Archive for March, 2008

Melchert Lecture on Thursday

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Department of Near Eastern languages and Civilizations and The Oriental Institute present:


The Rise of Hittite Literacy: A Third Way

H. Craig Melchert
Professor of Linguistics
University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 13, 2008
12:00 noon
The LaSalle Banks Room – Oriental Institute

Paul Friedrick on The Linguistics of World Poetry

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics and the Committee on Social Though present:

“The Linguistics of World Poetry”

Paul Friedrich

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
4:30 p.m., Haskell Hall Room 101

CFP: 2008 LSA Summer Meeting

Monday, March 10th, 2008

2008 LSA Summer Meeting for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Language as Interface

The Ohio State University, July 10-13, 2008

Abstracts for paper or poster presentations must be submitted by Tuesday, March 18th, 2008 at . Abstract review and notifications of acceptance will be done by April 30 at the latest.

Registration for the LSA 2008 Summer Meeting will be available on the website starting April 1, 2008. The deadline for advanced registration will be June 30, 2008. Meals and accommodation (double occupancy) are provided for all student presenters. Some travel support will also be available to student presenters. Upon acceptance, further information regarding meals, accommodation and travel support will be provided.

Visit for more details.

Suwon Yoon at WAFL

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Suwon Yoon will present “Mood in Abstract Complementizers: Altaic vs. non-Altaic languages” at WAFL 5 (The fifth Workshop on Altaic and Formal Linguistics) at SOAS in London in May.

Kennedy at SALT 18

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

The program for this year’s SALT has now been posted. Chris Kenndey will be presenting “What an ‘average’ semantics needs” with Jason Stanley from Rutgers.

Chicagoans at LabPhon 11

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

A bunch of Chicago linguists will be heading to New Zealand this summer for LabPhon 11, hosted by the Victoria University of Wellington. The presentations include…

  • James Kirby and Alan Yu: Morphological paradigm effects on vowel articulation.
  • Partha Niyogi and Morgan Sonderegger: What determines the stability of variation? A dynamical systems study of a stress shift in English.
  • Alan Yu, Ed King, Stefan Behr, Barbara Fiedler, Juan Bueno Holle, and Christina Weaver: Sociophonotactics: The effect of perceived foreignness on phonotactic processing.

Sociolinguistics Fest in June at Indiana University

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Indiana University will host the Sociolinguistics Fest during the week of June 9th. During the week there will be a set of minicourses on the topic of Language, Gender, Identity, Variation and Ideology given by Mary Bucholtz, Scott Kiesling, Dennis Preston, Sali Tagliaomonte and Susan Herring/John Paolillo followed by a one day conference. Details on registration and other logistical information are given on their website.