Month: January 2009

  • Hot off the presses from Sali

    Salikoko Mufwene has begun another calendar year with several new publications, which include (With Cécile B. Vigouroux, eds.) 2008. Globalization and Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa. London: Continuum Press. 2009. “Some offspring of colonial English are creole.” In Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts, ed. by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, and Heili Paulasto, 208-303. New York/London: Routledge. Last weekend, […]

  • Kennedy, McNabb among paper acceptances

    “On the Extraction of Attributive Adjectives and Deletion in Palestinian Arabic Comparatives,” a paper by department chair Chris Kennedy and third-year Ph.D. student Yaron McNabb, has been accepted to two upcoming conferences: The 37th North American Conference on Afroasiatic Languages (NACAL) meeting in Albuquerque, NM, to be held March 13-15, 2009 The 23rd Arabic Linguistics Symposium at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to […]

  • Nassira gets published

    Nassira Nicola‘s paper, “Black Face, White Voice: Rush Limbaugh and the ‘Message’ of Race,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Language and Politics. Excited for you, Nassira!

  • Straughn dissertation proposal defense today!

    Fourth-year Ph.D. student Chris Straughn will be defending his dissertation proposal, “Evidentiality in Uzbek and Kazakh,” today, January 22. The defense will take place at 11 a.m. in Classics 312 (department lounge); the abstract can be viewed here. We’re wishing Chris the best!

  • LSA meeting last week

    Many Chicago linguists spent several days last week at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (as well as the coinciding SSILA meeting), which took place in beautiful San Francisco, CA. The papers by University of Chicago graduate students and faculty were previously announced on BLING here, and the full LSA meeting program can be found here. Ask a conference […]