The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) held its annual meeting this year in New Orleans from January 2-5, 2020. The annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA) was held concurrently. Several UW-Madison students and faculty participated in this massive linguistic shindig. The following UW-Madison linguists presented papers or posters at one of the conferences:
Jonathan Jibson (English) – Variability of Formant Values at Different Time Points of Vowels
Sarah Bakst (BLAB Lab) – Stability and Instability in the Articulatory-Acoustic Mapping over Time
Iman Sheydaei Baghdadeh & Thomas Purnell (English) – Ethnic Visibility and Linguistic Behavior: MENA-Americans’ Convergence to Local Vowel Patterns
Jerome Biedny, Andrea Cudworth, Sarah Holmstrom, Monica Macaulay, Gabrielle Mistretta, Joseph Salmons, Charlotte Vanhecke, Bo Zhan (Language Sciences) – A more structured family tree: Algonquian subgrouping
Professor Macaulay also received two important awards at the LSA this year as well. She was inducted as a Fellow of the LSA, and was also the first recipient of the new LSA Mentoring Award. Both awards recognize Dr. Macaulay’s years of dedicated service to the field of linguistics in her capacities as researcher, scholar, community language activist, and mentor to developing linguists. We are so proud and honored to have her as a member of our faculty!