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McNabb co-authors two new papers

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Yaron McNabb has just had two articles based on research done with colleagues at Northwestern University published:

“Distinguishing the Said from the Implicated Using a Novel Experimental Paradigm” was published in Semantics and Pragmatics: From Experiment to Theory, and was written with Meredith Larson, Ryan Doran, Rachel Baker, Matthew Berends, Alex Djalali, and Gregory Ward.

“On the Non-Unified Nature of Scalar Implicature: An Empirical Investigation” was published in the International Review of Pragmatics and was co-authored with Ryan Doran, Rachel E. Baker, Meredith Larson, and Gregory Ward.

Congrats, Yaron and collaborators!

U. of C. connection in latest Language issue

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

The September 2009 issue of Language (Vol. 85, No. 3) contains a special section entitled “SIL and the disciplinary culture of linguistics,” comprising an important set of papers about the role of SIL’s linguistic work. Several of the contributors have connections to our department:  Lise Dobrin and Ken Olson are PhDs from our department; Jeff Good earned his B.A. here; and Courtney Handman is a current joint Anthro/Ling PhD candidate.

Thanks to all for your contributions to this issue, and thanks to Amy Dahlstrom for bringing this involvement to our attention!

Updates from Friedman and Mufwene

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Victor Friedman, on foreign leave from the Slavic department, continues his tour of Europe and the Balkans. In addition to several recent papers, presentations, and invited public lectures through Macedonia, Victor also had the honor of receiving the Krste P. Misirkov Liftetime Achievement Award for contributions to Macedonian Scholarship from the Ramkovski Foundation in Skopje. Amazing!

Meanwhile, Salikoko Mufwene has a good deal of new work to report. Publications include “Some offspring of colonial English are creole” in Vernacular universals vs. contact-induced language change; and “Kituba, Kileta, or Kikongo: What’s in a name?” in Naming Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Practices, Names, Categorisations, as well as a number of appearances both as an invited and accepted speaker at a number of conferences and the University of Sao Paolo.

For more complete recent bibliographies of each of these linguists, click here: (more…)

Publications over the summer

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Jackie Bunting’s article on Sranan, “‘Give’ and take: how dative gi contributed to the decline of ditransitive taki,” has just been published in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (24: 199-217, 2009).

In addition, over the summer, Jason Riggle, Max Bane, and Morgan Sonderegger had their joint article “The VC Dimension of Constraint Based Grammars” published in Lingua (article currently online, soon to appear in print).

Proof positive of summer productivity at the U. of C. Congratulations!

CLS 43 proceedings now available!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Thanks to lots of hard work, back issues of CLS proceedings are catching up to date. We are very pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society have arrived!

Congratulations to the editors, Malcolm Elliott, James Kirby, Osamu Sawada, Eleni Staraki, and Suwon Yoon on an excellent job!

Hot off the presses from Sali

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Salikoko Mufwene has begun another calendar year with several new publications, which include
  • (With Cécile B. Vigouroux, eds.) 2008. Globalization and Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa. London: Continuum Press.
  • 2009. “Some offspring of colonial English are creole.” In Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts, ed. by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, and Heili Paulasto, 208-303. New York/London: Routledge.
Last weekend, Sali also presented his paper, “Humans as the ecology of language(s),” at The Nexus of Biology and Linguistics, the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium, held at The Ohio State University on January 19.

Nassira gets published

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Nassira Nicola‘s paper, “Black Face, White Voice: Rush Limbaugh and the ‘Message’ of Race,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Language and Politics. Excited for you, Nassira!

Publication congratulations . . .

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

. . . are due to two fourth-year Ph.D. students, Osamu Sawada and Jackie Bunting!

Osamu’s manuscript “Pragmatic aspects of implicit comparison: An economy-based approach” was accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Pragmatics.  As department chair Chris Kennedy has expressed, “This is a very impressive achievement indeed — well done, Osamu!”

Meanwhile, Jackie’s manuscript, “‘Give’ and take: How dative gi contributed to the decline of detransitive taki,” has been accepted for publication into the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics. Nice work!