Ryan Bennett‘s joint work with Emily Elfner (York University) entitled “The Syntax-Prosody Interface” was recently published online in the Annual Review of Linguistics. The article provides an overview of current and historical issues in the study of the syntax-prosody interface. You can find it along with an abstract here.
The program for Sluicing@50 has just been posted. Organized by alumnus Jason Merchant, Sluicing@50 is a workshop whose purpose is to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the presentation at CLS in 1969 of Guess Who, the paper by Haj Ross which launched the still flourishing investigation of one of the world’s most widely attested ellipsis processes. The workshop will examine sluicing in the context of all the questions it raises for the general theory of ellipsis and for linguistic theory. Plenary lectures will be given by Ross himself and by Howard Lasnik. Among the invited speakers are Jim McCloskey, alumna Vera Gribanova and alumnus Matt Barros. Merchant will also give a paper and LRC visitor Dan Hardt will co-present with recent alumnus Deniz Rudin.
After being awarded a Faculty Fellowship from The Humanities Institute at UCSC, Amanda Rysling’s work was featured in the Institute’s latest news feature. The post highlights Amanda’s work in speech intonation and language processing. More information about the fellowship and the work it will support can be found here. Congratulations, Amanda!