Month: October 2008

  • Autumn 2008 colloquia are underway!

    The Department of Linguistics was pleased to host Georgetown University’s Paul Portner last Thursday at our inaugural colloquium of the 2008-2009 series. This week, we will be having Diane Brentari of Purdue University giving a talk on tracking phonological emergence in sign languages. We eagerly anticipate the scheduled speakers for the Autumn colloquia and invite […]

  • Dahlstrom at Algonquian Conference

    Amy Dahlstrom presented a paper last weekend in Minneapolis at the 40th Algonquian Conference, an international meeting for researchers working in Algonquian studies from anthropology to ethnobotany and including, of course, linguistics. Amy’s paper was titled “Pattern and presentation: Highlighting syntactic and rhetorical structures in texts” and delivered in a special session on Problems and Strategies in the […]

  • Mufwene wraps up a prolific year

    Salikoko Mufwene recently returned from a short trip to Paris, where he gave the keynote address at the CNRS-LACITO Workshop on Ecology and Language Evolution. His October 23 talk, “Humans as the ecology of language(s),” is the latest in a series of over a dozen papers presented by Salikoko in 2008. In addition, several of […]

  • LSA announces new Web-based project

    After almost two years of work, the Undergraduate Programs Advisory Committee of the Linguistic Society of America is excited to announce the launch of the Linguistic Academic Depository, a new feature on the LSA website that allows linguistics faculty and instructional staff to exchange handouts, syllabi, and other course materials. UPAC member and UChicago grad […]

  • It’s here!: CLS 45 call for papers

    From CLS 45: The 45th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society will be held April 16-18, 2009 at the University of Chicago.  The theme of this year’s conference is “Locality in Language.” The conference will include a general session as well as a parasession devoted to the theme. Main Session Invited Speakers: Paul Boersma,University […]