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Congratulations to James Kirby!

Monday, November 8th, 2010

James Kirby defended his dissertation, Cue selection and category restructuring in sound change, this afternoon. In a few months he will begin as Lecturer in Phonetics at the University of Edinburgh. Congratulations and best of luck, James! Mind the wee heavies :)

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 :]

Bane prospectus defense

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

The results are in: Congratulations are due to Max Bane (5th year, now ABD), who successfully defended his dissertation proposal ‘Counting Grammars’ last Friday, October 3!

Yoon dissertation defended

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Suwon Yoon was successful in defending her dissertation, ‘Not in the Mood: The Semantics and Syntax of Expletive Negation’. Congratulations, Suwon! Great job!

Dissertation proposal defended

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Congratulations to Yaron McNabb on the successful defense of his dissertation prospectus, “The syntax and semantics of intensifiers and other degree expressions”!