Melissa’s NSF Dissertation Grant to Study Number and Semantics

Go Melissa!!

Congratulations on your great accomplishment!

“The use of numerical knowledge is ubiquitous in natural language and is perhaps nowhere more obvious than in the use of quantificational words like some, all, none and the numeral quantifiers, five, seven, ten, etc. This project studies what Spanish-speaking children know about the exact interpretation of numeral quantifiers and the role that non-linguistic cognitive abilities, including numerical abilities, play in these interpretations.”

Congratulations Sadler on your MA!

Congratulations Sadler Kirk on successfully defending his MA project “Anxiety, Lexicon, and Morphosyntax in Instructed Second Language Spanish”.

Great job!

¡¡¡Enhorabuena, Ana!!!

Tesis Terminada

¡¡Felicidades a Ana Laura Arrieta Zamudio por su recién defendida tesis de maestría “La expresión de la cardinalidad definida en Español y en Zapoteco de San Pablo Güilá”!!

¡Festeja mucho!

¡Muchísimas felicidades de todos los del Lab!

Busy Fall!

Hispanic Linguistics Symposium – American Speech, Language and Hearing Association Annual Meeting – Boston University Conference on Language Development – Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas…and a visit from Janna Oetting!

The fall is so busy, but lots of good work has to go somewhere! Congratulations, one and all!

Society for Research in Child Development statement on treatment of children at US-Mexico Border

From President Kenneth Dodge and Executive Director Laura Namy:

“Separation of children from families at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, and the welfare of children is being compromised.  The trauma of separation can have lasting effects.  The scientific evidence is clear that separation of children from their families, particularly under circumstances such as those occurring today at the U.S.-Mexico border, is harmful to children’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. We urge that families be allowed to remain together.”

See scientific details of negative impacts of this policy here.