Next week is spring break! Even so, please send contributions (information and news of departmental interest) to Andrew Garrett, toiling from afar on your behalf.
Berkeley linguists are the best teachers:
- Congratulations to Jessica Cleary-Kemp and Tammy Stark, who will receive Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards for 2014-2015! A ceremony honoring Jess, Tammy, and other OGSI recipients will be held on May 5.
- Congratulations to Lev Michael, who will receive the campus Distinguished Teaching Award for 2015! A ceremony honoring Lev and other DTA recipients will be held on April 21, at 5pm, in the Zellerbach Playhouse.
Jess, Lev, and Tammy are awesome (and part of a team!).
This weekend (Saturday-Sunday, March 21-22) there will be a workshop on Western Tukanoan languages in 1303 Dwinelle:
- Saturday (March 21)
- 9-10:30: Martine Bruil (UC Berkeley), "Ecuadorian Siona portmanteau verb morphology from a synchronic and diachronic perspective"
- 11-12:30: Stephanie Farmer (UC Berkeley), "Noun classification in Máíhɨ́ki"
- 2-3:30: Rosa Vallejos (University of New Mexico), "On the fuzzy boundaries between complex predicates and multiclause constructions: the case of Secoya"
- 4-5:30: Amalia Skilton (UC Berkeley), "The pragmatics of reversed polarity questions in Máíhɨ́ki"
- Sunday (March 22)
- 9-10:30: Lev Michael (UC Berkeley), "Nasal harmony in Máíhɨ́ki and beyond"
- 11-12:30: Anne Schwarz (Universidad IKIAM), "Reported speech in Secoya: constructions and functions"
Please let Lev Michael know if you plan to attend.
- Historical linguistics forum (*dhworom, F 11–12, 1303 Dwinelle)
- March 20: Jack Merrill (UC Berkeley), "Proto-Cangin Phonological Reconstruction"
- Sociophonetic Reading Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD, F 1-2, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3:30–5, 1303 Dwinelle)
- March 20: Maria Khachaturyan (UC Berkeley), "Reflexives in Mano: less about syntax, more about pragmatics"
- Symposium: "Neural bases of speech production" (March 27, UC San Francisco)