The first three recipients of the UC Davis College of Letters and Science Dean’s Faculty Fellowships will give talks about the research they have been conducting with support from the fellowship. All talks are online and begin at 4 p.m. on April 5, 19 and May 17.
Three faculty from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science are among 564 newly elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Professor Davide Donadio, Department of Chemistry, Professor Fernanda Ferreira, Department of Psychology, and Distinguished Professor Emeritus John Gunion, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Language is an intricate tool of expression, and UC Davis linguistics doctoral candidate Peter Torres has unraveled some of its complexities by analyzing doctor-patient conversations about opioid use and addiction.
Research by UC Davis linguistics professor Robert Bayley and colleagues on Black American Sign Language is now a Linguistics Society of America award winner. Bayley shares the society’s 2022 Linguistics, Language and the Public Award.
For his graduate research comparing languages around the world, Lewis Lawyer couldn’t find a single published reference book on Patwin, an endangered language once spoken in hundreds of Northern California communities, including what is now Davis. So, on his way to completing his UC Davis doctorate, Lawyer wrote one. With the release of "A Grammar of Patwin," the findings of his dissertation are now available to scholars as well as to Patwin/Wintun people working to revitalize their ancestral language.
Ten months into COVID-19 living, people with normal hearing are adapting to speaking from behind, and understanding others who are wearing, a cloth face mask, UC Davis researchers suggest in a new study.