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Bochnak defended dissertation

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Congratulation to Ryan Bochnak, who has successfully defensed his dissertation, titled “Cross-linguistic variation in the semantics of comparatives” today! Great job, Ryan! The chair of his dissertation committee is Chris Kennedy.

Klecha in Journal of Semantics

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Peter Klecha’s squib, titled  “Diagnosing modality in predictive expressions,” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Semantics! Congrats, Peet!

Rajesh Bhatt Installed as First Linguistics Guru

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Rajesh Bhatt from UMass will be visiting the department from May 12 to May 21 as our first linguistics guru. He will be hanging out in Anastasia’s office (Classics 314E). Please stop by to say hi! If you want to meet with him to discuss your research, please e-mail him <bhatt<AT>linguist.umass.edu> directly to schedule an appointment.

Cisneros and Singerman awarded the Tinker Field Research Grant

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Carlos Cisneros and Adam Singerman have both been awarded the Center for Latin American Studies 2013 Tinker Field Research Grant. Carlos will be heading to Panama to conduct fieldwork on the Bocotá (Chibchan) language, while Adam will be going to the Brazilian Amazon to conduct fieldwork there! Congratulations!

Bochnak received Mellon Postdoc at Berkeley

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Ryan Bochnak has been offered a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley!  Congratulations, Ryan!

Photos from the Workshop on Sound Change Actuation

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

The Workshop on Sound Change Actuation was a great success. In case you miss the action, here are some photos from the workshop: Album 1 and Album 2.

Francez and Bochnak at SALT 23

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Both Itamar Francez and Ryan Bochnak will be presenting at SALT 23 on May 3-5. The titles of their presentations are

  • Ashwini Deo, Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden: From change to value difference in degree achievements
  • Ryan Bochnak: Scale exhaustivity and the modification condition (talk alternate)

Workshop on Sound Change Actuation

Monday, April 8th, 2013

The Workshop on Sound Change Actuation, a satellite meeting of CLS, will take place next Wednesday and Thursday (April 17-18). The Wednesday workshop will take place in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club. The Thursday workshop will take place at the Franke Institute. The full program can be found here:

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/phonlab/sound-change-actuation/

 


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