Hiroaki Saito, who recently graduated from our program, has began his tenure-track job at the Faculty of Humanities, Law and Economics, Mie University in Japan. Congratulations Hiro!
UConn linguistics alumna Lyn Tieu (PhD 2013, now at University of Toronto) has recently been promoted to co-Editor-in-Chief of GLOSSA alongside Johan Rooryck. Congratulations Lyn!
Harry van der Hulst was honored with a festschrift and special satellite workshop organized by Nancy Ritter at the Twelfth North American Phonology Conference (NAPhCxii), held at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, May 14, 2023.
Harry also gave an invited presentation at the main conference titled What can stress tell us about the structure of synthetic compounds?
Presentations by current/former UConn affiliates included:
At the satellite workshop:
Aida Talic (PhD 2017, now at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Phases and accent assignment domains
Alexandre Vaxman (PhD 2016, now at University of Tours). Interaction of phonological and diacritic weight in hybrid accent systems
Rachel Channon. A new feature type: Functional features in sign languages
At the main conference:
Shengyun Gu, Diane Lillo-Martin and Deborah Chen Pichler (PhD 2001, now at Gallaudet). Phonological Development in ASL-Signing Children: Pseudosign Repetition
Photo: UConn affiliates at the workshop in person.
Front row: Shengyun Gu, Deborah Chen Pichler
Back row: Aida Talic, Alexandre Vaxman, Nancy Ritter, Harry van der Hulst, Diane Lillo-Martin
Teruyuki Mizuno, who recently graduated from our program, has began his job as a tenure-track assistant professor in semantics/pragmatics at Ochanomizu University. Congratulations Teru!
Muyi Yang, who recently graduated from our program, has began her job as lecturer at the Division of Language and Culture, Graduate School of Humanities, at Osaka University. Congratulations Muyi!
Yoshiki Fujiwara and Shuyan Wang, who got their PhDs last academic year, have both been hired in postdoc positions. Yoshiki is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the linguistics department at Yale University, supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, while Shuyan is now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the linguistics department at Rutgers University, working with Dr. Kristen Syrett. Congratulations to both and to many more successes!
We are pleased to announce that Omar Agha will be joining our department for the coming academic year. Omar is finishing up his dissertation in semantics at NYU with Lucas Champollion, having previously received a BA in linguistics and mathematics at the University of Chicago. He will teach courses in semantics/pragmatics and computational linguistics.
You can find more information about his research here.
Congratulations to Stefan Kaufmann, who has been named a faculty fellow at the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) for 2022-2023 to work on the project “What was, what will be, and what would have been”.
Harry van der Hulst has been awarded the 2022 Excellence in Research & Creativity Career Award from the UConn-AAUP, one of only two recipients in the university. The recipients were chosen by the UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards Committee from a pool of excellent candidates. The intention of the awards is to showcase academic excellence at UConn.
A virtual ZOOM ceremony to honor Professor van der Hulst, and other UConn-AAUP award recipients, will take place on Monday, April 25th at 12:00pm. Any and all who wish to attend are welcome and are asked to email Barbara Kratochvil to receive the ZOOM link.
Nick Huang (post-doc 2019-2021) will be starting a tenure-track assistant professor position at the National University of Singapore’s Department of English Language and Literature in August.