Linguistics Department colloquium - Monday Dec 3 - Dwinelle 370 - 3-5pm Carlos Gussenhoven (Radboud University Nijmegen): Between phonetics and phonology: Of the beast and the untamed savage
Fieldwork Forum - Thursday Dec 6 - Dwinelle 1229 - 4-5:30PM Quirina Geary (UC Davis): TBA
Syntax and Semantics Circle - Friday Dec 7 - Dwinelle 1303 - 3-5pm Noga Zaslavsky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Karee Garvin (UC Berkeley), Charles Kemp (University of Melbourne), Naftali Tishby (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), & Terry Regier (UC Berkeley): Color-naming evolution and efficiency: The case of Nafaanra
This year's International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) takes place this weekend in Mānoa, Hawaiʻi, and features numerous presentations by Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and alumni:
This coming week Lev Michael will be in Florianópolis, Brazil, where he will be giving a plenary talk entitledCaptive-taking and language contact in Amazonia at the 10th meeting of Associação Brasileira de Estudos Crioulos e Similares. Before the December 5 talk, he'll be giving a mini-course (Dec 3-4) at the same conference, entitled ''El contacto lingüístico en la Amazonía: Áreas, procesos y metodologías" (Language contact in Amazonia: Areas, processes, and methodologies).
In previous travel, talk and class news, on November 8 Lev gave a 'conferencia magistral' at the Centro de Estudios Antropológicos of UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) entitled La gramaticalización impulsada por la cultura: el caso de las evidenciales reportativas en el idioma nanti (Culture-driven grammaticalization: The case of Nanti reportative evidentials), and on November 9 he gave a class for faculty members at UNAM and other affiliated universities entitled "Temas y metodologías en la lingüística antropológica" (Topics and methodologies in Anthropological Linguistics).
Continuing the African languages theme, Larry also has three new papers in the newly published book East Benue-Congo: Nouns, pronouns, and verbs. The book is open access and can be downloaded in its entirety here. Larry's three chapters are entitled:
“Bantoid verb extensions”. In John Watters (ed.), Eastern Benue-Congo: Nouns, pronouns, and verbs, 175-199. Berlin: Language Science Press.
“Third person pronouns in Grassfields Bantu”. In John Watters (ed.), Eastern Benue-Congo: Nouns, pronouns and verbs, 201-223. Berlin: Language Science Press.
“More reflections on the nasal classes in Bantu”. In John Watters (ed.), Eastern Benue-Congo: Nouns, pronouns and verbs, 225-238. Berlin: Language Science Press.
In and around the linguistics department in the next week:
Syntax and Semantics Circle - Friday Nov 9 - Dwinelle 1303 - 3-4:30pm Tom Roberts (UC Santa Cruz): I can't believe what's not butter: Deriving distributed factivity
Fieldwork Forum - Tuesday Nov 13 - Dwinelle 1229 - 4-5:30PM [note special time and place!] Haley De Korne (University of Oslo): Language reclamation as a socio-political practice: Strategies of engagement in multilingual environments