College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Scholars Week

Scholars Week

The Linguistics Program has been participating in Scholars Week every year since its inception. Faculty nominate student research and then a committee selects those students who will participate. Sometimes students have participated in the university-wide poster session and sometimes in panel presentations.

Scholars Week 2019

Chris Beswetherick & Daniel Leach, The Evolution of Spanish Coronal Fricatives

Joey Farrow, The Big Bang Theory: Subordinate Men and The Legibility of Hegemonic Masculinity

Aron Finholt, The Scope of Negation in Romance

Emily Hillman, The Syntax of Guarani

Evelyn Hobbs, A Brief Look at Lushootseed Syntax

Holly Lund, A Case Study in Areal Linguistics: German and Estonian’s Forgotten Affair

Poster for the 2019 Linguistics Scholars Week Symposium

Scholars Week 2018

Mike Jones & Jazzy Edwards, A House of Cards

Mack Wright, Stereotypes, Ageism, and Millennials: Generation Discourse within an Abercrombie and Fitch Commercial

Isabelle Crecca, Klallam: Not Sleeping but Awakening

Anne Tynan, I’m finna prove something: A study on the grammaticalization of ‘fixing to’

Dustin Davis, Automatic Poetry Generation

Salvador Avalos, A Case(marking) of Korean Postpositionals

Holly Lund, Hungarian: The Language of Extraterrestrials

Kailey Hegedus, Second Language Acquisition of Consonant Allophones in Mandarin

Poster for 2018 Linguistics Program Scholars Week Symposium

Click on the poster to view and download a PDF version.

Scholars Week 2017

The student research in the 2017 Scholars Week panel grew out of Dr. Janet Xing’s 421 Grammaticalization class and Dr. Edward Vajda’s LING 402 Historical Linguistics class. 

See their work in the links below:

Jeffrey GuptilThe Grammaticalization of "because" in Standard English

Margo LamyLexical Borrowing in Turkish

Kiersten Mara, Degrammaticalization of ‘@’: How the usage of ‘@’ has changed due to the influence of Twitter

Taylor Thompson, Grammaticalization of Head Shakes in American Sign Language

 

Click on the poster to view and download a PDF version.