Archive for the ‘talks’ Category

Winter 2010 colloquia

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The Department of Linguistics will have its first colloquium of the (new) decade in a few weeks. For now, you can content yourself with our colloquium schedule for Winter quarter 2010 (abstracts available soon):

This is also a good time to remind everyone to hit up the various graduate workshops affiliated with our department. There’s something for everybody, including Semiotics: Culture in Context, Workshop in Semantics and Philosophy of Language, Workshop on Language and Cognition, and Workshop on Language Variation and Change, all of which have several talks scheduled for the coming weeks and months.

CK in HK

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Last week, Chris Kennedy was out of the department—and the country—to give a four-part lecture series on “Vagueness and Comparison” (abstracts), kindly hosted by the Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages at Chinese University, Hong Kong.

Chris and his class at CUHK

Chris and his class at CUHK

Thanks for the photo, Chris!

Last LVC talk of the quarter today

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Join us today at 3:30 in Harper 130 for the fifth and final talk of the Language Variation and Change Workshop. Kelly Maynard (Center for East European Russian/Eurasian Studies) will be giving her talk on “Balkan Sprachbund Features in Samsun Albanian” (abstract). Stick around afterwards for snacks, drinks, and hobnobbing.

Merchant talks

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
Jason Merchant has given several invited talks this fall, beginning in September and just wrapping up last week:
  1. Context and ellipsis. Invited colloquium talk. University College London. 11 November 2009.
  2. What price ellipsis? Invited talk. Workshop on ellipsis. Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussels, Belgium. 9-10 November 2009.
  3. Context and types of ambiguity. Invited talk. Interdisciplinary symposium “Dimensions of ambiguity”. Eberhard-Karls-University, Tübingen, Germany. 5-7 November 2009.
  4. Inaudible syntax. With Lyn Frazier. Invited talk. Context and communication network; Leverhulme Foundation workshop series. San Francisco, 15 September 2009.

Follow the links above for more information on these events and on Jason’s presentations.

Kratzer on campus Friday

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

This Friday, June 5, the Workshop on Philosophy of Language and Semantics, co-sponsored by the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, will be hosting Angelika Kratzer from UMass Amherst. Her talk will be in Cobb 110 from 1-3 p.m. Please join us!