Linguistics

Mother-Daughter Team Teaches English Worldwide

December 10, 2019
In 1985 Carol Burrill held her baby girl, Kate Burrill, in her arms as she posed for a graduation photo next to the ARC Pavilion. She had just earned her master’s degree in linguistics. Twenty-two years later, Kate stood in the same spot for a photo the day she graduated in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in the same field.

Hellman Fellowships Give Early-Career Faculty a Research Boost

November 01, 2019
Seven assistant professors in the College of Letters and Science have been named to UC Davis’ newest class of Hellman Fellows. The Hellman Fellows Fund provides grants to more than 100 junior faculty members annually at all 10 UCs and four private institutions. The fellowships of up to $50,000 are intended to give early-career faculty extra support for their research.

Linguistics Department Hosts Prestigious Summer Institute

June 14, 2019
Close to 400 noted and emerging linguists from around the world will converge at UC Davis on June 24 for a month of intensive instruction, professional development and informal networking that will help shape the future of their field. The theme of the 2019 Linguistic Society of America institute is Linguistics in the Digital Era.

Summer Linguistic Institute Coming to Campus

February 05, 2018
UC Davis has been selected to host the Linguistic Society of America's 2019 Summer Linguistic Institute—spotlighting the interdisciplinary strengths of both the campus and its Department of Linguistics.

Scholarships Support Stellar Students

September 30, 2017
Back-to-school time at the UC Davis College of Letters and Science means a rededication to our mission as a liberal arts powerhouse. More than ever, we’re focused on growing our students’ intellectual adaptability, critical thinking, and collaborative commitment to improving themselves and the world around them.

Grads, Grilled: Daniel Moglen

Daniel Moglen Department

Linguistics

Program and Year of Study

PhD, 7th year

Previous degrees and colleges

MA Linguistics, UC Davis

BA Linguistics, UC Berkeley

Where did you grow up?

Auburn, CA

Where do you live now?

Berkeley, CA

What's your favorite spot in Davis?

Definitely the food co-op

How do you relax?

My main ways to relax include connecting with my friends over food, playing racquetball, maintaining a regular meditation practice, and an occasional yoga class.

In Memoriam: Lenora Timm, Founding Chair of Linguistics

January 23, 2017
Lenora “Nora” Timm, a professor emerita of linguistics and former associate dean of Graduate Studies, died of cancer Nov. 22, 2017. She was an internationally known expert on the endangered Celtic language Breton and an environmentalist who helped preserve thousands of acres of threatened wildlife habitat in four states.

2003 - Molly Winter

June 04, 2016

Immortal's Spring, the third novel in a Greek-mythology-based trilology by Molly Winter (M.A., linguistics, ’03), was released this month by Central Avenue Publishing. Winter writes under the pen name of Molly Ringle. The first two books were Persephone’s Orchard and Underworld’s Daughter. Winter won the grand prize in the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for an intentionally bad opening sentence. She lives in Seattle with her husband and sons.