Please send contributions (information and news of departmental interest) to Andrew Garrett.
Congratulations to the 18 current (*and very recent) Berkeley linguists whose 15 presentations have been accepted for the 2015 LSA Annual Meeting in Portland, and to their family-member coauthors:
- Nico Baier, "Adjective Agreement in Noon: Evidence for a Split Theory of Noun-Modifier Concord"
- Ryan Bochnak and Eva Csipak, "The semantics of supposed to as a reportative evidential"
- Chundra Cathcart, "The relationship between areality and frequency of usage: drift vs. diffusion"
- I-Hsuan Chen, "Word Order Constrains the Diachronic Development of Mandarin 'One'-phrases as NPIs"
- Clara Cohen*, "A cascading activation model for phonetic enhancement of paradigmatically probable morphemes"
- Jevon Heath, "Convergence through divergence: compensatory changes in phonetic accommodation"
- Sharon Inkelas and Jem Orgun, "Informativity and affix ordering: a pilot study of Turkish"
- Peter Jenks, "Determiners, Bare Nouns, and Donkey Sentences in Numeral Classifier Languages"
- Jack Merrill, "Nasalization as a Repair for Voiced Obstruent Codas in Noon"
- Lev Michael, "A topological semantics for Matsigenka directionals"
- Lev Michael, Natalia Chousou-Polydouri, Zachary O'Hagan, Erin Donnelly, and Keith Bartolomei, "A Bayesian phylogenetic internal classification of the Tupí-Guaraní family"
- Hannah Sande, "Phonological features of roots in syntax: Evidence from Guébie"
- Clare Sandy, "Stem-level vs. word-level accentual defaults in Karuk: evidence for stratal phonology"
- Amalia Skilton, "The pragmatics of reversed-polarity questions in Maihiki (Western Tukanoan)"
- Tammy Stark, "The emergence of auxiliaries in Northern Arawak"
- M Sept. 22: "Lexical splits" (3–4:30, 370 Dwinelle)
- Tu Sept. 23: "Hybrids" (2:30–4:00, 1229 Dwinelle)
- W Sept. 24: "Gender" (2:30–4:00, 1229 Dwinelle)
CogNetwork (W 1–2:30, 1229 Dwinelle)
- Sept. 24: Alex Paxton (UC Merced Cognitive and Information Sciences)
Fieldwork Forum (Fforum, W 11–12, 1303 Dwinelle)
Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS seminar, F 11–12:30, 5101 Tolman)
- Sept. 19: Gary Marcus (NYU), "Computational diversity and the mesoscale organization of the cortex"
Phonetics and Phonology Forum (Phorum, M 12–1, 223 Dwinelle)
Sociophonetic Reading Exchange and Discussion (SPREAD, F 1-2, 1303 Dwinelle)
Syntax & Semantics Circle (F 3–4:30, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Sept. 19: Anneliise Rehn (Berkeley), "Because Meaning: Language Change through Iconicity in Internet Speak"
- Sept. 26: Boris Harizanov (Stanford)
- CUSP 7: California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics (UCLA, Nov. 7-8)
- abstract deadline Sept. 22
- WSCLA 20: Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas (Univ. of Arizona, Jan. 23-25)
- abstract deadline Oct. 10
- WCCFL 33: West Coast Conference on Formal Linguisics (Simon Fraser Univ., March 27-29)
- abstract deadline Oct. 21
- CSANA 2015: Celtic Studies Association of North America, meeting with the 37th California Celtic Conference (Berkeley, March 5-8)
- abstract deadline Nov. 20 (submit abstracts by email to Eve Sweetser)
- ACLS Fellowship: Sept. 24
- Stanford Humanities Center Fellowship: Oct. 1
- NIH Research Project Grant: Oct. 5
- NSF-NEH Documenting Endangered Languages: Oct. 6
- Townsend Center Faculty Fellowships: Nov. 14