Archive for the ‘defenses’ Category

Dissertation proposal defended

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Congratulations to Yaron McNabb on the successful defense of his dissertation prospectus, “The syntax and semantics of intensifiers and other degree expressions”!

Qualifying papers defended

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

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”

"Vagueness in the Grammatical Perfective"

Two upcoming defenses

Monday, June 7th, 2010

This week the department is anticipating two defenses based on syntax-semantics research. In the first, on Wednesday, fourth-year  Yaron McNabb is scheduled to defend his dissertation prospectus on ‘The syntax and semantics of intensifiers and other degree expressions’ at 12:00 p.m. in the department lounge.

Then on Thursday, June 10, Suwon Yoon will be defending her dissertation, ‘Not in the Mood: The Semantics and Syntax of Expletive Negation’ at 10:00 a.m. in the department lounge (Classics 312). A copy of the dissertation can, as always, be found in the Linguistics department office prior to the defense.

Good luck, Suwon and Yaron!

(The abstract of each work can be found below.)

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Paz dissertation defense

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Alejandro I. Paz (joint Anthro/Ling) will be defending his dissertation next Thursday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Haskell 101. Alejandro’s dissertation is entitled “Discursive Transformation: The Emergence of Ethnolinguistic Identity Among Latin American Labor Migrants and Their Children In Israel” (abstract available in Haskell 119). Of course, attendance is open to faculty and students. Best to Alejandro!

Dr. Sawada!

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Hearty congratulations to Osamu Sawada, who successfully defended his dissertation, ‘Pragmatic Aspects of Scalar Modifiers,’ this morning.  Well done!