The Department of Linguistics Fall Reception will take place in Boylston Hall at 5:15pm this Thursday, September 18. All undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and visitors are invited. Please join us in welcoming everyone to Linguistics!
Polinsky Lab Meeting
Masha Polinsky (Harvard University) Experimental approaches to ergativity Wednesday, September 17 | 5:15pm | 2 Arrow Street (4th floor conference room)
Study Card Day is tomorrow (Tuesday, September 9). Completed study cards for all students are due between 9 am and 5 pm.
Here is a list of seminars being taught this semester:
Silent but Meaningful: On Ellipsis Ling 204r Topics in Syntax | Liu | Th 1-3
Focus: Uniformity or Diversity? Ling 205r The Syntax-Semantics Interface | Charnavel | F 1-3
Comparative and Historical Morphology of the Greek and Latin Verb Ling 221r Workshop in Indo-European | Jasanoff | Th 3-5
The Department of Linguistics Fall Reception will take place in Boylston Hall at 5:15pm on Thursday, September 18. All undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and visitors are invited. Please join us in welcoming everyone to Linguistics!
Polinsky Lab Meeting
Wednesday, September 10 | 5:15pm | 2 Arrow Street (4th floor)
The first Polinsky Lab meeting of the semester will be this Wednesday. The meeting's agenda includes introductions and mapping out the schedule for the semester.
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Students at the G1 Welcome Picnic Photo by Edwin Tsai
Huang named LSA Fellow
The Harvard Department of Linguistics would like to welcome Prof. C.-T. James Huang back from his sabbatical as we begin the fall 2014 term.
Four doctoral students and twelve undergraduates received degrees from the Department of Linguistics this year. The Department would like to congratulate them on their accomplishments and their plans for the future.
Left to right: Louis Liu, Lauren Eby Clemens, Andreea Nicolae, Gregory Scontras, Laura Grestenberger.
Farewell to Departing Visitors
The Department of Linguistics has been fortunate to have the following scholars with us for the 2013-2014 academic year:
Professor Andres Enrique-Aries (Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)
Professor Takeo Kurafuji (Ritzumeikan University, Japan)
Professor Ping Liu (South-Central University for Nationalities, China)
Professor Thi Thuy Hong Pham (Vietnam National University)
Professor Kazue Takeda (Bunkyo University)
Manuel Kriz (University of Vienna)
Giuseppe Ricciardi (IUSS Center for Ne.T.S., Pavia, Italy)
Shalom Kim of (Northeastern University)
Farewell to all of you, and we wish you the best!
Nicolae to ZAS, Germany
College Fellow Andreea Nicolae (PhD 2013) has joined the Center of General Linguistics in Berlin (ZAS) as a post-doctoral fellow, and she will be working with Uli Sauerland on an XPrag.de (experimental pragmatics) project entitled "The Strength of Scalar Inferences".
Charnavel Receives NSF Grant
Assistant Professor Isabelle Charnavel has received a three-year NSF grant for her research project titled "Collaborative Research: Typology and Theory of Anaphora". Congratulations, Isabelle!
The Spring 2014 semester officially ends with the last day of Spring Examination Period on Saturday, May 17. Commencement for 2014 will be on Thursday, May 29. As of June 2, the Department of Linguistics operate on summer hours.
Dorothy Ahn: 'Additive either as a disjunctive NPI counterpart of too'
Laurence B-Violette: 'Object-subject obviation: evidence from French'
Lena Borise: 'The Syntax of Answers to Negative Polarity Questions in English and Russian'
Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium
The 11th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium at Harvard that took place this past weekend was a great success. Twenty-one undergraduates representing 13 different schools presented the results of their hard work and shared novel ideas or approaches to a broad range of issues in linguistics. The organizers of the event would especially like to thank Helen Lewis for all her help with organizing the event; Edwin Tsai for his constant reminders and advice; Professor Masha Polinsky for speaking at the opening ceremony; Professor Jacobsen for a great keynote talk; and to the linguistics department as a whole for the support, both in terms of funding and encouragement.
Left to right: Kenneth Mai, Carl Rogers, Priyanka Sen (Organizers)
Barbara Partee (UMass-Amherst) Monday, April 28, 2014 | 4:00pm to 6:00pm | Sever Hall 113
This year's Annual Joshua and Verona Whatmough will feature Barbara Partee, Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy at UMass-Amherst. She is one of the founders of contemporary formal semantics.