Linguistics News Highlights

  • Humanities Spring Awards 2018

    June 19, 2018

  • Linguistics Department MA and PhD Graduates

    June 15, 2018

  • Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC 2018)

    May 1, 2018

    Towards the end of the spring quarter each year, the Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC) showcases the research of the department's undergraduate students. This conference always features as an invited speaker, a distinguished alumnus or alumna of the department.

  • Graduate Research Symposium 2018

    April 27, 2018

    The UC Santa Cruz Graduate Research Symposium offers graduate students from every division the opportunity to discuss their research with colleagues on campus and with the public.

  • Pronouns in Competition Workshop 2018

    April 27, 2018

    Long distance dependencies involving pronouns have figured prominently both in theories of competence and in theories of performance. Bringing these diverse lines of inquiry closer together is a challenging, yet fundamental, goal for linguistic theory. In this workshop we propose to study the role(s) that competition and optimality may play in these domains.

  • McCloskey receives 2018 Dizikes Award

    April 4, 2018

    Jim McCloskey was announced as the recipient of the 2018 Dizikes Faculty Teaching Award.

  • Festschrift for Jim McCloskey

    March 10, 2018

    Jim McCloskey presented with Festschrift: "A Reasonable Way to Proceed."

  • SPOT Workshops

    November 3, 2017

    One-day IHR (Institute of Humanities Research)-sponsored workshop on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, called SPOT ("Syntax-Prosody in Optimality Theory") at Santa Cruz.

  • Ryan Bennett joins the department

    April 20, 2017

    We are delighted to announce that Ryan Bennett will join the department as Assistant Professor starting in July 2017. Ryan received his PhD in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz in 2012, and since then has been a faculty member at Yale University.

  • Amanda Rysling joins the department

    April 20, 2017

    We are very happy to announce that Amanda Rysling will join the department as Assistant Professor starting in July 2017. Amanda is currently a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she is simultaneously a PhD candidate in linguistics and an MS candidate in psychological and brain sciences.

  • Festschrift for Sandy Chung

    March 18, 2017

    Sandy Chung presented with Festschrift: "Asking the Right Questions"

  • Sandra Chung

    Sandra Chung to deliver 51st annual Faculty Research Lecture

    January 30, 2017

    UC Santa Cruz professor of linguistics Sandra Chung will deliver the 51st annual Faculty Research Lecture on Tuesday, February 7, at 7 p.m. at the Music Recital Hall in the Performing Arts Complex.

  • "Why don't we say what we mean?"

    October 1, 2016

    An interview with Pranav Anand and Jim McCloskey by Scott Rappaport.