On October 8, our 2009-2010 Colloquium Series kicked off with a fascinating talk by Johanna Nichols (UC Berkeley) on lexical type-shift from Proto-IE to Proto-Slavic. Today, the fall series continues with a talk by Maria Polinsky (Harvard), who will be speaking on “Ergativity, Again” (abstract here). Join us at 3:30 in Cobb 201, to be followed by department tea at 5:00.
The rest of the fall schedule:
November 5: James Yoon, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
November 19: Katherine Kinzler, University of Chicago