The 4th annual Linguistics Conference at UGA took place October 6-7 at the Miller Learning Center. The conference program featured over 30 presenters from colleges and universities in Alabama, Arizona, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Canada, and Brazil. Plenary events included talks by Dr. Susan Tamasi of Emory University and Dr.
Dr. Keith Langston presented a paper "Corpus planning and corpus data: Language advice and actual usage in Croatian" at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, September 21-24 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Dr. Chamorro spent time this summer collecting data to investigate temporal reference in Tenetehára. She found that the language has a ‘graded past tense system’ with three degrees of remoteness and an evidentiality system that conflates temporal and source of reported information. An analysis of the collected data is ongoing.
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Dr. Richard Friedman's new book, The Exodus, will be published by HarperCollins on September 12th. Please read the publisher's description below, and be sure to follow this link for more details - http://richardelliottfriedman.com/exodusbook/.
The Exodus has become a core tradition of Western civilization. Millions read it, retell it, and celebrate it. But did it happen?
Dr. Peggy Renwick and Rachel Miller Olsen have co-authored an article in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, using data from the Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States. In the article, which is part of a special collection on Advancing Methods for Analyzing Dialect Variation, the authors analyze the acoustics of vowels by nine speakers from southeastern Georgia.
The Linguistics Department is proud to announce that two CURO students will be working with our faculty this fall.
PhD student, Jonathan Crum, views the eclipse near Herty Field and Gilbert Hall along with a small crowd that gathered to watch the darkness of totality fall over campus.
There is a study abroad opportunity to go to Hannover, Germany and take some LING courses for UGA credit. Please see the information below for more details:
Founded in 1831 by the scholar Karl Karmarsch, the “Higher Trade School of Hannover” started with only 64 students. Today, Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) has more than 27,000 students of which about 4000 are international students in the natural sciences and engineering, in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in law and economics.