BLING will go on hiatus for the summer. We will resume when the Fall quarter starts in September. Have a wonderful break, everyone!
Archive for June, 2010
Two recent alumni have recently been offered jobs for the upcoming academic year…
Congratulations, Erin and Alejandro!
Suwon Yoon was successful in defending her dissertation, ‘Not in the Mood: The Semantics and Syntax of Expletive Negation’. Congratulations, Suwon! Great job!
In Taipei later this month, Tommy Grano will be presenting “Explicit comparison to an implicit standard in Mandarin Chinese,” and Chris Kennedy will present “The composition of incremental change,” both at the 12th International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics.
Morgan Sonderegger and Alan Yu will present “A rational account of perceptual compensation for coarticulation” at the 32nd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Portland, Oregon, in August.
Peter Klecha will present his work on “Optional and Obligatory Modal Subordination” at Sinn und Bedeutung 15 at the Department of German Studies, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany in September.
Congratulations to Yaron McNabb on the successful defense of his dissertation prospectus, “The syntax and semantics of intensifiers and other degree expressions”!
Congratulations to the grad students who successfully defended a qualifying paper during Spring 2010!
Ryan Bochnak: “My QP exceeds your QP in awesomeness: Exceed comparatives in Luganda”
Juan Bueno-Holle: “Accessibility and Preferred Argument Structure in Isthmus Zapotec”
Tim Grinsell: “Vagueness in the Grammatical Perfective”
Stefanie Kuzmack: “The debonding of -ish: from affix to word”
Martina Martinovic: “Regression models of tone in Neostokavian”
The Linguistics Department’s end-of-year barbecue will take place this Friday, June 11, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. on the Midway Plaisance, right outside our very own Classics building. Come enjoy hearty BBQ fare, celebrate the end of another academic year, enjoy the late-spring sunshine at the home of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and say your goodbyes to some of our departing friends.