Archive for March, 2008

Guru Merchant at UMass

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Want to be enlightened? Jason Merchant will be at UMass, Amherst for the next three weeks, serving as the visiting “syntax guru”.

Chris Kennedy in Paris this April

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Chris Kennedy will be a keynote speaker at the Vagueness and Language Use conference at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He will talk about “Vagueness and Comparison“.

Adjectives and Adverbs Published!

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Adjectives and Adverbs: Syntax, Semantics and Discourse“, a volume that Louise McNally and Chris Kennedy edited for the Oxford University Press, has just came out. The website for everyone who wants to rush out and get a copy is:

Amy Dahlstrom on the Importance of Meskwaki

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Amy Dahlstrom is an invited speaker at the Meskwaki symposium this Saturday. She will be talking about “The Importance of Language and the Importance of Meskwai”.

Jasmin Urban to Tunisia

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Jasmin Urban has been awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Tunis, Tunisia this summer. Way to go, Jasmin!

Nikki Adams Defended Dissertation Proposal

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Nikki Adams successfully defended her dissertation proposal on “The Internal Arguments of the Zulu Ditransitive” on March 31. Congratulations, Nikki!

Enoch Aboh Colloquium on Friday

Monday, March 10th, 2008

There will be a special colloquium next Friday from Enoch Aboh of the University of Amsterdam and MIT. The title of the talk is “A Typology of Adpositions” and you can find the abstract here:

The talk will be held at the normal colloquium time in the normal colloquium location (3:30 in the CSL)

Erin Debenport at the Semiotics Workshop

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Semiotics Workshop: Culture in Context & Workshop on US Locations are pleased to announce:

“Language Use at Sandia Pueblo: Ideologies, Revitalization and Institutionalization”

Erin Debenport
Ph.D. Candidate

Discussants: Elise Kramer & Gabe Tusinski (Anthropology)

Tuesday March 11th (Note, this workshop is on a Tuesday)
4:30-6:00 pm
Haskell Hall, Room Mezz 102

The paper for this workshop is available by request. For a copy, please email Gabe Tusinski ( or
Elina Hartikainen (