Author Archive

Job news: Yoon and Kirby

Monday, November 8th, 2010

In addition to James Kirby, who will be heading to Scotland in December to assume the position of Lecturer in Phonetics at the University of Edinburgh, we would also like to warmly congratulate Suwon Yoon, who has been offered a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Cornell!

Recently past defenses

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Here’s an update on some other recent past defenses – some more recent, some more past:

On September 17, Tommy Grano defended his dissertation proposal, ‘Toward a semantically based account of the distribution of control’. Way to go!

Over the summer months, Peter Klecha (“Focus-Related Verb Repetition and Nominalization in Luganda”), Rebekah Baglini (“Aspect, modality, and causative event structure: A new analysis of the English get-causative”), Christina Weaver (“Influences on the production of non-native sequences: Mandarin”) and Carissa Abrego-Collier (“Liquid co-occurrence and coarticulatory influences on /l/ and /r/ perception”) all successfully defended qualifying papers.

Congrats, all :]

Grano & Sawada paper accepted

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Thomas Grano and recent PhD Osamu Sawada have just had their paper “Scale structure, coercion, and the interpretation of measure phrases in Japanese” accepted for publication in Natural Language Semantics. Nice work, gentlemen!


Chicagoans in and out of SWAMP

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Last month, Rebekah Baglini presented a paper called “The syntax and event structure of the get-causative” at the 4th Meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle in Tuscon. In addition, the 2010 iteration of everyone’s favorite acronym, the Semantics Workshop of the MidWest & Prairies (SWAMP), is happening this weekend (Nov. 13) at the University of Michigan, and Rebekah will be giving a talk on “The scalar source of adjectival participles.”

Not to be outdone, fellow third-year grad student Tim Grinsell will also give a talk at SWAMP, entitled “Two types of Russian perfectives.”

Good luck!

Grano paper accepted

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

ABD Tommy Grano has just had his paper, “Mandarin hen and Universal Markedness in Gradable Adjectives”, accepted for publication in the journal Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, so be on the lookout in a forthcoming issue. Way to go, Tommy!