The biennial LSA Summer Institute will be taking place from June 24-July 19, 2019 at the University of California, Davis. The Institute’s theme, “Linguistics in the Digital Era,” promises exciting exploration of the ways in which the ubiquity of modern technological advances impacts both our experience of human language and our methods of investigating it. Alongside the special theme comes the usual smörgåsbord of course topics, ranging from introductions in various sub-fields to specialized workshops on specific questions. Registration information can be found here. Information about fellowship opportunities, the applications for which are due February 21, can be found here.


It can be difficult to keep track of the large number of grant application deadlines fast approaching. But breathe easy! You can learn more about upcoming grant deadlines below:

The Jacob’s Research Fund, a program that funds original research on the cultures and languages of native people groups in the Americas, has an application deadline of February 15. More information on the grant and how to apply can be found here.

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs is a program that places recent PhDs in staff positions with various partnering organizations. The two-year fellowship has an application deadline of March 13. More information about the program and the application can be found here.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship Program funds doctoral candidates who engage in 6-12 months of full-time language or area research abroad. The application is due on March 25th. More information can be found here.

The Humanities Institute at UCSC has various funding opportunities for Humanities undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members. Application deadlines range from early May to early April. A list of funding opportunities and deadlines can be found here.


LIPThursday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, LCR: Grant McGuire will lead discussion of Hay et. al’s (2018) “Hearing r-sandhi: The role of past experience.”

MRGThursday, 11:40 AM-12:40 PM, LCR: Jorge Hankamer will present work in progress on CP complements to D in Danish.

PhlunchFriday, 9:00-10:00 AM, LCR: Andrew Hedding will give a practice talk for presentation at UCLA on work in progress in San Martín Peras Mixtec.

s/lab: Friday, 3:00 – 4:00 PM, STEV 102: Stephanie Rich will will lead discussion of chapters three and four of Yang’s (2016) “The price of linguistic productivity: how children learn to break the rules of language.”

SPLAP,  S-Circle, and WLMA will not be meeting this week.