The Linguistic Society of America wishes to congratulate members who have recently received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This year, not only are many LSA members recipients of these fellowships and grants, but the discipline of Linguistics as a whole is well represented. 

Congratulations to our newly honored members!

ACLS Fellows

Marianne Mason (James Madison University)

Marianne Mason is an Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at James Madison University. Her ACLS Fellowship will support full-time research and writing for the research project Language at the Center of the American Justice System. Marianne's research interests include Forensic Linguistics, Language and the Law, Translation Studies, and Discourse Analysis. Her publications include Courtroom Interpreting (2008) and a forthcoming, edited volume The Discourse of Police Investiagtion (2019).

Petra Goedegebuure (University of Chicago)

Petra Goedegebuure is an Associate Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. Her ACLS Fellowship will support full-time research and writing for the research project Expressing Agency and Point of View: The Core Cases in the Ancient Anatolian Languages, 1700-300 BCE. Petra's research interests include Anatolian languages, language change in contact, and discourse cohesion. Her publications include numerous articles and book chapters as well as the monograph The Hittite Demonstratives: Studies in Deixis, Topics and Focus (2014).

NEH Grantees

Amy Fountain (University of Arizona)

Amy Fountain is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. She is Co-Director of the research project, A Coeur d'Alene Grassroots Community-Based Digital Documentation and Preservation Project, which aims to make technical enhancements and language resource additions to the Coeur d'Alene Online Language Resource Center, for Coeur d'Alene, an endangered language of the Salish family. The project includes training for tribal members and others in the development and maintenance of language resources. Her research interests include Phonology, Morphology, and Native American languages generally. 

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)

Jonathan Bobaljik is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Connecticut. His research project, Bogoraz's Itelman Notebooks, involves the digitization, transcription, and transliteration of Vladmir Bogoraz's handwritten notebooks of Itelman language-related material. Published in hard copy and online with an introduction and linguistic commentary, the material would be made freely available and would supplement an Itelmen dictionary currently in development. Jonathan's research interests include Morphology and Syntax, with a focus on cross-linguistic comparison and questions of universals. 

Shannon Bischoff (Purdue University Fort Wayne)

Shannon Bischoff is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Purdue University Fort Wayne. He is also Co-director of the research project, A Coeur d'Alene Grassroots Community-Based Digital Documentation and Preservation Project, which is dedicated to the preservation of the Coeur d'Alene language. Shannon's research interests include Linguistic Anthropology, Language Documentation, and Code-switching. His academic publications include Formal Notes on coeur d'Alene Clause Sturcture (2011) and a forthcoming, co-edited volume Insights from Practices in Community-Base Research (2018).

Patience Epps (University of Texas, Austin)

Patience Epps is a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Texas, Austin. Her research project, Archiving Significant Collections of Endangered Languages: Two Multilingual Regions of Northwest South America, aims to process and digitize eight collections of archived documentation for endangered languages in Brazil, Colombia, and Ecuador, which express and preserve knowledge of culture, history, and ecology in those regions. Materials are intended to be made available to researchers and the public. Patience's research interests include descriptive and documentary work on indigenous Amazonian languages, Typology, and language contact and change. She is the author of A Grammar of Hup (2008), a reference grammar for the Hup language, a member of the Nadahup family (also known as Makú or Vaupés-Japura).