Archive for the ‘defenses’ Category

McNabb heading to Konstanz

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Yaron McNabb, who recently defended his dissertation , “The Syntax and Semantics of Degree Modification”, has accepted a two-year postdoctoral research position at the University of Konstanz, where he will be part of a project on “Decomposition of comparative and superlative quantificational noun phrases at the syntax/semantics interface”.  Congratulations, Yaron!

Straughn defended dissertation!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Chris Straughn successfully defended his dissertation “Evidentiality in Uzbek and Kazakh”  on October 25. His committee consists of Victor Friedman (chair), Lenore Grenoble, and Kagan Arik. Way to go, Chris!

Congratulations to Katerina Chatzopoulos

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

… for defending her dissertation proposal, yesterday, Negation in Greek: a diachronic study.

Congratulations to Thomas Wier!

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Congratulations to Thomas Wier, who just successfully defended his dissertation, Georgian Morphosyntax and Feature Hierarchies in Natural Language!

Congratulations to James Kirby!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

James Kirby defended his dissertation, Cue selection and category restructuring in sound change, this afternoon. In a few months he will begin as Lecturer in Phonetics at the University of Edinburgh. Congratulations and best of luck, James! Mind the wee heavies :)

Recently past defenses

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Here’s an update on some other recent past defenses – some more recent, some more past:

On September 17, Tommy Grano defended his dissertation proposal, ‘Toward a semantically based account of the distribution of control’. Way to go!

Over the summer months, Peter Klecha (“Focus-Related Verb Repetition and Nominalization in Luganda”), Rebekah Baglini (“Aspect, modality, and causative event structure: A new analysis of the English get-causative”), Christina Weaver (“Influences on the production of non-native sequences: Mandarin”) and Carissa Abrego-Collier (“Liquid co-occurrence and coarticulatory influences on /l/ and /r/ perception”) all successfully defended qualifying papers.

Congrats, all :]

Bane prospectus defense

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The results are in: Congratulations are due to Max Bane (5th year, now ABD), who successfully defended his dissertation proposal ‘Counting Grammars’ last Friday, October 3!

Yoon dissertation defended

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Suwon Yoon was successful in defending her dissertation, ‘Not in the Mood: The Semantics and Syntax of Expletive Negation’. Congratulations, Suwon! Great job!


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