Archive for March, 2008

Nikki Adams Defended Dissertation Proposal

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Nikki Adams successfully defended her dissertation proposal on “The Internal Arguments of the Zulu Ditransitive” on March 31. Congratulations, Nikki!

Enoch Aboh Colloquium on Friday

Monday, March 10th, 2008

There will be a special colloquium next Friday from Enoch Aboh of the University of Amsterdam and MIT. The title of the talk is “A Typology of Adpositions” and you can find the abstract here:

The talk will be held at the normal colloquium time in the normal colloquium location (3:30 in the CSL)

Erin Debenport at the Semiotics Workshop

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Semiotics Workshop: Culture in Context & Workshop on US Locations are pleased to announce:

“Language Use at Sandia Pueblo: Ideologies, Revitalization and Institutionalization”

Erin Debenport
Ph.D. Candidate

Discussants: Elise Kramer & Gabe Tusinski (Anthropology)

Tuesday March 11th (Note, this workshop is on a Tuesday)
4:30-6:00 pm
Haskell Hall, Room Mezz 102

The paper for this workshop is available by request. For a copy, please email Gabe Tusinski ( or
Elina Hartikainen (

Melchert Lecture on Thursday

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Department of Near Eastern languages and Civilizations and The Oriental Institute present:


The Rise of Hittite Literacy: A Third Way

H. Craig Melchert
Professor of Linguistics
University of California, Los Angeles

Thursday, March 13, 2008
12:00 noon
The LaSalle Banks Room – Oriental Institute

Paul Friedrick on The Linguistics of World Poetry

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Departments of Anthropology and Linguistics and the Committee on Social Though present:

“The Linguistics of World Poetry”

Paul Friedrich

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
4:30 p.m., Haskell Hall Room 101