January 23, 2015
Please send contributions (information and news of departmental interest) to Andrew Garrett.
This weekend and next week, Berkeley linguists are giving four talks at two conferences:
- WSCLA 20, the 20th annual Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (University of Arizona)
- Nik Rolle and Marine Vuillermet, "Morphologically assigned verbal accent in Ese'eja"
- Katie Sardinha, "Kwak'wala -mas and event causation"
- Workshop on "Gender and classifiers: areal and genealogical perspectives", Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
- Stephanie Farmer and Martine Bruil, "Gender and noun classifiers in two Western Tanoan Languages"
- Zachary O'Hagan and Lev Michael, "On exuberant noun categorization in Matsigenka (Arawak): Gender, animacy, and a multiple classifier system"
Bon voyage (or more precisely, safe return)!
- Colloquium (irregular schedule: Th 5-6:30, B-4 Dwinelle)
- Jan. 29: Guillaume Thomas (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro), "Tense as a nominal category: evidence from Mbyá"
- CogNetwork (M 1–2:30, B-4 Dwinelle)
- Jan. 26: Jerry Feldman (UC Berkeley), "Affordances, Actionability and Simulation"
- Fieldwork Forum (Fforum, Th 2–3:30, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Jan. 29: Herman Leung (Berkeley), "Wiyot Language Database: Building an online searchable corpus from scratch"
- Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum, M 12–1, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Jan. 26: Roslyn Burns (Berkeley), "Umlaut or Unlaut: Vowel Alternations in Plautdietsch"
- Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3:30–5, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Workshop: "Speech Acts and Propositions" (Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 am – 7 pm, 234 Moses): talks by Pranav Anand, Cleo Condoravdi, John Searle, and Friederike Moltmann
- Stanford Linguistics Colloquium (F 3:30-5, Greenberg Room, Building 460, Stanford)
- Jan. 23: Paula Merlo (Geneva), "Linguistic issues in Multi-lingual Natural Language Processing"