September 25, 2015

Awesomeness | Festivities | Talks and events

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Awesomeness

This week brings most excellent news about the Linguistic Society of America's 2016 Annual Meeting:

  • Oana David's accepted paper "A frame semantic approach to the interpretation of null arguments in English and Spanish" will receive one of only three Student Abstract Awards. Congratulations on this awesome honor, Oana!
  • Second, last week's Calques managed to omit Hannah Sande's accepted poster "Particle verbs in Guébie (Kru)". This brings to 18 the number of accepted presentations with Berkeley authors. For more precision, the editors present the following count of presentations listed on the LSA website:
    • 18: UC Berkeley
    • 16: Chicago, NYU
    • 14: Ohio State, Stanford
    • 11: U. Mass. Amherst
    • 9: Arizona, MIT
    • 8: Maryland
    • 7: UCLA, UC San Diego, Yale
    • 6: UC Santa Barbara
    • 5: Johns Hopkins
    Congratulations, Hannah, on making Berkeley the unambiguous leader among all linguistics programs worldwide!

Festivities

The year's first Inkling will take place on Monday, September 28, from 3:30 to 5 pm in 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 treat if your surname begins with the letters A through E. (Examples would include Arbuthnot, Chomsky, and Euler.)
  • Prize: A lavish Prize will be given to the author of the most entertaining Limerick, Haiku, or other Short Poetical Composition on the theme of cultivating, cooking, or consuming rice!

Talks and events