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Updates from Friedman and Mufwene

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Victor Friedman, on foreign leave from the Slavic department, continues his tour of Europe and the Balkans. In addition to several recent papers, presentations, and invited public lectures through Macedonia, Victor also had the honor of receiving the Krste P. Misirkov Liftetime Achievement Award for contributions to Macedonian Scholarship from the Ramkovski Foundation in Skopje. Amazing!

Meanwhile, Salikoko Mufwene has a good deal of new work to report. Publications include “Some offspring of colonial English are creole” in Vernacular universals vs. contact-induced language change; and “Kituba, Kileta, or Kikongo: What’s in a name?” in Naming Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Practices, Names, Categorisations, as well as a number of appearances both as an invited and accepted speaker at a number of conferences and the University of Sao Paolo.

For more complete recent bibliographies of each of these linguists, click here: (more…)

Publications over the summer

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Jackie Bunting’s article on Sranan, “‘Give’ and take: how dative gi contributed to the decline of ditransitive taki,” has just been published in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (24: 199-217, 2009).

In addition, over the summer, Jason Riggle, Max Bane, and Morgan Sonderegger had their joint article “The VC Dimension of Constraint Based Grammars” published in Lingua (article currently online, soon to appear in print).

Proof positive of summer productivity at the U. of C. Congratulations!

CLS 43 proceedings now available!

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Thanks to lots of hard work, back issues of CLS proceedings are catching up to date. We are very pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society have arrived!

Congratulations to the editors, Malcolm Elliott, James Kirby, Osamu Sawada, Eleni Staraki, and Suwon Yoon on an excellent job!

Hot off the presses from Sali

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
Salikoko Mufwene has begun another calendar year with several new publications, which include
  • (With Cécile B. Vigouroux, eds.) 2008. Globalization and Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa. London: Continuum Press.
  • 2009. “Some offspring of colonial English are creole.” In Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts, ed. by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, and Heili Paulasto, 208-303. New York/London: Routledge.
Last weekend, Sali also presented his paper, “Humans as the ecology of language(s),” at The Nexus of Biology and Linguistics, the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium, held at The Ohio State University on January 19.

Nassira gets published

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Nassira Nicola‘s paper, “Black Face, White Voice: Rush Limbaugh and the ‘Message’ of Race,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Language and Politics. Excited for you, Nassira!