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Chicagoans to present at WCCFL 30

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Several Chicago linguists will be presenting at WCCFL 30 at UC Santa Cruz!

  • Peter Alrenga (former post doc, now at Boston University), Chris Kennedy, and Jason Merchant: A New Standard of Comparison
  • Jesse Harris (BA/MA 2003, now Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Pomona College)On the Semantics of Domain Adjectives in English
  • Steve Sanpietro, Ming Xiang, Jason Merchant: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse in Ellipsis: Accounting for Voice Mismatch

Great job y’all!

 

Cantonese linguists heading to OSU

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Several Chicago linguists will be heading to Ohio State in March to present at the Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics:

  • Jackson Lee: Representation of contour tone in Cantonese
  • Holman Tse (MA, 2007): Lexical tone effects on voice onset time in Cantonese

Alan Yu is one of the invited speakers. His talk is titled “Determinants of Cantonese syllable wellformedness.”

 

 

Chicago linguists heading to PLC

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Julia Thomas and Jackson Lee will be presenting at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium on March 23-25.

  • Julia Thomas, Holly Craig and S. Hensel:  “A look at copula usage in school-age AAE speakers”
  • Jackson Lee: “The representation of contour tones in Cantonese”

 

Baglini at GLOW

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Rebekah Baglini and Michael Erlewine (BA, MA, 2007) will present at the 35th GLOW Colloquium to be held on March 28-30, 2012, at the University of Potsdam.

  • Rebekah Baglini: Reduced clausal structure in comparatives: Evidence from Wolof
  • Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine: Association with traces and thecopy theory of movement

Chicago Linguists at BLS 38

Monday, February 6th, 2012

On Feb 11-12, several U of C linguists will be presenting at BLS 38:

  • Rebekah Baglini: Reduced clausal structure in comparatives: evidence from Wolof
  • Andrew Dombrowski: Multiple relative marking in 19th century West Rumelian Turkish
  • Matthew Faytak (BA, 2011): Logical sonority scales and turbulence in fricative-vowel languages
  • Jackson Lee: The representation of contour tones in Cantonese

In addition to these student presenters, our very own Victor Friedman is one of the invited speakers. His talk is titled “Languages are Wealth: The Sprachbund as Linguistic Capital”.

 

 

Corcoran defended dissertation proposal!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Chris Corcoran successfully defended her dissertation proposal, titled “A study of linguistic categoriality with reference to Sherbro (Bullom) noun classes”. Congratulations, Chris!

Chicagoans at NWAV 40

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Several Chicagoans presented at NWAV 40 at Georgetown University, Oct 27-31.

  • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (BA/MA ’98) and Abby Walker: Vocalic accommodation in a cross dialectal shadowing task
  • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (BA/MA ’98): Measuring implicit dialect awareness using the IAT
  • Salikoko Mufwene: The Emergence of Complexity in Language: An Evolutionary Perspective
  • Morgan Sonderegger, Andrea Beltrama, Tasos Chatzikonstantinou, Erin Franklin, Brett Kirken, Jackson Lee, Maria Nelson, Krista Nicoletto, Talia Penslar, Hannah Provenza, Natalie Rothfels, Maximilian Bane, Peter Graff and Jason Riggle: Coronal stop deletion on reality TV
  • Alan Yu, Carissa Abrego-Collier and Morgan Sonderegger: Attitudinal effects in phonetic convergence

 

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!