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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”.

 

 

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!

Riggle on TV!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Check out Professor Riggle on the words of the year!

 

Chicagoans at NWAV 40

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Several Chicagoans presented at NWAV 40 at Georgetown University, Oct 27-31.

  • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (BA/MA ’98) and Abby Walker: Vocalic accommodation in a cross dialectal shadowing task
  • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (BA/MA ’98): Measuring implicit dialect awareness using the IAT
  • Salikoko Mufwene: The Emergence of Complexity in Language: An Evolutionary Perspective
  • Morgan Sonderegger, Andrea Beltrama, Tasos Chatzikonstantinou, Erin Franklin, Brett Kirken, Jackson Lee, Maria Nelson, Krista Nicoletto, Talia Penslar, Hannah Provenza, Natalie Rothfels, Maximilian Bane, Peter Graff and Jason Riggle: Coronal stop deletion on reality TV
  • Alan Yu, Carissa Abrego-Collier and Morgan Sonderegger: Attitudinal effects in phonetic convergence

 

Update from Victor Friedman

Monday, October 31st, 2011

“I just got back from giving a keynote address on Southeast Europe and Southeast Asia as linguistic areas at the meeting of the International Congress of Slavists’ Balkan Commission in Iasi.  While I was in the Balkans, I also stopped in Lerin (Greek Florina) to participate in the book launch of the first Modern Macedonian-Modern Greek dictionary to be published in Greece.  The neo-nazis from Hrisi Avgi (the ones that assaulted me in 2009) were there, along with riot police and plainclothesmen.  Greece is still a dangerous place for linguists who work on Macedonian, alas, but there were lots of local Macedonians from Lerin and the nearby villages at the launch anyway.  A collection of my articles on Lak was published in Russian under the title Ocherki lakskogo jazyka (Maxachkala, 2011) by the Daghestanian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.”  –Victor