Congratulations to the class of 2018 in Linguistics! 

Submitted by Kirby Conrod on
PhD grads Brent Woo, Michael Goodman, Alli Germain, and Laura Panfili

This year has been a year of amazing achievements for our linguistics students! Please join us in honoring those who are graduating or receiving awards.

We are awarding 57 BAs this spring and summer--54 in Linguistics and 3 in Romance Linguistics--including 11 double-majors. The Linguistics department is delighted to award Linguistics Departmental Honors to Dakota Giltner, Ian Gwin, Andrew Heidke, Johanna Mannisto, and Elizabeth Solallonch. Anne Soedal is receiving Interdisciplinary Honors. Among our graduates we have three Phi Beta Kappa invitees, and seven students graduating Cum Laude. Congratulations to Johanna Mannisto and Janine Ikeda, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and to Sabrina Lowney, who is graduating Summa Cum Laude.

This year we are awarding 23 masters of sciences through our CLMS program. Five PhD students defended their dissertations and graduated this year; congratulations to Drs. Alli Germain, Michael Wayne Goodman and Laura Panfili, and an early congratulations to Brent Woo and Amie DeJong. Six PhD students advanced to candidacy, and we awarded five MAs this year.

We are delighted to announce that three of our PhD students are receiving the Linguistics Research Excellence Award: congratulations Nicole Chartier, Kirby Conrod, and David Inman. In addition, our graduate student Laura Panfili received the prestigious Presidential Graduate Research Fellowship Award for 2017-18; Naomi Tachikawa Shapiro received the Foreign Language Area Studies award to support her work on Hebrew; and Molly FitzMorris recently won a Stroum Center Opportunity Grant to support her travel to and presentation at the Universita d’enverano de djudyo, a weeklong Ladino conference in Paris this July.