Congratulations to Suwon Yoon (PhD, 2011), who will join the Department of Linguistics & TESOL at UT Arlington this coming Fall as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Congratulations, Suwon!
Archive for March, 2013
Andrea Beltrama and Ming Xiang presented “Rescuing exists! An experimental study on island violations and resumptive pronouns in Italian” at the Penn Linguistic Colloquium last weekend. Suwon Yoon (PhD, 2011) also presented “Main Clause Phenomena at the Syntax-Semantics Interface” there!
Emily Coppess and Adam Singerman have been awarded fellowships by the LSA to attend the upcoming LSA Summer Institute at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Congratulations!
Karlos Arregi has been named an associate editor of the flagship journal of the LSA, Language. Congratulations, Karlos!
We invite you to a conference inaugurating the Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language at the University of Chicago. The conference, which is jointly sponsored by the Divisions of Social Sciences and Humanities, will be held on March 8-9, 2013, in Breasted Hall in the Oriental Institute (see the attached poster and schedule or the program below). Five speakers will present their work and members of the University community will provide commentaries. In addition, on Friday, March 8, Flying Words will present an ASL poetry performance also in Breasted, followed by a discussion, and then a reception at the new Logan Center. The conference is free but we ask that you register at http://gslcenter.uchicago.edu so that we can have enough chairs and coffee; the program is available on our website. We hope to see you all there! it should be a stimulating beginning to an exciting enterprise.
CONFERENCE ON GESTURE, SIGN AND LANGUAGE (March 8-9, 2013)
Sessions: BREASTED HALL, THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE (1155 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL)
Reception: (6-8PM FRIDAY EVENING) LOGAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS (915 E. 60th St, CHICAGO, IL). The
conference is dedicated to David McNeill (Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Psychology), the founder of the
Committee on Cognition and Communication at the University and former chair of the Department of Psychology.
ASL-English Interpretation is provided at all sessions
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
9:15-9:30 Opening remarks (Martha Roth, Dean of the Humanities Division) and dedication to David McNeill
Session 1: Michael Silverstein, chair
9:30-10:30 Daniel Casasanto (invited speaker) “Metaphor in the mind and hands”
10:30-10:45 Sian Beilock (respondent)
10:45-11:00 Haun Saussy (respondent)
Lunch 11:30 – 1:30
Session 2: Arnold Davidson, chair
1:30-2:30 David Kirsh (invited speaker) “Thinking with hands and body”
2:30-2:45 David Levin (respondent)
2:45-3:00 Larry Zbikowski (respondent)
Break: 3:30-4:00 PM
4:00-5:00 Remarks (Tom Rosenbaum, Provost)
4:10-5:10 Peter Cook & Kenny Lerner (Performance: “Flying Words” Project)
Reception: 6:00-8:00 PM Remarks (Mario Small, Dean of the Social Sciences Division) (Logan Center for the
Arts (915 E. 60th St, Chicago, IL)
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Session 4: Jason Riggle, chair
9:00-10:00 John Haviland (invited speaker) “Pathways from gesture to visible grammar: how three deaf
Zinacantec siblings assemble language out of parts of other things”
10:00-10:15 Amy Dahlstrom (respondent)
10:15-10:30 Lenore Grenoble (respondent)
Break 10:30-1045 AM
Session 5: Susan Levine, chair
10:45-11:45 Diane Lillo-Martin (invited speaker) “Sign Language Acquisition by Deaf and Hearing Children”
11:45:12:00 Ming Xiang (respondent)
12:00-12:15 John Lucy (respondent)
Lunch: 12:45 – 2:30PM
Session 6: John Goldsmith, chair
2:30-3:30 Ted Supalla (invited speaker) “Examining the link between gestural discourse & grammaticalization”
3:30-3:15 Howard Nusbaum (respondent)
3:45-4:00 Alan Yu (respondent)