June News

Congratulations to Richard Futrell! Richard’s honors thesis in linguistics was selected for the Golden Medal, which recognizes outstanding achievement in the humanities and creative arts. The award is one of the most prestigious and selective that Stanford designates. Richard’s work looked at the predictive value of grammatical gender markers in German, showing how grammatical gender reduces the average entropy of German nouns.  Richard was advised by Michael Ramscar and Dan Jurafsky.