Jason Merchant was awarded the Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching on May 24, 2012. Congratulations, Jason. Well-deserved!
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The 2013 LSA Institute will be held from June 24 to July 19 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Several Chicago faculty and (so-to-be) alumni of the Linguistics department will be teaching courses there:
- Computational Modeling of Sound Change: James Kirby (PhD 2010, now at University of Edinburgh) and Morgan Sonderegger
- Individual differences in sound change: Jeff Mielke (University of Ottawa) and Alan Yu
- Introduction to Morphosyntax: Karlos Arregi
- Language Variation and Thought: John A. Lucy (Comparative Human Development)
Jason Merchant gave a colloquium talk on “More comparatives than you can shake a stick at: The case of Greek” at the Department of Linguistics at McGill University.
Several Chicago linguists will be presenting at WCCFL 30 at UC Santa Cruz!
- Peter Alrenga (former post doc, now at Boston University), Chris Kennedy, and Jason Merchant: A New Standard of Comparison
- Jesse Harris (BA/MA 2003, now Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Pomona College)On the Semantics of Domain Adjectives in English
- Steve Sanpietro, Ming Xiang, Jason Merchant: Syntax, Semantics, and Discourse in Ellipsis: Accounting for Voice Mismatch
Great job y’all!
Several Chicago linguists will be heading to Ohio State in March to present at the Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics:
- Jackson Lee: Representation of contour tone in Cantonese
- Holman Tse (MA, 2007): Lexical tone effects on voice onset time in Cantonese
Alan Yu is one of the invited speakers. His talk is titled “Determinants of Cantonese syllable wellformedness.”