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 part a response to our own Jason Merchant, will be discussed from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Then at 3:30 p.m., the University of Chicago’s Steven Small (Neurology/Psychology) will be the guest speaker at the latest meeting of the workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation. The abstract for his presentation, “The Biology of Face-to-Face Communication: Action, Understanding, and Language,” can be found here.


Elsewhere on campus, Neuroscience lab post-doc candidate Kenny Vaden (UC Irvine) will be giving a talk entitled “Adaptation to Phonologically Similar Words in Bilateral Superior Temporal Sulci.” It will be in the Brain Research Imaging Center conference room (Q300) on Friday at 9:00 a.m.

All great ways to finish up the quarter before the long break. We hope many of you can make it!