Calques 4.18

February 3, 2017

Calques 4.18 (February 3, 2017)

Newsletter, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

BLS Awesomeness | New Undergraduate Scholarship | Talks and Events

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

BLS Awesomeness

The 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society begins at 1 pm today! The roster of invited speakers includes the following awesome linguists:

  • Norma Mendoza-Denton (UCLA), "The Interpretation of Non-Native Speakers in U.S. Police Encounters"
  • Omer Preminger (Maryland), "Privativity in Syntax"
  • Keren Rice (Toronto), "Are there substantive featural universals in phonology?"
  • Natalie Schilling (Georgetown), "Reading between the (dialect) lines: What small communities have to tell us about inter-regional, intra-community, and intra-individual dialect variation and change"
  • Sarah Thomason (Michigan), "What Else Happens to Languages in Contact?"

with paper sessions on computational linguistics and psycholinguistics, language contact, languages of the Americas, morphology, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics, prosody, semantics, and syntax. The full schedule is here.

New Undergraduate Scholarship

The Department of Linguistics is excited to offer a new scholarship, the Sawyer Scholarship for Applied Linguistics, to be awarded for the first time for the summer of 2017. The Sawyer Scholarship is awarded to a UC Berkeley undergraduate student to pursue a summer project or activity within any area of applied linguistics. This could be a research project, an internship, engagement with language teaching or learning, development of language teaching or learning materials, shadowing of a professional in the applicant’s intended career path, or some other applied linguistics project. We anticipate the scholarship amount to be $2500–$4000.

For details and information about applying, see this web page.

Talks and Events