Calques 2.17

January 16, 2015

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Welcome back for the spring semester! Please send contributions (information and news of departmental interest) to Andrew Garrett.


Congratulations to two colleagues:

  • Debbie Anderson has received a two-year NEH Preservation and Access grant for her Universal Scripts Project, as well as a Google Research Award to support work on writing systems and Unicode.
  • Chundra Cathcart will be taking up a postdoctoral fellowship on Tocharian lexicography in the Linguistics and Phonetics program at Lund University. This is doubly awesome because, as everybody knows, Tocharian is the most awesome branch of Indo-European!


This is to introduce two new colleagues:

  • Noé Gasparini, a PhD student from the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and an advisee of Françoise Rose, is visiting Berkeley during Spring 2015. Noé is writing his dissertation on the grammar of Sirionó, a Tupí-Guaraní language of Bolivia, and will be working here with Prof. Lev Michael and the Berkeley Tupí-Guaraní group on a comparative Tupí-Guaraní morphosyntax project.
  • Anshuman Pandey comes to Berkeley from the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral researcher working with Debbie Anderson on writing systems and Unicode.

Welcome to Berkeley!

Classes: Spring upper-division electives

Some classes in Linguistics

  • Lx C105: The Mind and Language (Lakoff). TuTh 11-12:30.
  • Lx 113: Experimental Phonetics (Lin). MWF 9-10.
  • Lx C142: Language and Thought (Regier). W 2-4, F 2-3.
  • Lx C146: Language Acquisition (Srinavasan). MW 11-12.
  • Lx 155AC: Language in the United States: A Capsule History (Rhodes). TuTh 9:30-11.
  • Lx C160: Quantitative Methods in Linguistics (Gahl). TuTh 9:30-11.
  • Lx 170: Washo (Bochnak). MWF 10-11.

Some linguistics and related classes elsewhere

  • Anthropology 169C: Research Theory and Methods in Linguistic Anthropology (Hanks). TuTh 12:30-2.
  • Celtic Studies 161: Celtic Linguistics (Holland, Sweetser). TuTh 11-12:30.
  • English 179: Literature and Linguistics (Hanson). TuTh 11-12:30.
  • Japanese 161: Introduction to Japanese Linguistics (Hasegawa). MWF 1-2.
  • Native American Studies 190: Indigenous Textualities (Piatote). TTh 9:30-11.
  • Spanish 100: Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (McFarland). MWF 11-12.

Note: These may have prerequisites outside the Linguistics Department, and may not count as Linguistics Department electives!


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