Terrapins zoom up to 45th BUCLD
BU conference hears its annual chorus of Terps on the acquisition of syntax, semantics and phonology
Experimental semantics from Maryland featured at new conference, with work by Anouk, Tyler, Jad and Dan, plus several faculty and alums
Shohini, Philip, Colin and several alums at the 26th Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing Conference
Read about new grants, presentations and classes by Rodrigo, Paulina and Polina.
This year has been good for our alumni, with several new appointments and promotions.
22 faculty members from the College of Arts and Humanities have received promotion and/or tenure.
The 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium has two talks from UMD, one by Anouk and Annemarie, with Valentine and NYU's Ailis Cournane, the other by Paolo Santorio from Philosophy, with collaborators.
UConn hears the holiday story of "WH-Movement through the Ages" from Jeffrey Lidz, reporting work by Jeff, Mina Hirzel, Laurel Perkins and others on the development of children's ability to represent wh-dependencies.
"Morphology in Austronesian Languages" from Maria Polinsky with former postdoc Theodore Levin.
Marisa Fried, Linguistics major, has been named a Dean's Senior Scholar, one of only seven.
What can animal communication teach us about human language?, asks a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, edited by Bill Idsardi with Jonathan B. Fritz from NYU and Gerald S. Wilkinson from UMD Biology.
Special issue of journal asks what our babies can do that birds and chimps cannot.
Howard Lasnik gives three talks in Guangzhou, China.
Listen to Jeffrey Lidz answer the question "How is the internet changing language for kids?" on the In Plain Language podcast.
"Polysemous "want": Language change from a synchronic perspective," by Annemarie van Dooren, Gesoel Mendes and 2019 alum Nick Huang is at Formal Diachronic Semantics 4 in Columbus, Ohio.
Linguistics professor Howard Lasnik is also a long-time Scottish country dancer.