September 19, 2014

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Congratulations to the 18 current (*and very recent) Berkeley linguists whose 15 presentations have been accepted for the 2015 LSA Annual Meeting in Portland, and to their family-member coauthors:

  • Nico Baier, "Adjective Agreement in Noon: Evidence for a Split Theory of Noun-Modifier Concord"
  • Ryan Bochnak and Eva Csipak, "The semantics of supposed to as a reportative evidential"
  • Chundra Cathcart, "The relationship between areality and frequency of usage: drift vs. diffusion"
  • I-Hsuan Chen, "Word Order Constrains the Diachronic Development of Mandarin 'One'-phrases as NPIs"
  • Clara Cohen*, "A cascading activation model for phonetic enhancement of paradigmatically probable morphemes"
  • Jevon Heath, "Convergence through divergence: compensatory changes in phonetic accommodation"
  • Sharon Inkelas and Jem Orgun, "Informativity and affix ordering: a pilot study of Turkish"
  • Peter Jenks, "Determiners, Bare Nouns, and Donkey Sentences in Numeral Classifier Languages"
  • Jack Merrill, "Nasalization as a Repair for Voiced Obstruent Codas in Noon"
  • Lev Michael, "A topological semantics for Matsigenka directionals"
  • Lev Michael, Natalia Chousou-Polydouri, Zachary O'Hagan, Erin Donnelly, and Keith Bartolomei, "A Bayesian phylogenetic internal classification of the Tupí-Guaraní family"
  • Hannah Sande, "Phonological features of roots in syntax: Evidence from Guébie"
  • Clare Sandy, "Stem-level vs. word-level accentual defaults in Karuk: evidence for stratal phonology"
  • Amalia Skilton, "The pragmatics of reversed-polarity questions in Maihiki (Western Tukanoan)"
  • Tammy Stark, "The emergence of auxiliaries in Northern Arawak"


Colloquium: Greville Corbett (Surrey), "Morphosyntactic complexity: The view from canonical typology"

  • M Sept. 22: "Lexical splits" (3–4:30, 370 Dwinelle)
  • Tu Sept. 23: "Hybrids" (2:30–4:00, 1229 Dwinelle)
  • W Sept. 24: "Gender" (2:30–4:00, 1229 Dwinelle)

CogNetwork (W 1–2:30, 1229 Dwinelle)

  • Sept. 24: Alex Paxton (UC Merced Cognitive and Information Sciences)

Fieldwork Forum (Fforum, W 11–12, 1303 Dwinelle)

Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS seminar, F 11–12:30, 5101 Tolman)

  • Sept. 19: Gary Marcus (NYU), "Computational diversity and the mesoscale organization of the cortex"

Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum, M 12–1, 223 Dwinelle)

Sociophonetic Reading Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD, F 1-2, 1303 Dwinelle)

    Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3–4:30, 1303 Dwinelle)

    • Sept. 19: Anneliise Rehn (Berkeley), "Because Meaning: Language Change through Iconicity in Internet Speak"
    • Sept. 26: Boris Harizanov (Stanford)

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