Jami Fisher teaches at the Penn Global Seminar

A Penn Global Seminar on global deaf culture lead by Penn linguist Jami Fisher included visiting sites in Rome, Italy like Bernini’s Fontana dei Quatro Fiumi in Piazza Navona. Often, the group was led by a guide who was signing in Italian sign language. It gave the students a chance to experience what life is like not only for deaf people in general, but also a deaf community in another part of the world.

For the full article:

https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/connecting-deaf-community-in-Italy-through-Penn-Global

Science Cafe: How Children Learn Language

Penn Science and Lightbulb Cafe Lecture  Series

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Expert faculty from the University of Pennsylvania shed light on their research at the Penn Science Café. Join us for an evening of engaging, stimulating conversation, with a Q&A session following each talk. 

How Children Learn Language - And Why They're Better at It Than Adults

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LING653 - Tpcs in Syn-Sem Intrface

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Tpcs in Syn-Sem Intrface
Term
2019C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING653301
Course number integer
653
Meeting times
M 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
WLNT 300C
Level
graduate
Description
Topics in the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Course number only
653
Use local description
No

Lena Greenberg receives the 2019 Hoenigswald Prize

Lena Greenberg has been awarded the 2019 Hoenigswald Prize.

In memory of Henry Hoenigswald, late professor emeritus of linguistics, this prize, consisting of books of the student's choice (up to a total of $150) on a topic in linguistics, is given to a Linguistics Major whose senior thesis is deemed by the faculty to have made a significant scientific contribution to the field. The prize has been made available from funds donated by alumni and friends of the department of linguistics.

Ryan Budnick receives a Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching by Graduate Students.

From:   Steven Fluharty and Paul Sniegowski

It gives us great pleasure to announce the recipients of the 2019 awards for distinguished teaching in the School of Arts and Sciences.  We applaud the extraordinary commitment of these individuals to the education of our students.  The winners will be honored at a School-wide reception on Thursday, May 2 at 4:00 p.m. in 200 College Hall. 

DEAN'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED TEACHING BY GRADUATE STUDENTS

Ryan Budnick, Linguistics

 

LING055 - Digital Science and Scholarship: Exploring Speech and Language

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Digital Science and Scholarship: Exploring Speech and Language
Term
2019C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING055301
Course number integer
55
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
For Freshmen Only
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Mark Y. Liberman
Description
Today, research of all kinds is being extended, supplemented or replaced by computational analysis and modeling. This is happening in every field from archeology to zoology, in the humanities as well as in the natural and social sciences. And often, the phenomena of interest are viewed through the lens of language in digital form. This is directly true in literature, history, medicine, law, media studies, political science, sociology, and anthropology, among others. Related or analogous methods are used in studies of animal communication, in the analysis of musical scores or recordings, and so on. In this seminar, we will learn about research at Penn and elsewhere based on a wide variety of digital language materials, including the texts of novels; poetry readings; student writing; political speeches; courtroom arguments; recordings of musical performances; musical scores; cuneiform tablets; clinical interviews and neurocognitive tests; legal contracts; twitter and facebook; language learning; and even birdsong. And we will explore the foundational skills and methods that support research across all of these apparently diverse domains. We'll learn that the techniques used to analyze clinical interviews can be the same as those used to analyze poetry readings; insight into political speeches may come from the same methods used to analyze novels. Students with all backgrounds and interests are welcome. Priority in enrollment will be given to students in the Digital Humanities Program in Riepe College House, and the Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program in Ware College House.
Course number only
055
Fulfills
Formal Reasoning Course
Use local description
No

LING670 - Topics in Cult Evol Lang

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Cult Evol Lang
Term
2019C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING670301
Course number integer
670
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
W 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Meeting location
WLNT 300C
Level
graduate
Instructors
Gareth Roberts
Description
Readings in the cultural evolution of language. This encompasses research on the contribution of processes of cultural change to the emergence of language in the human species, the emergence of new languages, and language change viewed as a cultural-evolutionary process. There will be an emphasis on research employing empirical methods, particularly experimentation. Otherwise focus varies from term to term.
Course number only
670
Use local description
No

LING650 - Topics in Natl Lang Synt

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Natl Lang Synt
Term
2019C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING650301
Course number integer
650
Meeting times
W 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
WLNT 300C
Level
graduate
Instructors
Anthony S Kroch
Description
Detailed study of topics in syntax and semantics, e.g., pronominalization, negation, complementation. Topics vary from term to term.
Course number only
650
Use local description
No

LING630 - Seminar in Morphology

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Seminar in Morphology
Term
2019C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING630301
Course number integer
630
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-04:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
David S. Embick
Description
Readings in modern morphological theory and evaluation of hypotheses in the light of synchronic and diachronic evidence from various languages.
Course number only
630
Use local description
No