Archive for May, 2007

The Class of 2007

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

We have a record number of linguistics majors graduating this year:

Lilibeth Contreras
Jessica Eanes
Mitcho Erlewine
Elliott Goodman
Ruth Krevitt
Max Masich
Eric Morley
Justin Murphy
Chelsey Norman
Dorothy Shope
Jessica Turon

Eric Morley, Justin Murphy, and Jessica Turon will also be graduating with honors. Mitcho Erlewine will be graduating with a joint BA/MA.

Jessica Turon, who will be attending graduate school in linguistics at MIT this fall, is also the recipient of the Leonard Bloomfield Prize for the graduating linguistics major with the highest grade point average in courses towards the major.

Congratulations to work well done!

Slotta received Fulbright and Wenner-Gren

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

James Slotta received the Fulbright-Hayes DDRA Fellowship and the Wenner-Gren Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
for research on language variation in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. Way to go, James!

Sawada awarded graduate fellowship

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Osamu Sawada has been awarded a Graduate Achievement Fellowship from the Division of the Humanities. Congratulations, Osamu, for work well done!

Liu to INTERSPEECH 2007

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Fang Liu will be presenting “The Neutral Tone in Question Intonation in Mandarin” with Yi Xu (UCL) at INTERSPEECH 2007 at Antwerp, Belgium, in August.

Elliott defended QP

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Malcolm Elliott successfully defended his first QP last week on semantic constraints on the distribution of the Japanese reflexive zibun. Good work, Malcolm!

Erlewine got Fulbright

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Mitcho Erlewine, one of our graduating seniors, has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Taiwan. Congratulations!

Stanley’s talk postponed

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

The talks that Jason Stanley was scheduled to give next week — a linguistics colloquium on Thursday and a semantics/philosophy workshop talk on Friday — have been postponed until fall quarter, as Jason will not be able to make it to Chicago next week.

Talk by Chris Barker on Friday

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

The workshop on semantics and philosophy of language is pleased to announce a talk this Friday, May 25, by Chris Barker from NYU. The talk will take place 11-1 in Classics 47. The title of his talk is “The case against E-type donkey pronouns”. Some background reading can be downloaded from the workshop website:

http://semantics.uchicago.edu/workshops/spl/barker.html