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Aaron Rubin joined the Department of Religion in 2023. Prior to coming to UGA, he taught for 19 years of at Penn State University. He teaches courses on biblical and rabbinic literature, Biblical Hebrew, and, when in demand, Arabic, Aramaic, Classical Ethiopic (Ge'ez), Comparative Semitics, and Yiddish. He conducts research and has published on all periods of Hebrew, Aramaic, Modern South Arabian, Ethiopic, Comparative Semitic linguistics, and…
The core question of my research is: How does the brain – an organ that is virtually the same across the species – manage to learn, use, and understand languages – which can be very different? Much of this research uses behavioral and electrophysiological (EEG/MEG) techniques to investigate how language users understand words and sentences moment-by-moment. This research is guided by insights from theoretical syntax/semantics, cognitive…
Joey Stanley, Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics, held a series of DIGILab workshops this semester to assist faculty and students with making better visualizations. His most recent workshop with GIS Librarian, Meagan Duever, was titled "Send the right message: The dos and don'ts of color." See the entire list below: 2019 Data Visualization Workshop Series An intro to data visualization in R using gglot2 Customizing your plots to make the perfect…
My research focuses on language variation and change in Southern US Englishes, using sociological theory to explain loss of older features and the adoption and diffusion of new sound changes.  I am especially interested in the ways that sociological analyses of meso-level social groups like organizations or neighborhoods can help integrate social-structural factors into the study of language variation.  My most recent project examined…
Under the auspices of the Franklin College International Faculty Exchange Program, the Linguistics Department will host Dr. Lars Meyer from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany. The visit includes a public lecture on February 20th at 4pm entitled "The Neural Oscillations of Language Processing: Examples from German." Dr. Meyer has a research collaboration at UGA with John Hale; Hale will…
On Leave during Academic Year 2024-2025
Professor Kretzschmar (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1980) began his career as a medievalist (dissertation on Middle Scots poetry, medieval literary theory), and has over time become more associated with English Language Studies. In addition to his full-time appointment at UGA, he has an academic appointment at  the University of Oulu (Finland). He is Editor Emeritus of the Linguistic Atlas Project, a national center for survey research on…

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