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Spell-Out Blog

Week of September 26, 2016

Senior Faculty Syntax Opening

The Department of Linguistics at Harvard University seeks to make a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in the area of syntax. Details may be found here. Please contact Cheryl Murphy for more details.

Ahn and Fuchs Win Teaching Award

The Department of Linguistics is happy to announce that two of our graduate students have received Bok Center teaching with distinction awards for the spring 2016 term. 

Congratulations to Dorothy Ahn who received the award for Linguistics 106.  

Congratulations to Zuzanna Fuchs who received two awards, one for teaching EMR 11, one of our general education requirements and one for teaching Linguistics 83.

Well done Dorothy & Zuzanna!

Harvard at IG Fachtagung 15

The following talks featured Harvard presenters at the 15th Fachtagung der Indogermanischen Gesellschaft that took place at the University of Vienna, September 13 - 16.

  • Marek Majer - "The 'Caland roots' of Balto-Slavic"
  • Julia Sturm - "πίμπλημι and πίμπρημι: An Instance of Aggressive Reduplication in Greek"
  • Hannes Fellner (PhD 2013) - "Unfreie Radikale: Wurzelkomposita im Griechischen"
  • Laura Grestenberger (PhD 2014) - "Vollstufige media tantum Wurzelaoriste im Griechischen"
  • Professor Jay Jasanoff - "The aspectual profile of PIE *gwhen- ‘strike, slay’"

Harvard at SCCC

The following posters featured Harvard presenters at the South Caucasian Chalk Circle (SCCC) that took place at the University of Chicago Center in Paris, September 22 - 24.

 GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop

Lukas Kahl (Harvard University)
The Insular Celtic Equative(s)
Friday, September 30 | 5pm | Boylston 105

 LingedIn

Dora Mihoc
More evidence of heterogeneity in the class of (comparative and superlative) numeral modifiers
Friday, September 30 | 12pm | Location: Boylston 303

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Upcoming Events

2016 Sep 30

LingedIn

12:00pm to 1:00pm

2016 Oct 14

LingedIn

12:00pm to 1:00pm

2016 Oct 28

LingedIn

12:00pm to 1:00pm

2016 Nov 04

LingedIn

12:00pm to 1:00pm

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