Please send information and news of departmental interest to Andrew Garrett.
The first Inkling of 2016 will take place on Monday, February 21, from 3:30 to 5 pm in 370 Dwinelle (not 1229 Dwinelle). All are welcome to our monthly social hour (and a half) with tea, coffee, and potluck treats — you'll find talk about work, life, ideas, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Potluck: We encourage you to bring a snack or treat if your surname begins with the letters N through R. (Examples would include O'Rahilly and Prosdocimi.)
- Prize: A valuable prize will be given to the creator of the most pleasing artwork (verbal, visual, or performance, but no media installations) integrating the themes of at least two of the three luminaries whose birthdays we celebrate: Drew Barrymore, Edward Gorey, and George Washington. Further admiration will be bestowed on those who dress in the style of any or all of them.
- There will be a Surprise!
To celebrate International Mother Language Day, the Aikuma Project is sponsoring a public event on Sunday, February 21, with storytelling in California immigrant and Indigenous languages:
- Treasure Language Storytelling: Women's Voices, 3-7 pm, at Awaken Cafe (1429 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612)
Some tickets are still vailable!
- Friday, February 19
- Monday, February 22
- Tuesday, February 23
- 12:30–2: Fieldwork in language contact situations (Fieldwork Forum, 1229 Dwinelle)
- Wednesday, February 24
- 4–5:30 pm: Ruprecht von Waldenfels (Berkeley), "Using a parallel corpus for diachronic research: Slavic and beyond" (Historical Linguistics Forum, a.k.a. *dhworom, 1229 Dwinelle)
- 5–6: Society of Linguistics UndergraduateS Game Night! (Society of Linguistics UndergraduateS, 370 Dwinelle)
- Friday, February 26
- Colloquia at other universities