Cover

Congratulations

The Linguistics Program pleased to announce that a volume co-edited by May Ahmar (current Ph.D. student), Wafa Bahri (2019 Ph.D. Alum), and Cece Cutler has just been published on Palgrave.  The title is "Digital Orality" Vernacular Writing in Online Spaces. Alums Eric Chambers (2017 Ph.D.) and Michelle McSweeney (2016 Ph.D.) contributed chapters​. See here:  https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-10433-6 

May's chapter is titled: Orality and Identity in the Writing Practices of Politicians, Celebrities, and Activists on Lebanese Twitter
Wafa's chapter is titled: Ettounsi and Tamazight Writing on Facebook: Oral Vernaculars or New Literacies
Cece's chapter is titled: Orality, Alignment, and Stance in YouTube Comments About the New York City Accent​​
Eric's chapter is titled: “You’re in the Gym to BUILD IT BIG, Not Have Social Hour”: Performing Dumb-Jock Masculinity on a Male Erotic Hypnosis Messageboard
Michelle's chapter is titled: Performing Politeness in Online Dating: How Orthographic Choices Signal Relationship Status

  • Announcement

Recent Linguistics News

Linguistics Books