We are welcoming five new graduate students to the Department this year, who bring with them a wide array of experiences, strengths and interests. We are all looking forward to getting to know them better, and learning from them.

Kenneth Lim (back row, left) spent the first nine years of his life in Indiana, before he returned to his native South Korea with his family. Kenneth comes to us from Seoul National University, where he graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Linguistics. Kenneth's main interests are in Semantics and Pragmatics.

Kate Sherwood (back row, right) completed her BA degree in Linguistics at the Indiana University in December 2011, where she has also gained a lot of experience working psycholinguistic labs. Her primary interest is in phonological change.

David Ogden (front row, left) just moved to Ann Arbor from Salt Lake City, Utah, where he worked in editing and translation quality assurance. Dave got his BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2009. His research interests focus on human language processing and language learning.

Sagan Blue (front row, middle) hails from just south of the border in Toledo, Ohio. However, she comes to us having just completed a BA in Linguistics at the University of Southern California. Sagan's main interests are in the role of perception in phonology.

Hayley Heaton (front row, right) was born and raised in South Carolina. She earned a BA in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, and an MA in Sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University. Her research to date has focused on the perception and comprehension of Southern dialects. More recently, she has started working on the portrayal of Southern dialects in the media.

Please welcome these new members of our Department when you bump into them in Lorch Hall.