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Gareth Roberts to speak at Georgetown University

Gareth Roberts will be speaking at Georgetown University on October 16th.  The title of his talk is "Experimental simulations of language change”.

The MIT Press publishes Julie Anne Legate's new book, Voice and v

Julie Anne Legate's new book, Voice and v. Lessons from Achenese, has been published by The MIT Press as a Linguistic Inquiry Monograph. In Voice and v, Julie Anne Legate investigates the syntactic structure of voice, using Acehnese as the empirical starting point. A central claim is that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is distinct from, and higher than, vP.

Sabriya Fisher, Hilary Prichard and Betsy Sneller receive a Best Student Paper Award at NWAV 43

Sabriya Fisher, Hilary Prichard and Betsy Sneller received a Best Student Paper Award for their presentation at NWAV 43 which was held in Chicago on October 23-26, 2014. The title of their paper was "The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree: incremental change in Philadelphia families". Their abstract can be found at the NWAV 43 website.

2015 Hoenigswald Prize in Linguistics awarded


Congratulations to Jacob Kaufman, this year’s recipient of the Hoenigswald Prize in Linguistics for the best senior thesis.

Penn To Suspend Normal Operations On Friday, September 25, 2015

September 25, 2015 (All day)

Linguistics Graduate Students Orientation; Tuesday - 10am

Location: Houston Hall, Golkin Room, room 223 on the second floor.

August 26, 2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Last Day of Classes: December 9th; Tuesday

December 9, 2014 (All day)