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Linguistics at Northwestern

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Language is a complex, species-specific system made up of several components (sound, sentence structure, and meaning). The study of linguistics gives us a unique window on the structure of the human mind and the mind's activity.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sexuality Studies (Social Scientific Approaches)

The Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN) invites applications for two-year post- doctoral fellowships in sexuality studies, to run from September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2022.

Application deadline: December 2, 2019.



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PHONATICS: Matt Goldrick (NU Linguistics)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

Gradient Symbolic Representations in Phonology: Evidence from French (Joint work with Paul Smolensky and Eric Rosen, Johns Hopkins Univ...

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Yunyan Duan's paper "A rational model of word skipping in reading: Ideal integration of the visual and linguistic information" won 'Best Modeling Paper' in Perception/Action at the CogSci 2019 Conference!
2019 Abraham Demoz Prize awarded to Alaina Arthurs and June Choe
The Linguistics Department congratulates Jennifer Cole for being selected as a 2019 Fellow of the International Speech Communication Association!

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