Juan Bueno-Holle, who’s currently conducting fieldwork in Mexico on Izthmus Zapotec, has been awarded a Smithsonian fellowship for next year. Congratulations, Juan! Well-done!
Helena Aparicio was awarded a full scholarship to attend the North American Summer School of Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI) at UT Austin this summer. Congratulations, Helena!
The 2013 LSA Institute will be held from June 24 to July 19 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Several Chicago faculty and (so-to-be) alumni of the Linguistics department will be teaching courses there:
- Computational Modeling of Sound Change: James Kirby (PhD 2010, now at University of Edinburgh) and Morgan Sonderegger
- Individual differences in sound change: Jeff Mielke (University of Ottawa) and Alan Yu
- Introduction to Morphosyntax: Karlos Arregi
- Language Variation and Thought: John A. Lucy (Comparative Human Development)
Double congratulations are in order to the two students who successfully defended their dissertations yesterday: Don Metlay, for his dissertation on ‘[take] and the ASL Verb Complex: An Autolexical Account’, and Eduardo Ribeiro, for his dissertation ‘A Grammar of Karajá’.
Great job, Don and Eduardo!
Jesse Harris (BA/MA 2002) joins the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College as an assistant professor this year. Congratulations, Jesse!
Morgan Sonderegger has accepted a position of assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The position starts in August, 2012.
Linglunch will feature two presentations on Wednesday, April 11 at noon down in the Landahl Center:
12.00 Andrea Beltrama - Italian-issimo: intensification at the semantic/pragmatics interface
12.30 Julia Thomas and Tim Grinsell – ‘Finna’ as a Socially Meaningful Quasi-Modal in African American English
Aikaterini Chatzopoulou presented “Renewal and inertia in the history of Greek negation” at Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 2012) on March 8th and ”Jespersen’s Cycle Redefined” at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium on March 24.