26 May 2012

Students news

Ben Parell has won the prestigious and highly selective USC Diploma in Innovation. Ben will be leading the project "Ultrasound imaging and automatic quantification of glottal dynamics during speech ". Congratulations for such a well-deserved honor!

20 May 2012

Alumni news

Ana Sánchez-Muñoz has been promoted to Associate Professor in the Department of Chicana/o Studies at the California State University, Northridge.

Michael Shepherd has accepted a visiting assistant professorship in the Spanish Department at the Arizona State University.

Roger Liao has been offered a tenure-track position at the Academia Sinica research institute in Taiwan. Starting from January 2013, he will be an assistant researcher there with no teaching obligation.


10 May 2012

Mellon Mentoring Awards

Recently, Elsi Kaiser and Roumyana Pancheva won the USC Mellon Awards for Graduate Mentoring by Faculty. Only ten faculty members were selected across schools this year, and two of them are from Linguistics! The awards ceremony took place on Apr 23.

Elsi and Roumi (photo by Xiao)

awesome mentors and some of their mentees (photo by Priyanka) 

09 May 2012


Alexa Cohen (Class of 2012) received a prestigious award, Dornsife Scholars, which provides $10,000 prizes for graduate/professional school studies. There are only 10 of these awards for all the graduating seniors in Dornsife College. Alexa is a double major in Linguistics and English. She has worked with Michael Shepherd (Dornsife post-doctoral fellow) on a project on the use of dialect in literature. She is also conducting a research project with Elsi Kaiser at the USC Language Processing Lab investigating the relation between perspective-taking, pronoun resolution and free indirect discourse. Congratulations to Alexa!