News

09-13-2017

The Linguistics Department had a strong and exciting presence at the Academic Directions (Major/Minor) Fair, held this morning. Our student volunteers did a great job attracting students to our table and sharing information. Thanks to Ethan Myers, Adam Goodkind, Nayoun Kim, Christine Schlaug, Isabella Rose Reynal - and especially to Alex Krauska, Jiayi Lu and Jeremy Needle who participated enthusiastically in the entire event. Jeremy and Ethan are also recognized and appreciated as repeat volunteers for this Fair! Event Photos


05-08-2017

Linguistics seniors Elizabeth Dunn and Rita Hirami have been elected to ФВК. Thanks to those of you who wrote letters for them!


05-04-2017

Masaya Yoshida has received the Weinberg College Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research! This award recognizes a faculty member who has exhibited particular skill in and dedication to mentoring undergraduate students engaged in research and other intellectually creative endeavors.


04-26-2017

2017 Abraham Demoz Prize awarded. Jiayi Lu is the recipient of the 2017 Demoz Prize. Jiayi is a junior and a Linguistics major who has done research on neurolinguistics and sentence processing in Mandarin Chinese, and has received a Northwestern University Academic Year Undergraduate Research Grant for his independent research. Jiayi is an active participant in Syntax Club, and is a charter member of the newly formed Northwestern University Linguistics Student Association.


04-26-2017

Eleanor Chodroff has accepted a postdoc position working with Jennifer Cole in the Prosody & Speech Dynamics Lab. Eleanor is completing her PhD in Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University, with a thesis on Structured Variation in Obstruent Production and Perception.


02-01-2017

The new Prosody & Speech Dynamics Lab in the Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a postdoctoral position. Applications are invited from individuals with a Ph.D. and research expertise in any field related to the analysis of spoken language, including Linguistics, Psychology, Speech & Hearing Science, and Computer Science/Computer Engineering.


12-15-2016

Annette D'Onofrio discusses the "words of the year" on WTTW's Chicago Tonight. "Adulting," along with "chatbot," "woke" and "coulrophobia" are some of the candidates for the 2016 Word of the Year.


11-30-2016

Different language, different decision? - Boaz Keysar presented his attention-grabbing research as the inaugural Distinguished Lecturer in Multilingualism and Language Learning at Northwestern.


10-24-2016

Each year, undergraduate students nominate faculty for the Associated Student Government (ASG) Faculty Honor Roll. This year both Dr. Erin Leddon and Prof. Robert Gundlach have received this honor! (The full list can be found here.) Faculty on the Honor Roll are selected by the ASG based on student nominations. Thanks to Erin and Bob for their dedication to our students!


09-29-2016

50 Year Past and 50 Forward - The Department of Linguistics celebrates its 50th year with a look into the future


09-20-2016

The Future of Language Science. Linguistics Symposium abstracts are available.


05-13-2016

English Language Programs celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Linguistics Department. Event photos.


05-09-2016

New Ph.D. cohort finalized
Adam Goodkind, Hyosik Kim, and Nicole Mirea will be joining the department as new graduate students in our Ph.D. program this Fall.


04-28-2016

Jennifer Cole has accepted Northwestern's offer of a faculty position and will be joining the Linguistics Department as Professor of Linguistics in Fall 2016.


04-15-2016

Rebecca Way wins Northwestern's Student Employee of the Year Award!

Rebecca Way has been working as a research assisntant to Alexis Wellwood in the Child Language Development Laboratory since Fall 2015. On April 13, 2016, Rebecca was awarded the Northwestern On-Campus Student Employee of the Year Award (SEOTY).


04-12-2016

We are pleased to announce that senior Rebecca Way is the winner of this year's Demoz Prize, which honors outstanding undergraduate achievement in linguistics. Rebecca's contributions to the ChiLD Lab, especially in the areas of introducing new technology and analyses, has had a significant impact on departmental research this year. Likewise, their performance in linguistics coursework has consistently been at the highest level, and they have done much to support the life of the department both inside and outside of the classroom. Congratulations, Rebecca!


03-21-2016

Annette D'Onofrio has decided to accept Northwestern's offer of a faculty position and will be joining the Linguistics Department next academic year. For her first year 2016-2017, Annette will be taking advantage of the WCAS College Fellows program. She will take up her position as Assistant Professor of Linguistics in AY 2017-2018. Please feel free to send Annette a welcome message!


03-08-2016

Thank you to everyone who came to The Graduate School's Awards & Recognition Ceremony.


01-22-2016

Irene Sakk the Linguistics Department Assistant has been selected to receive a Service Award from The Graduate School.

This award recognizes Irene Sakk for her outstanding contributions to the graduate community at Northwestern.


10-23-2015

Dr Jen Hay (Ph.D. 2000) elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

University of Canterbury Professor in Linguistics and Northwestern University graduate alumna Dr Jennifer Hay has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.


10-17-2015

New Twitter account

The linguistics department has jointed Twitter! Follow us for the latest updates on department events, publications, and presentations. Linguistics department students and faculty, if you are interested in being added as a team member that can tweet from the department account, get in touch with Alexis Wellwood.


09-24-2015

The Linguistics Department kicked off its year of 50th anniversary events with a champagne toast and a cake! Event photos.


09-11-2015

50th Anniversary issue of the Department Newsletter.


09-01-2015

Faculty Search - Fall 2015: The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line position (open rank) with a start date of September 1, 2016.


06-05-2015

Matt Goldrick has been promoted to the Professor rank and appointed the Chair of the Linguistics Department.


05-07-2015

Ann Bradlow has joined WCAS administrative team and adopted a new role: Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives.