Meet our new postdoc, Brian Hsu!

Brian Hsu received his Ph.D in linguistics in 2016 from the University of Southern California. Before joining us at UNC, he was a Term Assistant Professor in linguistics at George Mason University. His research focuses on the origins of word order variation and the effects of morpho-syntactic contexts on phonological patterns. Read More »

A Study Abroad Adventure in Australia

Senior linguistics major Amanda Davis took part in a Study Abroad program at the University of Sydney in Australia in spring 2017, where she had an opportunity to expand her knowledge of linguistics and to get hands-on experience doing research. Read More »

Sporklab in the news


Sporklab — an NSF-funded collaboration between UNC faculty Elliott Moreton, Katya Pertsova, and Jennifer Smith of Linguistics and Fabian Monrose of Computer Science, working on innovative ways to create secure but memorable computer passwords — is featured in the Spring 2017 issue of Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine. Check it out here!

Linguistic Landscapes – A Talk by Dr. Fiona McLaughlin

Dr. Fiona McLaughlin, Associate Professor at the University of Florida, will be presenting “Written Cities: Linguistic Landscapes of the Urban Sahel” on Monday, October 24th at 6 pm. Join us for her talk in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 3024. Click here for more information.

UNC Linguistics at LabPhon 15

UNC alums Kathleen Hall (BA 2003), now linguistics faculty at UBC, and Aaron Kaplan (BA 2002) and Abby [Shoun] Kaplan (BA 2005), both now linguistics faculty at U Utah, Read More »

UNC Alum Ivy Hauser receives LSA Bloch Fellowship

UNC-CH LING alum Ivy Hauser (BA, 2012), who is now a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, was named the Linguistic Society of America’s Bloch Fellow.  She represents the LSA’s student members on the Executive Committee — the LSA’s governing body — and chairs the Committee on Student Issues and Concerns. Read More »

Documenting Mayan Inscriptions

Dr. David Mora-Marin has spent the summer traveling to several locations to document Maya inscriptions. Read More »

Thrive@Carolina grant

Katya Pertsova and Becky Butler (The Writing Center) are the recipients of the 2016 Thrive@Carolina grant to promote linguistic diversity at UNC and engage the academic community in reflecting on issues of language standardization and academic writing/speaking in the context of linguistic diversity on campus. Read More »

Roberge at the 22nd Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference

Dr. Paul Roberge presented his paper “The Incredible Weakness of the Germanic Third Weak Verb Class” at the 22nd Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference, held at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, May 19-22, 2016.

Misha Becker and Kristen Lindquist Interview about Emotional Development

Linguistics professor Misha Becker and psychology professor Kristen Lindquist were recently interviewed about their collaborative work on the emotional development in children. Check out the podcast here!