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 :]
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.”