Archive for the ‘Awards’ Category

Will Leben Honored

Congratulations to Will Leben, who returned to Abidjan in 2014 to be inducted into the Ordre du Mérite of Ivory Coast. Sesquikudos!

Hideki Zamma Honored

Sesquikudos to former visiting scholar (during 2009-2010) Hideki Zamma, who has just received two prestigious awards:

Other prominent linguists who have received the Ichikawa prize include Haruo Kubozono and Naoki Fukui.

This is for the published version of his 2012 Ph.D. thesis Patterns and Categories in English Suffixation and Stress Placement: A Theoretical and Quantitative Study – “a remarkable contribution to the study of English word stress that goes beyond earlier work in accounting for quantitative patterns in the English lexicon”, as Arto summarizes.

Meghan Sumner named Clayman Center Fellow

Congratulations to Meghan Sumner, who has been named a Faculty Research Fellow of the Clayman Center for this year!

Tom Wasow Chosen As LSA 2015 Fellow

Tom Wasow has been selected as a LSA 2015 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, Arnold Zwicky, and Beth Levin.

Congratulations and sesquikudos, Tom!

Rob Podesva Receives Denning Fund Grant

Rob Podesva received a grant from the The Roberta Bowman Denning Initiative For Humanities And Technology At Stanford 2014, which funds projects that promote focused attention on Humanities and Technology and that demonstrate the benefits of cross-disciplinary approaches in research and teaching.

Congrats, Rob!

Daniel Galbraith receives Faroe Islands Travel Scholarship

Daniel Galbraith received a Faroe Islands Travel Scholarship for his research on Faroese ballads.

Congratulations, Daniel!

Hanzhi Zhu Receives Robert M. Golden Medal

Hanzhi Zhu has received the Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in Humanities and Creative Arts for his senior honors thesis “Case, Agreement, and the EPP: Evidence from Kazakh”.

Congratulations, Hanzhi!

Isla Flores-Bayer wins DARE Fellowship

News has just been received from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (Patricia Gumport) that Linguistics graduate student Isla Flores-Bayer has been awarded a prestigious Diversifying Academia, Recruiting Excellence (DARE) Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford University. She was selected from a competitive field of nearly 100 applicants from seven schools and 40 departments. The fellowship, intended to help students prepare for successful faculty careers, and to use diversity as a resource in education, will provide tuition and living expenses for two years. Celebratory events (a kickoff lunch and new fellows dinner) for this year’s DARE cohort were held on June 4.

Congrats, and sesquikudos, Isla!