Archive for March, 2010

“Relatively” recent talk for CK

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

If you had the feeling that something was missing a few weeks ago, perhaps it’s because Chris Kennedy was gone off to Germany at the end of last month at the 2010 Conference of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS).  Chris gave a talk during that conference’s workshop on Subjective Meaning: Alternatives to Relativism, entitled “Where does relativity come from?”

The program for DGfS can be found here, and slides from Chris’s presentation are here. And welcome back, Chris!

Time for QP-fest!

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

This Wednesday and Thursday, all are invited to this year’s “QP-fest” (more formally known as the Graduate Student Miniconference in Linguistics).  Our annual exposition of qualifying-papers-in-progress will feature ground-breaking presentations by our second- and third-year graduate students. The two-day program includes:

Wednesday, March 10

1:30-­‐2:00 | Carissa Abrego-Collier: “Coarticulatory influence on perception of English liquids”

2:00-2:30 | Susan Rizzo: “Articulatory Phonetics in the Manual Modality: the Case of ASL Fingerspelling”

2:30-2:45 | break

2:45-3:15 | Martina Martinovic: “Neoštokavian pitch accents”

3:15-3:45 | Julia Thomas: “Style-shifting in African-American English: A Phonetic Analysis”

Thursday, March 11

9:00-9:30 | Peter Klecha: “Focus and verb copying in Luganda”

9:30-10:00 | Ryan Bochnak: “Exceed comparison in Luganda”

10:00-10:30 | Jonathan Keane: “A new look at Japanese scrambling”

10:30-10:45 | break

10:45-11:15 | Rebekah Baglini: “Getting it done: Telicity, incrementality, and causative event structure”

11:15-11:45 | Timothy Grinsell: “Vagueness in the grammatical perfective”