Calques 4.22

March 6, 2017

Calques 4.22 (March 6, 2017)

Newsletter, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley

Awesomeness | Festivals | Talks and Events

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


Berkeley Linguistics undergraduate Akshay Aitha is one of only a few students accepted as a participant in Yale University's Grammar Boot Camp 2017 (June 28 to July 26), an immersive grammar-writing research workshop focused this year on Nyungar. The Yale Grammar Boot Camps are funded by the National Science Foundation "Research Experiences for Undergraduates" program. Congratulations, Akshay!


Today, Monday, March 6, beginning at 3 pm, in 370 Dwinelle, on the occasion of the Linguistics Open House, is our annual presentation of some current dissertation research:

  • Katie Sardinha, "Object case marking in Kwak'wala"
  • Nicholas Baier, "A Brief Look at Anti-Agreement"
  • Erin Donnelly, "Northern Zapotec Dialectology"
  • Matt Faytak, "Partially overlapping vowel spaces in L1 English and L2 French"
  • Jonathan Manker, "Phonetic attention and predictability: How context shapes exemplars and guides sound change"

All are welcome!

Talks and Events

  • Monday, March 6
    • 12–1: Nicholas Rolle (Berkeley), "Suprasegmental output-output faithfulness in the Ese'eja accent system" (Phonetics and Phonology Forum, 1303 Dwinelle)
    • 3–4:30: Open House dissertation research presentations (see above)
  • Wednesday, March 8
    • 2–3:30: Bernat Bardagil-Mas (Berkeley & Groningen), "How to manage blind spot dangers in language description" (Fieldwork Forum, 1229 Dwinelle)
    • 5–6: SLUgS meeting with guest speaker Julia Nee (Berkeley), "Orthographic Standardization and Revitalization in Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec" (Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students, 1229 Dwinelle)
  • Thursday, March 9
    • 12:30–2: Luc Baronian (Stanford & Université du Québec à Chicoutimi), "Armenian dialects: reclassification and reanalysis" (*dhworom, 1229 Dwinelle)
  • Friday, March 10