Consulting Professor Ron Kaplan, Senior Director at Nuance Communications, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from University of Copenhagen, in recognition of his contributions to theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, and applications of language technology. Read more about it here.
Professor John Rickford was officially elected to the position of Vice President/President-Elect of the Linguistic Society of America as the result of a recently finalized voting of the LSA Nominating Committee. You can read the LSA’s biography of John here.
Stanford Linguistics PhD, 2004 Sarah Benor (now Associate Professor at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion) was runner up to coveted 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her work, Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism.
Read more about the award and about the Jewish Book Council here, and read more about Sarah and her work here.
Our very own Sharese King has been honored with a travel grant to attend and present at the upcoming LSA conference from the LSA’s Committee on Ethnic Diversity in Linguistics. Only four such awards are given out.
PhD Candidate Matthew Adams has been awarded a grant by Stanford’s Europe Center, whose aim is to support graduate student dissertation research pertaining to European politics, economics, history, or culture.
Beth Levin has been selected as a LSA 2014 Fellow, joining a very distinguished list of linguists that includes current Stanford linguists Joan Bresnan, Penny Eckert, Paul Kiparsky, Stanley Peters, John Rickford, Elizabeth Traugott, and Arnold Zwicky.
We extend our heartiest congratulations (and think you should too) to the following people: