Archive for October, 2007

Nikki Adams’ QP defense

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

Nikki Adams successfully defended her QP, “Passivization and object marking in Zulu: High vs. low applicatives and agreement vs. pronominal object markers”. Congratulations!

Jason Stanley Colloquium

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

The Department of Linguistics presents

Jason Stanley

Rutgers University

Knowing How in Romance

October 18, Thursday, 3pm, Cobb 201

Jason Stanley’s talk on Friday

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

Workshop on Semantics and Philosophy of Language presents

Jason Stanley

Rutgers University

Sly Pete: Indicative Conditionals and Context Dependence

October 19, Friday, 11am – 1pm, Wieboldt 111

LSA and SSILA acceptances

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

A huge number of University of Chicago linguists will be presenting at the LSA and SSILA meetings on January 3-6, 2008. Presenters at the LSA include:

  • Nikki Adams
  • Lobke Aelbrecht (visiting grad student during winter quarter)
  • Maximilian Bane
  • Jacqueline Bunting
  • Amy Franklin
  • Victor Friedman
  • Anastasia Giannakidou
  • Susan Goldin-Meadow
  • James Kirby
  • Yaron McNabb
  • Jason Riggle
  • Osamu Sawada
  • Jerrold M Sadock
  • Kjersti Stensrud
  • John Sylak
  • Christina Weaver
  • Suwon Yoon

Besides presentations during the regular sessions, John Goldsmith will deliver one of the plenary lectures and Salikoko Mufwene and Susan Goldin-Meadow will be the speakers in an organized session, entitled ‘Language in Light of Evolution’.

Presenters at SSILA (Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas) are as follows:

  • John Boyle (recent PhD)
  • Amy Dahlstrom
  • Erin Debenport
  • John Lucy (Human Development)
  • Patrick Midtlyng
  • Eduardo Ribeiro
  • Alan Yu

The 1st Meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

A bunch of U of C linguists will be presenting at the first Arizona Linguistics Circle meeting at University of Arizona, Oct 19-21:

  • Jackie Bunting: ”Identifying the Antecedent: Slovak Pronouns and the PAH”
  • Malcolm Elliott: ”Nonhuman Participants and zibun in Japanese”
  • Kjersti Stensrud: ”Reanalyzing Unergative Pseudocoordinations in Norwegian”

William Croft Colloquium

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

William Croft

University of New Mexico

When is a modifier a modifier? A Radical Construction Grammar approach

Thursday, October 11, 2007, 3:30-5pm, Cobb 201

Workshop on Semantics and Philosophy of Language

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

The topic of this year’s Workshop on Semantics and Philosophy of Language, organized by Chris Kennedy and Anastasia Giannakidou this year, along with Josef Stern from Philosophy, is “compositionaltiy”. External speakers this fall include Zoltan Szabò (Oct 12), Jason Stanley (Oct 19), and Polly Jacobson (Nov 9). For more details, visit the workshop website at http://semantics.uchicago.edu/workshops/spl/.

Symposium on Phonologization

Tuesday, October 9th, 2007

The Phonology Laboratory will host a symposium on “phonologization” at the Franke Institute on April 25-26, 2008. Invited speakers include Larry Hyman (UC Berkeley), Beth Hume (OSU), Norma Mendoza-Denton (Univ. of Arizona), and Elliot Moreton (Univ. of North Carolina). The deadline for submission is January 15, 2008. For more info, please visit http://humanities.uchicago.edu/phonlab/phonologization.html.