Please send contributions (information and news of departmental interest) to Andrew Garrett.
Two Berkeley faculty members are being nominated for lofty positions in the Linguistic Society of America (the main professional organization for US linguists):
- Larry Hyman is nominated as Vice President and President Elect. (Only one candidate is nominated through the regular process, not unlike North Korean parliamentary elections.) If elected, he will be LSA President in 2017.
- Sharon Inkelas will be on a slate of 4 candidates for 2 positions on the LSA Executive Committee. The EC is the LSA's governing board.
Congratulations to Larry and Sharon! (To everybody else: vote early and often.)
- Friday, May 8
- 10:30–12: Aymarafest (Ling 240AB posters, 1229 Dwinelle)
- Kenneth Baclawski, "Focus and Contrastiveness in Aymara"
- Spencer Lamoreaux, "Evidentiality in Aymara"
- Herman Leung, "Nominalizers -iri and -ña in Aymara"
- Zachary O'Hagan, "Two Aymara Modals"
- Nicholas Rolle, "Clause Level Concord of Interrogative Morphology in Aymara"
- Kamala Russell, "Deixis and Directionality: The Case of Aymara -ni"
- Hannah Sande, "Reflexives and Binding in Aymara"
- Amalia Skilton, "Uvular-triggered harmony in Aymara as Agreement by Correspondence"
- 3:30–5: Ryan Bochnak (UC Berkeley), "Optional tense? Evidence from Washo" (Syntax & Semantics Circle, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Monday, May 11
- 1–2:30: Yang Xu (UC Berkeley), "Conceptual Integration and Multi-Modal Discourse Comprehension" (CogNetwork, B-4 Dwinelle)
- Tuesday, May 12
- 1–2:30: Yaron McNabb (Utrecht), "Cross-categorial intensification: semblance or identity?" (Syntax & Semantics Circle, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Thursday, May 14
- 2–3:30: Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), "Field work on Daakie (Ambrym, Vanuatu), with special reference on sounds, nouns, and mood" (Fieldwork Forum, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Friday, May 15
- 11–12: Andrew Garrett (UC Berkeley), "Ancestry relationships in linguistic phylogenetics" (Historical linguistics forum = *dhworom, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Saturday, May 16: Graduation!
Four talks at this year's UC Santa Barbara Workshop on American Indian Languages, May 8-9, are by Berkeley authors:
- Noé Gasparini, Swintha Danielsen, Natalia Poloydouri-Chousou, Zachary O'Hagan, Keith Bartolomei, and Lev Michael, "Southern Tupi-Guarani languages: Combining classification with areal linguistics"
- Andrew Garrett and Line Mikkelsen, "Backgrounding, definiteness, and subordination in Karuk "
- Clare Sandy and Ebony Milbury, "The acoustic correlates of stress in Karuk"
- Martine Bruil, "Reconstructing the Ecuadorian Siona tense system: The verb classes as evidence for an older system"
Safe travels to us all!
- CoLang 2016: Institute on Collaborative Language Research (University of Alaska, Fairbanks, June and July 2016)
- deadline for workshop proposals in language documentation, maintenance and revitalization June 1
- LSA 2016: Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (Washington, DC, January 7-10)
- abstract deadline July 31