Archive for April, 2009

Florian Jaeger visiting next week

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

T. Florian Jaeger (Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Univ. of Rochester) will be visiting next Thursday and Friday, May 7-8. He will be giving a talk in the Language, Cognition and Computation Workshop (abstract to come) on Friday at 3:30 in the Karen Landahl Center.

He will also be giving two statistics tutorials: One (Thursday) on mixed models (linear and logit) and how to run/read them in R; and one (Friday) consisting of Q&A.

Lehr fellowship award

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Rachel Lehr has been awarded an AAUW dissertation fellowship for her dissertation, Pashai Grammar.  Rachel is in Afghanistan right now doing fieldwork on Pashai. Congratulations, Rachel!

More QP cheers

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

…to Tommy Grano, who has successfully defended his second qualifying paper, “English Emotive Factive Verbs and the Semantics of Nonfinite Complementation.”  Excellent work, Tommy!

Yu at Stony Brook

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Alan Yu will be giving a colloquium at SUNY Stony Brook this Friday, May 1. The title of his talk is “Toward a rational account of channel bias.”

CLS 45 is here!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society starts tomorrow!

The conference will be held at the International House from Thursday through Saturday. U of C students attend for free, so just go right to the “pre-registration check-in” table. All others can check in at the registration table.

As you know, our theme this year is “Locality in Language,” and we will kick off the conference Thursday morning with talks on locality in phonology and syntax.

Note: There will be no tea in the linguistics lounge this week, but all graduate students are invited to attend the grad-student mixer on Thursday evening at 8 pm in the pub, and all conference attendees are invited to the CLS banquet on Saturday night.

We hope to see you this weekend!