Month: November 2009

  • CLS 46 call for papers

    The 46th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society will be held April 8-10, 2010 at the University of Chicago. The conference will include a general session and three parasessions dedicated to Reevaluating the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface, Multilingualism, and Probabilistic Theories of Grammar. We welcome papers from all major linguistic subfields and frameworks as well as […]

  • SLA annual prize goes to Ben Smith

    A little birdie told us that Ben Smith (joint PhD candidate in Linguistics/Human Development) has won the 2009 Society of Linguistic Anthropology prize for Outstanding Paper by a Graduate Student. His paper, “Of marbles and (little) men: Bad luck, Aymara boyhood and masculine identification,” will be published in the Journal of Lingusitic Anthropology. (By the way, […]

  • U. of C. connection in latest Language issue

    The September 2009 issue of Language (Vol. 85, No. 3) contains a special section entitled “SIL and the disciplinary culture of linguistics,” comprising an important set of papers about the role of SIL’s linguistic work. Several of the contributors have connections to our department:  Lise Dobrin and Ken Olson are PhDs from our department; Jeff […]

  • This weekend we’re SWAMPed

    Attention all semanticists and acronym lovers: The Semantics Workshop of the American Midwest and Prairies (SWAMP) will be taking place on campus this Friday, November 20.  The workshop brings together graduate student researchers from institutions across the Midwest. Ryan Bochnak and Tommy Grano are  among the presenters. See the SWAMP website here, and do plan […]

  • Congratulations, Osamu Sawada

    If you haven’t already, give a big congratulations to Osamu Sawada (ABD), who has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science to conduct research on his project “The semantics and pragmatics of scalar expressions: Their dimensionality and context-dependency”. During the period of this fellowship (which will begin after he finishes […]