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Linguistics Graduate Sheyenne Fishero Receives Chancellor's Fellowship

Thursday, November 8, 2018

2018 Chancellor's Fellows

In 2013, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships, which are awarded each year to graduate students. The fellowships assist KU in obtaining its mission as a flagship university that provides advanced education to students in a range of fields. The fellowship provides a stipend of $25,000 per year, and covers tuition and fees, for up to five years of support. Students are also involved in professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

Sheyenne Fishero | Linguistics

Fishero’s current research study with Professor Jessica Sturm focuses on how psychotypology, the perceived closeness of two languages, affects first language grammatical gender transfer during third language acquisition. Her independent research project involves comparing groups of participants, one group whose first language and third language both have grammatical systems with two genders, and one group whose third language has three grammatical genders, to analyze participants’ abilities to correctly identify the gender of nouns in their third language.





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