Month: December 2008

  • Two talks this Friday

    Mark your calendars – the Karen Landahl Center for Linguistics Research will be the site of two exciting linguistics talks this Friday, December 5. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel/NYU) will be visiting the department to present some of his recent work. Van Craenenbroeck’s “What does silence look like? On the unpronounced syntax of sluicing,” in […]

  • Publication congratulations . . .

    . . . are due to two fourth-year Ph.D. students, Osamu Sawada and Jackie Bunting! Osamu’s manuscript “Pragmatic aspects of implicit comparison: An economy-based approach” was accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Pragmatics.  As department chair Chris Kennedy has expressed, “This is a very impressive achievement indeed — well done, Osamu!” […]

  • Grotberg poster display at 2009 AAAS meeting

    April Grotberg’s poster submission, “Reconstructing protohistorical language contact from non-linguistic data,” was recently accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The meeting, which will be held here in Chicago, is scheduled for February 12-16, 2009. Those who are in the area and who will be attending the conference are highly […]

  • Autumn colloquia wrapping up with Alicia Wassink

    For our final colloquium of 2008, we are delighted to host Alicia Wassink, associate professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Washington, who will be giving a talk on “The Development of Sociolinguistic Competence in Children” this Thursday, December 4, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in Cobb 201. (See abstract here.) If you’re sorry to […]