Workshop on Language Variation and Change: “The Origin of Accentlessness,” Jay Jasanoff (Harvard), February 26

Workshop on Language Variation and Change
Sponsored by the Council on Advanced Studies
This Friday we present the 4th talk of Winter Quarter for the Language Variation and Change Workshop at the University of Chicago.  We are very excited to announce :
Diebold Professor of Indo-European Linguistics and Philology
Department of Linguistics, Harvard University
Friday, February 26th at 4 pm, in Harper 103 (1116 E. 59th Street)
*this is 30 minutes later than our usual time*
The Origin of Accentlessness, or Balto-Slavic Mobility without Tears

*Stick around for a reception after the talk to eat, drink, and chat with Jay and the other workshop attendees.*
Start planning now for the last of Winter quarter’s LVC presentations:
Friday, March 12th at 3:30 pm: April Grotberg (University of Chicago) “The development and distribution of Coptic case morphology”
See details on our website here:
This talk is part of a year-long workshop on Language Variation and Change, with a focus on the motivations and consequences of language change from diverse perspectives (incl. linguistic, historical, social, cognitive, and computational). Meetings are held bi-weekly on Fridays.  Each meeting features a presentation, followed by discussion.
We have a number of exciting speakers lined up for this series, both local and from abroad. The current list and meeting schedule, together with further information about the workshop, can be found at:
If you are interested in presenting recent research as part of this series, please email one of us (listed below). Graduate students of any department are especially invited!
Any persons with a disability who believe they might need assistance in attending the workshops are asked to contact Alice Lemieux in advance at
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