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Chicago linguists at TAL 5

Katie Franich will be presenting “Perception of Tonal Contours in Medumba” at the Tonal Aspects of Language to be held at the University of Buffalo on May 24-27.  Also presenting there is James Kirby (PhD 2013), who is talking about “Tone- melody correspondence in Vietnamese popular song” with his co-author, Bob Ladd.

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Bowman to NYU

Congratulations to Sam Bowman (BA/MA ’11), who shares with us the wonderful news that he’ll be starting as an assistant professor this fall at NYU in the Department of Linguistics and the Center for Data Science. Way to go, Sam!

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Waldon receives Fulbright to ZAS

Congratulations to Brandon Waldon (BA ’15), who has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to work with Dr. Stephanie Solt at the ZAS on formal semantic models of scale-dependent expressions.

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Grenoble named as Hale Professor for 2017 Linguistic Summer Institute

Congratulations to Lenore Grenoble, who has been chosen to be next Hale Professor at the 2017 Linguistic Summer Institute, to be held at the University of Kentucky from July 5 to August 1!

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Chicago Linguists at SALT 26

Chicago linguistitcs will enjoy a strong showing at the upcoming Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 26 this weekend at the University of Texas, Austin:

  • Rebekah Baglini (PhD ’15): The semantics of quotative ideophones
  • Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (BA ’07, MA ’07): Focus association into copies and the scope of even
  • Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine and Hadas Kotek: Untangling Tanglewood using covert focus movement
  • Itamar Francez: Summative existentials
  • Julian Grove and Emily Hanink: Article selection and anaphora in the German relative clause
  • Timothy Leffel, Ming Xiang and Chris Kennedy: Imprecision is pragmatic: Evidence from referential processing
  • Malte Willer and Chris Kennedy: Subjective Attitudes and Counterstance Contingency

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