Weekly Digest – Mar 19, 2019

Caitlin Smith (PhD USC 2018) has accepted a position as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University, to begin this spring after she completes her position as Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Congratulations, Caitlin!

We would also like to share an update on Arthur Santana, who was a visiting exchange scholar from the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil during the 2017-2018 academic year, working with Rachel Walker. Arthur defended his dissertation in February on the topic of Unstressed Vowel Neutralization in Brazilian Portuguese. The dissertation is currently available in Portuguese, but Arthur is working on generating an English version for his website: https://arthurpsantana.github.io

Arthur is currently working as an Associate Linguist for Google Brazil in São Paulo, and he is continuing to pursue his research in phonology. Congratulations, Arthur! Come visit soon!

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This week, in the Linguistics department…

Monday (03/18) at 1pm in GFS212: Binh Ngo will give a talk in preparation for the Penn Linguistics Conference, entitled “Implicit Causality: A comparison of English and Vietnamese verbs.”

Thursday (03/21) at 12pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Sarah Harper will give a talk.

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