Spring Recess began last Saturday, March 14, and will end on Sunday, March 22. Happy Spring Break!
Job Talk: Salvador Mascarenhas
Salvador Mascarenhas (University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College) Illusory Inferences: Reasoning and Interpretation Monday, March 23 | 4pm-6pm | Fong Auditorium (Boylston 1st floor) Reception in the Department of Linguistics immediately following the talk.
Dorothy Ahn also presented her work "Additive focus particles too and either" at the Pre-DGfS Workshop which took place at ZAS Berlin, Germany, on March 3.
Job Talk: Heather Burnett
Heather Burnett (Université de Toulouse 2- Jean Jaurès) Vagueness and Scale Structure in Delineation Semantics March 13, 2015 | 4pm-6pm | Boylston 103 Reception in the Department of Linguistics immediately following the talk.
The Department is proud to announce that Chinese Syntax in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective, edited by Audrey Li, Andrew Simpson, and Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai, has been published in honor of Professor C.-T. James Huang. The collection is described as a "tribute to Professor Huang's lifelong work on the syntax of Chinese and his attempts to demonstrate how the comparative analysis of Chinese reveals important properties of Universal Grammar."
The Department would like to welcome Visiting Scholar Jin-e Li of Hubei University, China, who will be joining us this week.
Job Talk: Kathryn Davidson
Kathryn Davidson Quotation, Classifier Predicates, and a Formal Semantics for Event Demonstrations March 6, 2015 | 4pm-6pm | Boylston 103 Reception in the Department of Linguistics immediately following the talk.
Tania Rojas-Esponda Discourse particles and focus effects in a question-under-discussion framework Friday, February 27 | 4:00pm | Boylston 103 Reception in the Department of Linguistics immediately following the talk.
Ott to University of Ottawa
Congratulations to Dennis Ott (PhD 2011), who has accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in syntax at the University of Ottawa, starting in July. Congratulations and best of luck, Dennis!
Assistant Professor Isabelle Charnavel was invited to present her work titled Point of View on Condition A at the NYU Syntax Brown Bag on Friday, February 13.
Job Talk: Jeremy Kuhn
Jeremy Kuhn Meaning in Space: Singulars, Plurals, and Functions in American Sign Language Friday, February 20 | 4pm-6pm | Boylston 103 Reception in the Department of Linguistics immediately following the talk.
Due to snow storm, the University, including the FAS, has suspended all but core operations today, February 9. This is the second time Harvard has suspended operations due to inclement weather in two weeks. According to an article in the Harvard Crimson, "Harvard, however, has rarely closed for inclement weather events in the past. In 1977, former Dean of Students Archie C. Epps III joked that, “Harvard University will close only for an act of God, such as the end of the world.”
Happy snow day!
Photo by Isabelle Charnavel
Polinsky Lab Meeting
Paper Presentation(Presentation by Dora Milhoc) Bhatt, Rajesh, and Roumyana Pancheva. "Conditionals." The Blackwell companion to syntax (2006): 638-687. Wednesday, February 11 | 5:15pm | 2 Arrow Street (4th floor conference room)
Practice talks for BLS Lena Borise: Tagalog sluicing revisited Jenny Lee: Pluractionality and the stative/eventive contrast in Ranmo Wednesday, February 4 | 5:15pm | 2 Arrow Street (4th floor conference room)
GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop
Today is the first meeting of Spring 2015 classes. Study Card Day is Friday, January 30. For more information, please check the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar.
Polinsky Lab Meeting
Practice talks for BLS Zuzanna Fuchs: Toward a focus analysis of Almost Wackernagel clitics in Wakhi Tyler Lau:Reevaluating the diphthong mergers in Japono-Ryukyuan Wednesday, January 28 | 5:15pm | 2 Arrow Street (4th floor conference room)
The 89th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) took place in Portland, January 8-11, 2015. Prof. C.-T. James Huang was inducted as a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America on Friday, and the following talks featured Harvard student presenters: