This past Wednesday, May 29, Jed Pizarro-Guevara gave two presentations at the 29th meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS). The meeting was held at the KFC Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The venue has no relation with the fried chicken. His first talk was entitled “The interaction of stress, syncope, and metathesis in Dabaw Bisaya (Cebuano).” His second talk (joint work with Matt Wagers) was entitled “Two grammars of extraction in Tagalog: Evidence from acceptability judgments and quantitative models of participants’ judgment process.” He reports having lively discussions with Philippine specialists and Filipino linguists from the University of the Philippines, Diliman as well as De La Salle University.


On Friday, May 31, the Department of Linguistics hosted its annual Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference, which saw talks from Madeleine King and Koy Rugama, Max Tarlov, Melanie Gounas, and Jared Crawford-Levis, as well as distinguished alum Marcin Morzycki. Each talk was followed by a spirited and positive question-and-answer period, and the event itself was followed by a reception, hosted by Junko Ito and Armin Mester.

Pictured from left to right: Madeleine King, Max Tarlov, Melanie Gounas, Marcin Morzycki, Jared Crawford-Levis, Amanda Rysling, and Koy Rugama.


On Friday, May 31, visiting professor Gorka Elordieta (University of the Basque Country) gave an invited talk at Stanford University’s P-interest workshop entitled, “On the phrasal dependency of unaccented words in Basque.”


The final week of classes comes along with a lull in reading groups. Find out about the status of your favorite informal gathering of linguists here:

s/lab: Monday, 12:00-1:00 PM, LCR: Jack Duff will present joint work with Pranav Anand entitled, “Implicit experiencers in the visual world.”

MRGThursday, 1:00-2:00 PM, LCR: the group will discuss a paper that is to be determined. Be on the lookout for an email from the organizer!

SPLAPThursday, 2:00-3:00 PM, LCR: the group will discuss Deniz Özyildiz (2017), “Attitude reports with and without true belief.”

S-Circle, WLMA, Phlunch, and LIP are not meeting this week.