Month: January 2010

  • Congratulations to Nikki Adams . . .

    … on the successful defense of her dissertation, “The Zulu ditransitive verb phrase”! Her CV can be found here. On behalf of the entire department we wish you the best, Nikki!

  • Update from Sali

    Another member of our faculty, Salikoko Mufwene, has also been keeping a brisk pace with his scholarly activity of late. His recent publications range from several chapter contributions to new books on the evolution of language, language change and global Englishes to a co-authored peer-reviewed article on “Building social cognitive models of language change” (Trends in […]

  • Victor Friedman on the go

    Victor Friedman has kept himself busy after returning to Chicago last fall after a year in Eastern Europe. His recent activities include a paper on Macedonian dialectology and Balkan dialectology, as well as an article entitled “Turkish Infinitives in Balkan Romani” in the Encyclopedia of Sociolinguistics of the World’s Languages (ed. Martin Ball, Routledge), coming out this year. In […]

  • Bochnak heading for D.C. and beyond

    Ryan Bochnak will be presenting a paper called “Interpreting a category of adjectives in Luganda” at the Georgetown Linguistics Society‘s annual meeting, February 12-14 in Washington, D.C.  His work is based in part on data collected from our Field Methods course last year. In addition, his paper “Two sources of gradability within the verb phrase” was accepted for presentation […]

  • Winter 2010 colloquia

    The Department of Linguistics will have its first colloquium of the (new) decade in a few weeks. For now, you can content yourself with our colloquium schedule for Winter quarter 2010 (abstracts available soon): February 25: Katherine Kinzler, University of Chicago March 4: Craige Roberts, Ohio State University March 11: Marcela Depiante, University of Wisconsin-Eau […]