Archive for May, 2007

Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Several students have successfully defended their QPs last week:

James Kirby: “Lexical and phonotactic effects on wordlikeness judgments in Cantonese.”
Stefie Kuzmack: “In re re: A Case of Simultaneous Grammaticalization and Degrammaticalization.”
Patrick Midtlyng: “On hiatus resolution in Washo.”
Osamu Sawada: ‘Pragmatic aspects of implicit comparison: An economy-based approach’.

Well done y’all!

Stensrud awarded Mellon Fellowship

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Kjersti Stensrud has been awarded a Mellon Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2007-08. Well-done, Kjersti!

NEW BALOCHI COURSE FOR AUTUMN 2007

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Introduction to Balochi
SALC 27001, 37001 or LGLN 25800, 35800
TuTh 1:30 – 2:50

Instructor: Elena Bashir

This course will be a combination of a “structure of a language” course and a beginning language course. It is intended as an orientation to Balochi, a Western Iranian language spoken in several dialects in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan and marginally in Turkmenistan. There is no prerequisite, and both undergraduate and graduate students of South Asian languages, anthropology, or linguistics are the anticipated audience. The aim of this course is to prepare a student who completes it to continue successfully with independent study. The basic textbook used will be M.A.R. Barker’s A Course in Balochi, the pace and detailed focus of the course depending on the prior knowledge of the students enrolled.

COMPOSITIONALITY LECTURE ON WEDNESDAY

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

On Wednesday, Richard Heck (Brown) is giving the lecture “What is Compositionality?” as part of a workshop series on 20th-century British philosophy. The talk will be at 4:30 at the Franke Institute.

GUEST LECTURE IN SEMANTICS: URTZI ETXEBERRIA

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

This Wednesday there will be a guest lecture in Prof. Giannakidou’s Semantics 2 class, by Urtzi Etxeberria (CNRS/University of the Basque Country). Urtzi will talk about the structure of quantificational phrases, and will examine a wide array of languages from Basque to Greek to Salish. The title of the talk is: “On how some languages restrict their quantificational domains overtly.” Everyone is welcome!

The talk will take place from 1:30-2:50 in the first floor of Green Hall, B101.

GAL & GOLDSMITH ELECTED TO AAAS

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Susan Gal and John Goldsmith were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007. Congratulations!

THE WASHO PROJECT AT WAIL

Monday, May 7th, 2007

The Washo Project will be a strong presence at the Workshop on American Indigenous Languages to be held later this week at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Eric Morley will give a paper on “Washo stress assignment and suffix ordering”. Robert Peachey and Kjersti Stensrud will give a paper on “Switch-reference in Washo revisited”. Justin Murphy and Alan Yu will give a paper on “Evidence for moraic anchoring in Washo”.

SATTERFIELD’S TALK POSTPONED

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Teresa Statterfields colloquium on Thursday, May 10 has been postponed. Please check the colloquia page for updates.


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