Calques 2.11

October 31, 2014

Pumpkins | Zombies | The Plague | Candy

Trick or treat: Andrew Garrett.


Best wishes to Berkeley linguists traveling to give talks next week:

  • CSDL 2014 (Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language, UC Santa Barbara, Nov. 4-6; the conference website contains "all information about the conference" except the program, names of speakers, or titles of talks)
    • André Coneglian & Maria Helena de Moura Neves, "Fuzzy grammar and the categorization of adverbial relations"
    • Oana David, "Frame metonymy and definite null instantiation in ECG"
    • Matt Goss, "A blending analysis of the English get-passive"
    • Karie Moorman, "Polyfunctionality of -ara: analyzing metonymy and metaphor in Karuk"
    • Elise Stickles, Ellen Dodge & Jisup Hong, "A construction-driven MetaNet approach to corpus metaphor analysis"
    • Eve Sweetser, Oana David, Seiko Fujii & Paula Radetsky, "CUT/BREAK verbs in verb-particle constructions"
  • CUSP 7 (California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics, UCLA, Nov. 7-8)
    • André Coneglian, "A mental spaces treatment of concessive constructions: the case of metaspatial constructions"
    • Katie Sardinha, "Deriving modal flavour in Turkmen"


  • Fieldwork Forum (Fforum, W 11–12, 1303 Dwinelle)
    • Nov. 5: Steven Bird (Melbourne), "Language Preservation 2.0: Crowdsourcing Oral Language Documentation using Mobile Devices"
  • Historical linguistics forum (*dhworom, W 3–4, 1229 Dwinelle)
    • Nov. 5: Will Chang (Berkeley), "A vanishing, multiple-gain lexical trait model"
  • Linguistic Anthropology Working Group (F 4-6, Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall)
    • Nov. 7: Sergio Romero (Texas), "On etymology as register: Lexicon, signs and racism in Guatemalan Spanish"
  • Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum, M 12–1, 1303 Dwinelle)
    • Nov. 3: Larry Hyman (Berkeley), "Positional Prominence vs. Word Accent: Is there a difference?"
  • Sociophonetic Reading Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD, F 1-2, 1303 Dwinelle)
  • Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3–4:30, 1303 Dwinelle)
    • Oct. 31: Lelia Glass (Stanford), "Corpus evidence for systematicity in compounding"
    • Nov. 7: Zachary O'Hagan and Stephanie Farmer
  • Stanford Linguistics Colloquium (F 3:30-5, Greenberg Room, Building 460, Stanford)
    • Oct. 31: Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (Ohio State), "Reducing sociolinguistic cognition to previously unsolved problems"

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