Bybee selected UNM’s Annual Research Lecturer
Joan L. Bybee, linguistics professor, has been named UNM’s 49th Annual Research Lecturer. The lecture, “Say it again: how usage shapes language,” will be presented on Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building. The annual research lecturer title is the highest honor UNM awards faculty members.
Bybee is a leader in the development of two major theoretical innovations that have had an enormous impact on the field of linguistics: grammaticization and usage-based grammar. She has written and co-edited a number of books, journal articles and book chapters.
In addition to her work at UNM, she currently serves as president of the Linguistic Society of America, the largest organization of its kind in the world.