BELLIK AND KALIVODA TO PRESENT JOINT WORK IN PHLUNCH

This week’s Phlunch meeting (Friday, 11:00 in the LCR) will feature joint work by Nick Kalivoda and Jenny Bellik with their ongoing project ‘SPOT’ (Syntax-Prosody-in-OT).  This bold new endeavor of theirs aims to develop software that will allow for typological research in the syntax-prosody interface within an OT framework.  

CONFERENCE IN TBILISI ON OBLIGATORINESS

Vincent Homer and Rajesh Bhatt of UMass Amherst contacted us asking us to help get the word out about a workshop on obligatoriness that they are organizing in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia on September 22nd 2015, as part of TbiLLC 2015: Eleventh International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation. The title of their workshop is How to make things happen in the grammar: the implementation of obligatoriness and the abstract deadline is May 21st 2015. Invited speakers include Omer Preminger of Maryland and Ivy Sichel of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. The questions that the conference hopes to shed light on are (i) whether a unified treatment of obligatoriness is possible (ii) whether the different kinds of obligatoriness we find might correlate with the part of grammar we are dealing with. More detailed information and a Call for Papers can be found at the workshop web-site and also here.

 

LSA SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP

The Linguistic Society of America is currently seeking applicants for a summer internship position in their Washington, D.C. office.  The position is part time, from June to August, and funding is available to support this part-time position. From the announcement:

This is a great opportunity to learn more about the field of linguistics, the professional needs of LSA members, and the LSA’s broader agenda to advance the scientific study of language. This internship also provides exposure to the workings of a small non-profit organization based in the nation’s capital. Interns will gain experience with writing, research, database management, social science policy, and a variety of administrative tasks. The position is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in programs leading to a degree in linguistics or a related field.

The deadline to apply is drawing near–April 28th is the last day that applications will be accepted for full consideration.  To apply, applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three academic/professional references.  For more information, visit the LSA Student Intern page.