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The last day of Spring classes is Wednesday, April 29. The semester ends with exciting events at the Department this week:
Linguistics Department Spring Reception Wednesday, April 29 | 5:15pm to 7:15pm | 3rd floor Boylston All undergradates, graduates, faculty, and visitors are invited!
Department of Linguistics Visitas Open House Monday, April 27 | 10:00am-11:30am | Boylston 303 The Department of Linguistics is inviting current and incoming freshmen to our Open House. Join us for breakfast to learn more about linguistics via language games, five-minute lectures, and other entertainments.
Senior Thesis Colloquium Thursday, April 30 | 3:00pm-5:00pm | Boylston 105 See program for more information.
12th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium at Harvard
The 12th Annual Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium at Harvard took place this past weekend in the Science Center. Some of our own concentrators presented as well as undergraduates from elsewhere in the U.S., Canada, and even Germany. The program can be found here.
Clemens, Coon, Mateo Pedro, Morgan, Polinsky, and Tandet appear in NLLT
ECO-5 that took place at the Harvard Linguistics Department last Saturday, April 11 was a huge success, thanks to the organizers Laurence B-Violette, Lena Borise, and Yujing Huang. This year's workshop featured thirteen presentations from the five participating schools, including the following presentations representing Harvard:
Wednesday, April 8 | 6:30 -8:30pm | Queen’s Head Pub (underneath Annenberg)
Harvard Linguistic Department is hosting its first ever undergraduate Polyglot Hour! Polyglot Hour will be time for anyone to come and meet other people who speak the language(s) they do in a casual setting. Please check the Facebook event page for more information.
Harvard will host this year's ECO-5, a graduate student conference bringing together presenters from Harvard, MIT, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Maryland. The program can be found here.
Harvard at Indogermanistisches Forschungskolloquium
Julia Sturm presented her work titled "Preverb + Verb Compounds in the Rg Veda: A Construction-Based Approach" at Erstes Indogermanistisches Forschungskolloquium (First Indo-European Research Colloquium), which took place at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, March 26-27.
Beguš's paper appears in Zeitschrift für Slawistik
Date: Monday, March 30 Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Location: Annenberg Hall
Professor Polinsky and a few students will be there to tell you more about linguistics. Drop by the Linguistics table to learn more! Our Head Tutor, Professor Polinsky, and the Assistant Head Tutor will be holding office hours during the Advising Fortnight in case you have additional questions.
Office Hours: Head Tutor and Director of Undergraduate Study: Dates: Thursdays, April 2 & Tuesday, April 7 Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. Location: Boylston Hall 314
Assistant Head Tutor: Dates: Wednesdays, April 1 & April 8 Time:4:00-5:00 p.m. Location: Lounge in the Department of Linguistics, Boylston Hall third floor
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.