LASC 2018!

It’s that time of year again! This Saturday, March 10 will be Linguistics at Santa Cruz (LASC), the annual UCSC linguistics research conference showcasing second- and third-year graduate student research. The all-day event will take place in Stevenson Fireside Lounge. Four talks will be given this year spanning the subfields of syntax, semantics, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, and numerous combinations therein. Following the talks there will be a poster session with research devoted to a similar mix. The languages investigated this year include English, Somali, Hebrew, Old Japanese, and Gujarati. At the end of the day, the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture will be given by Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø) on “The syntactic word.” Don’t miss it!


LaLoCoTuesday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Stevenson 217 There will be a discussion of more complex models with tensorflow: binary logistic regression, multinomial softmax regression and finally, word2vec

s/lab: Double feature!

Thursday, 12:00 – 1:00 pm, LCR Adrian Brasoveanu will present his joint work with Jakub Dotlacil in a talk entitled “A cognitively realistic left-corner parser with visual and motor interfaces”

Friday, 11:00 – 12:00 pm, Cave classroom Margaret Kroll will present recent work with Chelsea Miller, Matt Wagers, and Amanda Rysling, entitled “What you remember and why: Evidence from sluicing”

PhlunchFriday, 11:00 – 12:00 pm, LCR Jenny Bellik will present joint work with Nick Kalivoda, entitled “SPOT: a computational tool for Syntax Prosody in OT”

S-circleFriday, 10:30 – 12:00 pm, Stevenson 217 Steven Foley will be presenting