Month: February 2009

  • Kirby at Southeast Asian language conference

    James Kirby represented Chicago linguistics last week at the UCLA-UC Berkeley Joint Conference on Southeast Asian Studies in sunny Los Angeles. James’s paper, “Spectral cues to voice quality in Vietnamese” (abstract included here) was presented during a phonetics session of the Conference on Languages of Southeast Asia.

  • What’s Victor Friedman been up to?

    Here is a list of recent activity by Victor Friedman, Professor of Balkan and Slavic linguistics, who is in Skopje this year on Guggenheim & Fulbright-Hays grants: Invited talks and conference papers (June-December 2008): Evidentiality in the Balkans, Caucasus, and Central Asia, Scuola Normale Superiore, University of Pisa, 16 june 2008. Balkan Slavic Dialectology and Balkan Linguistics: Peripheryas […]


    We have just received word of two upcoming defenses: Fang Liu will defend her dissertation on ‘Intonation Systems of Mandarin and English: a Functional Approach’ on Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Classics 312 (department lounge).  A draft of Fang’s dissertation, including abstract, can be found here.  Meanwhile, Osamu Sawada will be defending his dissertation […]

  • Today: Ling Lunch in Landahl

    Good news: there is such a thing as a free lunch. The first Ling Lunch of the quarter will take place today, February 9 at noon in the Karen Landahl Center. We will hear from Ryan Bochnak on “Promiscuous modification and the syntax-semantics interface,” and from Jasmin Urban on “A modal approach to open questions.” This Ling Lunch […]