Cornell linguists at the Manchester Phonology Meeting

Cornell phonology graduate students Robin Karlin, Marie-Josee L'Esperance, Linda Heimisdottir, and Anca Chereches.

The 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting (May 29-31) will be awash with Cornellians! We have two papers and two posters among our acceptances; half the PLab will be in Manchester in May. MJ L'Espérance will be presenting a paper "How phonological is liaison?". Robin Karlin will be presenting "Finnish dialectical epenthesis: two distinct types of vowel insertion". Anca Chereches will present a poster titled "No host, no problem: Romanian clitics can form independent Prosodic Words", and Linda Heimisdóttir will present "Icelandic Aspiration: Analysis of Two Dialects." And if that were not enough, a glance at the program reveals that Adam Albright (B.A. 1996) and Niken Adisasmito-Smith (Ph.D. 2004) will also be there

Lab cleanup and bowling party March 15: winning team is still disputed

Phonetics Lab Hike

On October 20th Sam & Abby lead a successful Phonetics Lab hike on a glorious, sunshine-filled Sunday at Buttermilk Falls State Park.

P-lab hikers were joined by family members for a hike spanning the upper & lower sections of the park. Many pictures were taken at bridges and scenic waterfalls along the way, and no one was lost to grizzly bear attacks or alien abduction.

Hikers finished the outing with a tasty Wegman's lunch tray (courtesy of the Linguistics Department) and scrumptious home-made Indonesian dumplings (courtesy of Okki's wife Mega).

Welcome to the world, Anagnostis Sebastian Bjorndahl!

On September 23 at 5:54 AM, little Anagnostis Sebastian Bjorndahl was born to our graduate student Christina Bjorndahl and her husband Adam. Congratulations to the Bjorndahl family!

Welcome to the world, Idris Ashton Butler!

On May 29, 2013, Idris Ashton Butler was born to our illustrious graduate students Becky Butler and Neil Ashton. Congratulations to the whole family!

Peggy Renwick going to University of Georgia

Recent Ph.D. grad Peggy Renwick, who for the past year has been working as a postdoc researcher at Oxford, has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at The University of Georgia. Congratulations, Peggy!

Lab cleanup and bowling party!

On Saturday, February 23rd members of the Phonetics Lab met in the lab for the semi-annual lab cleanup day, cleaning, organizing, and getting the place in good shape. The lab really does look much better now! People worked hard.

Afterward the hardworking PLABers gathered at the Helen Newman Bowling Center for a bowling party.

Becky Butler giving invited talk in Cornell SEAP series

Cornell linguistics Ph.D. candidate Becky Butler has been invited to give a talk as part of the Southeast Asia Program's Brown Bag talk series, February 7th at noon at the Kahin Center. Her talk is entitled "Half-Syllables in Southeast Asian Languages."

Phonetics Lab hike to Taughannock Falls

Becky Butler presenting at Southeast Asian languages workshop

Becky Butler will be presenting a talk on "A Gestural Deconstruction of the Minor Syllable" at the workshop on "Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: The State of the Art in 2012," Nov 29 to Dec 1, at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Liepzieg.