Calques 3.11

October 31, 2015

Transitions | Conferences and workshops | Linguistic cinema | Talks and events | Deadlines

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


Congratulations to Jisup Hong (PhD 2012), who has taken a position as an Analytical Linguist at Google!

Conferences and workshops

The 8th California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics Workshop will take place at Stanford on Friday and Saturday, November 6-7. CUSP 8 features two Berkeley speakers:

Linguistic cinema

"Saved by Language" (dir. Susanna Zaraysky and Bryan Kirschen, 2014, 53 min.)

  • Tuesday, November 3, 7 pm, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
  • "... tells the story of Moris Albahari, a Sephardic Jew from Sarajevo (born 1930), who spoke Ladino (Judeo-Spanish), his mother tongue, to survive the Holocaust. Moris used Ladino to communicate with an Italian colonel who helped him escape to a partisan refuge after he ran away from a train taking Yugoslavian Jews to Nazi death camps. By speaking in Ladino to a Spanish-speaking US pilot in 1944, he was able to lead the pilot and other American and British soldiers, to a safe partisan airport."
  • Demo clip here

Talks and events