Month: March 2011

  • Welcome, Diane Brentari!

    We are happy to announce that Professor Diane Brentari, currently at Purdue University, has accepted an offer to become a full professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Chicago starting next fall. Everyone in the department is very excited — adding her to the faculty will not only bolster our already impressive […]

  • CLS 47: April 7-9!

    The 47th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society is coming up, April 7-9 in Ida Noyes Hall. The conference program has been posted, and pre-registration for CLS 47 is now open on the CLS website until March 31. Prices are $20 for pre-registered students and $40 for pre-registered faculty and other attendees. Mailing pre-registration […]

  • Chicagoans to Barcelona

    First year, Andrea Beltrama, will be presenting “Can a decent student get into Harvard? A study on scalar implicature and gradable adjectives” at the upcoming XPRAG, an experimental pragmatics conference, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, on June 2-4, 2011. Chris Kennedy and our alumna, Asli Ozyurek (joint PhD in Psych and Ling, 2000), are among […]

  • Staraki and Giannkidou to Chronos

    Eleni Staraki will present “Attitude verbs and embedded tense in Greek” at CHRONOS, the 10th international conference on tense, aspect, modality and evidentiality, which is going to be held at Aston University, Birmingham, on April 18 -20. Anastasia Giannakidou will also be presenting “Polarity indefinites in modal contexts” at the same conference.

  • Martinovic to WCCFL

    Martina Martinovic will be presenting “The Interaction of Animacy with Phonetic and Phonological Factors in Neostokavian” at WCCFL 29 at the University of Arizona on April 22-24, 2011. Our alum, Michael (Mitcho) Erlewine (BA/MA, 2007) will also be presenting “Share to Compare: the Mandarin bĭ Comparative” there as well. Yay to Chicagoans!