LUNDEN AND GRIBANOVA AWARDED TENURE

Congratulations to two of our Ph.D. alums, Anya Lunden (2006, College of William and Mary) and Vera Gribanova (2010, Stanford University), who both learned this week that they have been awarded tenure at their respective institutions. We are immensely happy for (and proud of) Vera and Anya, and hope that they can mark this transformative moment with an appropriate number of naps.

BIBBS SELECTED FOR SUMMER FIELDWORK PROGRAM

Richard Bibbs has been selected to participate in the 2018 summer training program in linguistic fieldwork and language documentation in Indonesia.  The program is part of a project run by Peter Cole and Gabriella Hermon (University of Delaware) and funded by the Documenting Endangered Languages program of NSF.  Richard will spend July and August in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara, on the island of Timor, doing fieldwork with Indonesian students on an endangered East Indonesian language.

BRASOVEANU AT BLS

Adrian Brasoveanu gave a talk at BLS 44 on Friday, February 9 about “Quantitative Comparison for Generative Theories: Embedding Competence Linguistic Theories in Cognitive Architectures and Bayesian Models”. The abstract and slides are available here and here. It was a very nice conference, with many alumni and friends of our department among the organizers and the audience.

HOW OUR READINGS ARE GROUPING THIS WEEK

LIPThursday, 11:00 – 12:00 pm, LCR Netta Ben-Meir will be leading the discussion about a paper titled “Expectations and Speech Intelligibility” (Babel and Russell 2017)

s/labThursday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, LCR Jake Vincent will be presenting

PhlunchFriday, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, LCR Jenny Bellik will be presenting

WLMAFriday, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Stevenson 217 Jed Pizarro-Guevara will be leading a discussion of the paper “Ergativity and the complexity of extraction: a view from Mayan” (Clemens et al 2015)