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30th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

The University of Chicago is hosting the CGSW30 May 22-23, 2015.  The preliminary program is available here and registration is free for UChicago Linguistics students.  Hope to see you there!

Chicago Linguists at BLS

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Chicago linguists will have another strong showing at the annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society this year:

  • Andrea Beltrama (University of Chicago), Scale type totally matters! Intensification at the socio-semantics interface
  • Ksenia Ershova (University of Chicago), Non-canonical noun incorporation in Bzhedug Adyghe
  • Martina Martinovic & Peter Klecha (University of Chicago & Ohio State University), Exhaustivity, predication, and the semantics of movement

A full program of BLS 41 can be found here:

Great job everyone!

New tools, old questions

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Susie Allen recently wrote a piece for the University of Chicago Humanities Division’s magazine Tableau, which profiles the Linguistics department: New tools, old questions.

New faces around the department

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Beginning this quarter and through Winter, we’re pleased to have Yusuke Kubota (OSU, PhD 2010) join the department on a postdoctoral fellowship provided by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. He will be working with Chris Kennedy, investigating aspectual composition in Japanese.

For those who hang around the Karen Landahl Center, you’ll be sure to see Julian Grove daily in the Language Processing and Phonology labs. He comes to us with a degree in cognitive science from Johns Hopkins and will be managing the labs, assisting researchers with technical support and running experiments.

We are also welcoming back postdoc Elena Castroviejo who will be here again this fall, and must congratulate her on being awarded a five-year postdoc and eventual tenure-track job at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas in Madrid, which she will begin in January. Felicitacions!

Baby linguists: coming soon

Monday, September 20th, 2010

And now for some exciting, non-professional news:

  • Postdoctoral scholar  Itamar Francez reports from Ann Arbor (where he is spending the year) that he, his wife, Na’ama, and their daughter Alma are expecting a new baby in February …
  • … and fourth-year PhD student Christina Weaver and her husband, Christopher are expecting their first child in November.