On Friday, December 7, a team of students, faculty, and friends was honored to present a Festschrift celebrating the remarkable careers of Junko Ito and Armin Mester, two of the world’s leading theoretical phonologists and one of the most enduring collaborative research teams in our field:
Festschrift editor Jaye Padgett writes:
It is impossible to do justice to the variety and depth of Armin and Junko’s work, or to adequately express our regard for them as colleagues and friends. But we hope this volume goes some way toward doing both.
The editors of the Festschrift are Ryan Bennett, Andrew Angeles, Adrian Brasoveanu, Dhyana Buckley, Nick Kalivoda, Shigeto Kawahara, Grant McGuire, Jaye Padgett.
Pictured from right to left: Grant McGuire, Adrian Brasoveanu, Armin Mester, Jaye Padgett, Junko Ito, Ryan Bennett, Andrew Angeles, and Nick Kalivoda.
Professor emerita Judith Aissen was recently chosen by the LSA to receive the Kenneth L. Hale Award, an honor that recognizes scholars for their phenomenal work in documenting an endangered language or language family. You can find more information about the award here. Congrats, Judith!
The Humanities Institute at UCSC recently highlighted Syntax-Prosody in OT, a project spearheaded by UCSC linguists Nick Kalivoda and Jennifer Bellik, as well as UCSC undergraduate linguists Alyssa Scarsciotti, Andrew “Wayne” Holmes, Sam Gillespie, and Hoa Nguyen. The project is funded by an NSF Grant awarded to Junko Ito and Armin Mester. You can find the article and learn more about SPOT here.
The Linguistics Department’s December 2018 newsletter highlighted second-year PhD student Jérémie Beauchamp’s fieldwork on Jê languages in Brazil, supported by funding from outside donations to the department. To learn more, click here.