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  • Call for Papers to UNC Linguistics Department’s 2016 Spring Colloquium now open

    The Linguistics Department at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is now accepting abstracts for their 2016 Spring Colloquium. The conference will be held Saturday, March 5, 2016 with Joe Pater as keynote speaker. Papers are invited on any topic in Theoretical Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Presentations will be 20 minutes long (in English) followed by a 10-minute discussion period.  Read more...

  • UNC students present at LSUGA’s 2nd conference

    Graduate students Jen Boehm, Amy Reynolds, Kline Gilbert, Emily Moeng, and Metta Crouse traveled to Athens, GA for the Linguistics Society at the University of Georgia (LSUGA)’s 2nd interdisciplinary linguistics conference, October 9th – 11th.

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  • Fall Break Cherokee Revitalization

    Over fall break, Misha Becker and Ben Frey (AMST) traveled to Cherokee, NC to work with teachers and students at the New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee language immersion school. Their project, funded by the Endangered Language Fund, seeks to encourage Cherokee language use in the school and in wider community domains. Having teamed up with Mark Katz (Music), the director of the Next Level Hip-Hop Diplomacy project, the researchers also brought hip-hop artist Josh Rowsey along to help the children think about creating rap music in Cherokee.

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  • Misha Becker and Ben Frey (AMST) host Cherokee Workshop
    Misha Becker and Ben Frey (AMST) hosted a workshop August 5-7 at UNC for teachers from the New Kituwah Academy, a Cherokee language immersion school in Cherokee, NC. Walt Wolfram (NCSU) spoke at the Cherokee workshop about the role of identity in language revitalization.
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  • Paul Roberge presents at the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

    Department Chair Professor Paul Roberge presented a paper “Factivity and contrafactivity in the Cape Dutch Vernacular” at the joint meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics and the Associação de Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola, Karl-Franzens-Universität, Graz Austria, July 6-10, 2015.  Earlier this year, he was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Committee of the SPCL’s journal, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, and at the meeting he was elected to the Society’s Nominating Committee.

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