Faculty News


Andries Coetzee Receives Faculty Recognition Award at Virtual Celebration

Professor Andries Coetzee is among the University of Michigan faculty members who received awards this fall in recognition of their notable contributions in the areas of teaching, mentoring, service and scholarship. They were honored at a virtual Faculty Awards Celebration on October 19.
Congratulations, Andries! Read more

From Africa to Patagonia: Voices of Displacement team publishes articles in top linguistic journals

The A2P Collaboratory project From Africa to Patagonia: Voices of Displacement team recently had two more research articles published in top journals in Linguistics: 
"Afrikaans in Patagonia: Language shift and cultural integration in a rural immigrant community" by Ryan Szpiech, Joshua Shapero, Andries Coetzee, Lorenzo García-Amaya, Paulina Alberto, Victoria Langland, Ellie Johandes, and Nicholas Henriksen in International Journal of the Sociology of Language.
"An investigation into utterance-fluency patterns of advanced L2 bilinguals: Afrikaans and Spanish in Patagonia" by Lorenzo García-Amaya, published in Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism. 
Read more.

Graduate Student News

Raising Our Voices 2020

Rachel Weissler to participate
in panel session

The American Anthropological Association hosts the online fall event series Raising Our Voices from November 5-14. Attendees can expect nine days of interaction and programming including over 100 live-streamed sessions covering COVID-19, climate change, race, the election, and much more. Graduate student Rachel Weissler will present as one of six on a panel titled “Making Progress While Stranded in Crisis: Graduate Student Experiences and Adaptations in 2020” on Saturday, November 7, at 5 p.m. EST. To register, visit:
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Upcoming Events

Friday, Oct. 23
Phondi Discussion Group
1-2 pm

HistLing Discussion Group
Bill Baxter
2-3 pm

SynSem Discussion Group
3-4 pm

Linguistics Colloquium
Matt Wagers, UCSC
4 PM

Please join us on Friday, October 23, for a virtual colloquium by linguist Matt Wagers of UC - Santa Cruz who will present "Accessibility and Timing" beginning at 4 p.m. on Zoom. See details.

VTLx: Class Visits Speaker Series

Graduate students Rachel Elizabeth Weissler and Kelly Wright will be speaking to Virginia Tech’s “Language and Ethnicity in the U.S.” class on October 20. The invited talk is part of a speaker series hosted by the language sciences faculty at Virginia Tech. The speaker series -- called VTLx: Class Visits -- is focused primarily on enriching classes by allowing students to interact with the scholars behind the research they are reading, with a secondary function of inspiring the wider VT community with research on language. 

Their talk is based on the coauthored paper “Language and Discrimination: Generating Meaning, Perceiving Identities, and Discriminating Outcomes” authored by Justin T. Craft, Kelly E. Wright, Rachel Elizabeth Weissler, and Robin M. Queen. In the talk, Kelly and Rachel describe the frameworks they work within and provide examples of 10 institutions that are affected by linguistic discrimination, expanding beyond the paper to describe recent work by Rachel and Kelly that relates to institutionalized racism and language. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As the largest college in the university, LSA celebrates its role in Michigan's deeply rooted commitment to diversity.


2020 Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Virtual Summit

Monday, October 26, 10-11:30 AM

Provost Susan M. Collins and
Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Robert M. Sellers
are pleased to invite you to attend the
Arts+Social Change:
Building an Anti-Racist World Through the Arts

A Virtual DEI Summit Experience
Join us online for performances, a panel session and discussion. Additional details
and ways to engage available at
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan
611 Tappan Street, 440 Lorch Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220
phone: 734.764.0353     email:

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