Archive for November, 2007

Panel discussion on Language (In)Tolerance

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Breaking Grounds: Connecting the Americas
Series on History, Culture & Language

Forum/Panel on Language (In)Tolerance

Tuesday, November 20, 6-8pm

Library Lounge of Ida Noyes

John Goldsmith and Jerry Sadock Elected Honorary Fellows by the LSA

Monday, November 19th, 2007

John Goldsmith and Jerry Sadock were elected Fellows of the Linguistics Society of America. The Fellows program was established in 2005 to recognize extraordinary contributions and service to the discipline and the Society. There will be a recognition ceremony for the 2008 Fellows immediately before the Presidential Address at the LSA meeting on Saturday, January 5 at the Palmer House in Chicago. Congratulations, Jerry and John! This is a well-deserved recognition!

Interdisciplinary Panel on Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Are you interested in – What are intelligence and thought, and how can they be emulated? Where is current AI research heading? Will computers ever be able to truly model the mind? Will robots become our new overlords?

The UofC ACM presents:

An Interdisciplinary Panel on Artificial Intelligence and Related Fields
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:00pm
Eckhart 133

Featuring Panelists:

  • David McAllester, Professor, Toyota Technological Institute, University of Chicago
  • John Goldsmith, Professor, Dept. of Linguistics and Dept. Computer Science, University of Chicago
  • Philip Ulinski, Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
  • Terry Regier from Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

This panel will be an undergraduate-oriented exploration of topics ranging from the history of AI, to various prospectives on current research, to the technological and philosophical implications of future research.

For more information, contact Karl Norby<knorby@uchicago.edu> or Cord Melton <scmelton@uchicago.edu> <http://acm.cs.uchicago.edu/uploads/Events/ai_panel_flyer.pdf>

Alan Yu’s Book Published

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Alan Yu‘s new book, A Natural History of Infixation, has been published by the Oxford University Press, in their Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics series.

Other books published in that series include Jason Merchant‘s The Syntax of Silence: Slucing, Islands, and the Theory of Ellipsis!

CSLI Books for Free!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

CSLI has posted full PDFs of many of their books for free download. There are a lot of goodies here. Don’t miss this great opportunity!

Pauline Jacobsen at Semantics & Philosophy of Language Workshop

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Pauline Jacobson (Brown University) will talk about “What Ellipsis tells us about (Direct) Compositionality – and Vice Versa” on Friday, November 9th in Wieboldt 111 at the Semantics and Philosophy of Language Workshop.

Susan Goldin-Meadow at the Workshop on Language and Cognition

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Susan Goldin-Meadow (U. Chicago, Beardsley Ruml Distinguished Service Professor) will talk about “Gesture’s Role in Creating and Learning Language” at the Workshop on Language and Cognition on Friday, November 9 at 4pm in Green Hall, Room 104.


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