Calques 2.30

April 17, 2015

Bling | Cal Day | Talks

Please send contributions (information and news of departmental interest) to Andrew Garrett.


Two hundred and twenty-two Department of Linguistics PhD dissertations are now visible (downloadable, prominent in online searches, many of them searchable) through the California Digital Library's eScholarship website (bling):

bling will also carry complete runs of BLS, the Phonology Lab Working Papers series, the Survey Reports series, and other departmental publications in coming weeks. Thanks to Zach O'Hagan and Ronald Sprouse for the hard work of setting this up.

Cal Day

Tomorrow is Cal Day! For contributing to the Linguistics presence over the weekend, many thanks to the following generous department members:

  • Undergraduate students and alumni Ben Breen, Corrina Fuller, Jin Han, Juwon Kim, Adrienne Mamin, Vik Nienu, Jeff Spingeld, and Whitney White
  • Graduate students Kenny Baclawski, Sarah Bakst, Andrew Cheng, Jevon Heath, Erik Maier, and Amalia Skilton
  • Gary Holland, Larry Hyman, and Line Mikkelsen
  • and most especially Martine Alexander, Paula Floro, and Ronald Sprouse!

One day. A million stories.


  • Colloquium (M 3-4:30, 370 Dwinelle)
    • April 20: George Lakoff (UC Berkeley), "Why Linguistics Is Needed for Neurocognition, and Conversely"
  • CogNetwork (M 1–2:30, B-4 Dwinelle)
    • April 20: Marcin Grygiel (Rzeszów), "Grammar as an exaptation of spatial cognition: Affirmation in Slavic and English"
  • Group in American Indian Languages (GAIL, W 6-9 pm)
    • April 22: Vince Medina, "Community revitalization of the Chochenyo language"
  • Fieldwork Forum (Fforum, Th 2–3:30, 1303 Dwinelle)
    • April 23: Christine Beier (Cabeceras Project), "Text translation in the context of endangered language documentation: The case of Iquito"
  • Meaning Sciences Club (F 4–5:30, 234 Moses Hall)
  • Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum, M 12–1, 1303 Dwinelle)
  • Sociophonetic Reading Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD, F 1-2, 1303 Dwinelle)
  • Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3:30–5, 1303 Dwinelle)
    • April 17: Erik Zyman (UC Santa Cruz), "Quantifier Float and the Driving Force for Movement: Evidence from Janitzio P'urhepecha"
  • Symposium on Amazonian Linguistics (Friday April 24, 1229 Dwinelle)
    • 9:00-9:30: Lev Michael (UC Berkeley), "Reconstruction and historical development of the Proto-Arawakan Privative *ma-"
    • 9:30-10:00: Christine Beier (Cabeceras Project), "Narrative structuring elements in Iquito/Ikíitu oral texts"
    • 10:00-10:30: Noé Gasparini (Lyon), "I wish, I will, I want: directives in Sirionó (Tupí-Guaraní)"
    • 10:45-11:15: Zachary O'Hagan (UC Berkeley), "Caquinte pronouns: Reference and information structure"
    • 11:15-11:45: Alison Zerbe (UC Berkeley), "Iquito adpositions of space"
    • 11:45-12:15: Stephanie Farmer & Martine Bruil (UC Berkeley), "Gender and noun classifiers in two Western Tukanoan languages"
    • 1:45-2:15: Amalia Skilton (UC Berkeley), "Three speakers, four dialects: Documenting variation in an endangered Amazonian language"
    • 2:5-2:45: Elissandra Barros (Universidade Federal do Río de Janeiro), "Descrição e hipóteses para o apagamento do /g/ em Palikúr"
    • 3:00-3:30: Tammy Stark (UC Berkeley), "Northern Caribbean Arawak subgrouping"
    • 3:30-4:00: Martine Bruil (UC Berkeley), "Differential case marking in Ecuadorian Siona"