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.
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.
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.
On Saturday February 10, Nick Kalivoda presented joint work with Jenny Bellik on “Danish Stød in Recursive Prosodic Words” at Fonologi i Norden (FiNo; Phonology in the Nordic Countries). The conference was hosted by Lund University in southern Sweden, and featured many interesting talks and lively discussion.
LIP: Thursday, 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/lab: Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, LCR Jake Vincent will be presenting
Phlunch: Friday, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, LCR Jenny Bellik will be presenting
WLMA: Friday, 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)