Month: April 2010

  • Paz dissertation defense

    Alejandro I. Paz (joint Anthro/Ling) will be defending his dissertation next Thursday, April 29 at 12:30 p.m. in Haskell 101. Alejandro’s dissertation is entitled “Discursive Transformation: The Emergence of Ethnolinguistic Identity Among Latin American Labor Migrants and Their Children In Israel” (abstract available in Haskell 119). Of course, attendance is open to faculty and students. Best […]

  • Illinois Speech Day

    Some readers may want to mark their respective calendars: Illinois Speech Day, a daylong meeting consisting of presentations and discussion on the theme of computational models of speech, will be happening in just a few weeks. Moreover, it’s happening a convenient two blocks or so away from campus, and is correspondingly full of U of C […]

  • Conferences for Grinsell

    Second-year grad student Tim Grinsell will be presenting at Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 19) at the University of Maryland this weekend. His talk will be on “Lithuanian modal comparatives: implications for the syntax and semantics of comparison in Slavic” (abstract here). You’ll also catch Tim at this year’s Semantics and Philosophy in Europe (SPE3) […]

  • CLS 46 is underway

    The 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society begins TODAY and runs through Saturday evening (culminating in our world-renowed CLS banquet). A full program can be found here. U. Chicago participants include two invited speakers, the illustrious John Goldsmith (Main Session) and Jason Riggle (Probabilistic Theories of Grammar), as well as the following presenters: Eleni […]

  • Alan Yu invited to Purdue

    Alan Yu will be the invited speaker at the Purdue Linguistics Association Student Symposium 2010, held next weekend on at Purdue. The special session for this year’s symposium will focus on language diversity, and in addition to the Saturday paper sessions, there will also be workshops on Friday. Alan will be speaking Saturday on language diversity.