November 2, 2023

Hannah Sande published a chapter with Taylor L. Miller (SUNY Oswego) on "Recursion in morphology" in The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Morphology:

October 27, 2023

Larry Hyman and Francis Katamba have published a new chapter on "Tonology of the Luganda noun phrase" In Achiri Blasius (ed.), The Bantu NP: Issues and perspectives

October 26, 2023

Darya Kavitskaya gave two talks at UChicago this week:  a colloquium on Oct 26th on "Functional factors in contrast preservation and loss: Evidence from Slavic” and a talk for Language Variation and Change group on Oct 27th on "Dialects of Crimean Tatar: Fieldwork and its challenges”.

Gašper Beguš gave two invited talks this week, one at Stanford NLP Seminar ( and the other at the Linguistics Colloquium at UC Davis. 

October 20, 2023

Congratulations to Terry Regier, who has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg.

October 2, 2023

Hannah Sande published an article "Is grammatical tone item-based or process-based?" in Phonology

September 28, 2023

Larry Hyman and Hildah Kemunto Nyamwaro have published an open-access article "Grammatical tone mapping in Ekegusii" (a Bantu language of Kenya) in Phonology 39(1), a special issue on Grammatical Tone edited by Nicholas Rolle (Berkeley PhD, 2018), Florian Lionnet (Berkeley PhD 2016) and Laura McPherson:

September 26, 2023

Gašper Beguš gave an invited colloquium talk on "Modeling Language as a dependency between the latent space and data" at the University of Arizona's Department of Linguistics on September 22, 2023. The abstract can be found here:

A new volume of papers on language documention edited by Berkeley linguistics faculty members Peter Jenks and Lev Michael includes a paper by

September 21, 2023

Gašper Beguš gave a virtual invited hall titled Modeling language from raw speech with GANs” at the CHAI: Chat about AI colloquium at the School of Data Science and AI, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Guwahati) on September 13, 2023.

September 14, 2023

Gašper Beguš recently appeared on the Stack Overflow Podcast and the STARTS podcast talking about computers and language. You can listen to the podcasts at the following links:,

Hannah Sande has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure!  Congratulations!

September 12, 2023

Two (former) Berkeley affiliates presented at the International Conference on Historical Linguistics at Heidelberg University. Johanna Nichols presented on "Reconstructing prehistoric sociolinguistics from modern grammatical evidence" and Anna Berge (PhD 1997, now a professor at the University of

September 4, 2023

Darya Kavitskaya published an article with co-author Florian Wandl "On the reconstruction of contrastive secondary palatalization in Common Slavic" in the Journal of Historical Linguistics. Congrats, Dasha!

August 31, 2023

Line Mikkelsen just returned from teaching a two-week intensive workshop on non-verbal clauses at CIESAS-sureste in San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico (photo below). Participants included PhD students and professors in the graduate program in "Lingüistica Indoamericana" at CIESAS, as well as linguists from other institutions in Mexico. Our own Wendy López Márquez, who is an alum of the CIESAS MA program, was also in attendance.

August 30, 2023

Amy Rose Deal has been promoted to Full Professor!  Congratulations, Amy Rose!

April 11, 2023

Isaac Bleaman will be an invited speaker at a conference on "Trauma and Memory, Rupture and Continuity: Yiddish Creativity after the Holocaust" taking place at Brown University on April 16-17, 2023. The title of his talk is "Creating a Digital Corpus of Conversational Yiddish after the Holocaust."

April 10, 2023

In recent weeks, Amy Rose Deal traveled to Penn to give an invited talk called "Probe-specific locality" at the workshop on Locality in Theory, Processing, and Acquisition. She then traveled to Stony Brook University where she gave the talk both to a group of linguists in person and, via the magic of the internet, to the NYI Global Institute of Cultural, Cognitive, and Linguistic Studies as part of the NYI Distinguished Linguist Lecture Series.

August 16, 2022

Congratulations to Isaac Bleaman, who has received a 5-year CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation! His project is entitled "Documenting and Analyzing Sociolinguistic Variation in the Speech of Holocaust Survivors," and it will involve developing a large corpus of conversational Yiddish for language research and community engagement. The project was described in a recent announcement to LSA members and publicized in the Forward (first in Yiddish and then in English translation).

August 15, 2022

Congratulations to Leanne Hinton on the publication of Flutes of Fire: An Introduction to Native California Languages, Revised and Updated! This is a newly expanded edition of her 1994 book -- "an approachable, entertaining, and informative classic on Native culture-keeping." Read all about it here!