Archive for May, 2007

Prosody reading group postponed till Friday

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

The first meeting of the prosody reading group is postponed to Friday, May 25. It will take place at 3:00pm, in G104 (The Harris Room) in the Psychology building (5848 S University Ave.). The first paper to be discussed is by R. Ogden (2006) on “Phonetics and social action in agreements and disagreements” in the Journal of Pragmatics 38, 1752-1775.

GIS and sociolinguistics training sessions

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Following on several highly informative sessions on using transcription interfaces, the Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce that Todd Schuble, our local expert on spatial analysis software (GIS), will be offering two sessions that will introduce us to the possibilities of linking linguistic and related social data to locationally coded databases. Many databases of demographic and other sociolinguistically relevant information now interface with GIS, providing a great new set of possibilities for sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, dia- and socio-lectology, etc. These two sessions will explore these ways of incorporating spatial analysis into language-focused research.

As before, both sessions will be held in Harper Memorial West Tower, Room 406 (NSIT’s teaching space). They will be held on Thursday, 31 May from 11.30 AM – 1.30 PM and on Friday, 1 June from 1.00 – 3.00 PM. Please make a note of them and plan on attending.

do Couto’s Talk on Monday

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Professor Hildo do Couto (University of Brasilia) will be giving a special lecture on “Stress patterns and syllable structure in Brazilian Portuguese” on Monday, May 21, 3:00 – 5:20 PM, in Cobb 116. Professor do Couto is a Tinker fellow in the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Linguistics this spring quarter. He has been teaching a course on the Ecology of the Evolution of Brazilian Portuguese.

Prosody Reading Group on Friday

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

The first Prosody Reading Group meeting will take place on Friday, May 18, at 4:00pm in G104 (The Harris Room).
The first reading is the following:

  • Ogden, R. (2006). Phonetics and social action in agreements and disagreements. Journal of Pragmatics 38, 1752-1775.

Colloquium by Sadock this Thursday

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Jerry Sadock will give a colloquium on Thursday, May 17, in Harper 130 at 3:30pm. The title of his talk is “English Tense and the Auxiliary System.”