Sonderegger goes to McGill University

April 9th, 2012

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.

Congratulations, Morgan!

 

Linglunch on April 11

April 9th, 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

Chatzopoulou gave two talks in March

April 9th, 2012

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.

CLS program announced

April 9th, 2012

The tentative program of CLS 48, which will take place on April 19-21, is now available.

 

Merchant gave colloquium talk at McGill

April 9th, 2012

Jason Merchant gave a colloquium talk on “More comparatives than you can shake a stick at: The case of Greek” at the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.

WSCLA 17 Program

February 20th, 2012

The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) will take place at the University of Chicago on March 9-11 in Ida Noyes Hall. In addition to the general session, there will be a special themed session focus on information structure as well as a round table discussion with the invited speakers on the role of youths in language revitalization efforts. Due to generous financial support from various funding sources, there is no registration for this conference. Everyone is invited!

The workshop schedule can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/wscla17/.

Chicagoans to present at WCCFL 30

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

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.”