Archive for February, 2012

Chicago Linguists at BLS 38

Monday, February 6th, 2012

On Feb 11-12, several U of C linguists will be presenting at BLS 38:

  • Rebekah Baglini: Reduced clausal structure in comparatives: evidence from Wolof
  • Andrew Dombrowski: Multiple relative marking in 19th century West Rumelian Turkish
  • Matthew Faytak (BA, 2011): Logical sonority scales and turbulence in fricative-vowel languages
  • Jackson Lee: The representation of contour tones in Cantonese

In addition to these student presenters, our very own Victor Friedman is one of the invited speakers. His talk is titled “Languages are Wealth: The Sprachbund as Linguistic Capital”.



Ball heading to MacEwan

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Chris Ball (Ph.D. 2007) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship of anthropology in the Department of Anthropology, Economics, and Political Science at MacEwan University, in Edmonton. He starts in August 2012. He is currently the Robert A. and Catherine L. McKennan Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow of Anthropology at Dartmouth College. Congratulations, Chris!


Yoon named Humboldt Fellow!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Suwon Yoon (Ph.D. 2011) has been named a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation. She will be based at the Bergische Universitat Wuppertal, Germany.

Corcoran defended dissertation proposal!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Chris Corcoran successfully defended her dissertation proposal, titled “A study of linguistic categoriality with reference to Sherbro (Bullom) noun classes”. Congratulations, Chris!

Arregi and Riggle Promoted!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Congratulations to Karlos Arregi and Jason Riggle on their promotion to Associate Professor with tenure! Way to go!