Two Berkeley faculty members have been elected to high offices in the Linguistic Society of America:
- Larry M. Hyman has elected Vice President and President-Elect of the LSA. He will be President in 2017 and will give the LSA Presidential Address at the January 2017 Annual Meeting in Austin. The Calques offices will be closed for the occasion while the editors make a nostalgic trip to Texas.
- Sharon Inkelas has been elected as an at-large member of the LSA Executive Committee, for a three-year term beginning in January 2016.
Congratulations, Larry and Sharon!
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- Friday, November 13
- 3–5: John Haviland (UCSD), "Tzotzil Interpreting and the American (In)justice System: Orders of Engagement of an Emigrant Mayan Language" (Linguistic Anthropology Working Group, Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall)
- 3–5: Jason Merchant (Chicago), "Roots, selection, and locality" (Syntax and Semantics Circle, 1303 Dwinelle)
- Monday, November 16
- Tuesday, November 17
- 9:30–11: Zachary O'Hagan (Berkeley), "Taushiro and the Status of Language Isolates in Northwest Amazonia" (Fieldwork Forum, 1303 Dwinelle)
- 3:30–5: Tammy Stark (Berkeley), "Suffixal person marking in Caribbean Northern Arawak: reanalysis, grammaticalization, and neutralization" (Historical Linguistics Forum, a.k.a. *dhworom, 1229 Dwinelle)
- Thursday, November 19
- Friday, November 20
- 3–5: Return of the Round Robin (Syntax and Semantics Circle, 1303 Dwinelle)
- 3–5: Claire Kramsch (Berkeley) and Anne Whiteside (City College of San Francisco), "What is symbolic competence and what should we do with it?" (Berkeley Language Center Lecture Series, B-4 Dwinelle)
- Events at other universities
- Stanford, Friday, Nov. 13: Barry Schein (USC), "Noughty Bits: The Subatomic Scope of Negation" (Stanford Linguistics Colloquium, 3:30 pm)
- Merced, Monday, Nov. 16: Rob Podesva (Stanford), "The Role of the Body in Structuring Sociophonetic Variation" (UC Merced CogSci Colloquium, 3 pm)
- Santa Cruz, Friday, Nov. 20: Elliot Moreton (North Carolina), TBA (UC Santa Cruz Linguistics Colloquium, 2 pm)