October 2016

Week of October 31, 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.

 GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop

Benjamin W. Fortson IV (Michigan University)
"An Image of the Evening Star in Darkness" (on Latin nouns with nominative singular in -gō and genitive singular in -ginis)
Friday, November 4 | 3:30pm | Boylston 105

 LingedIn

Lena Borise
Word order and prosody: What can we learn from Georgian focus?
Friday, November 4 | 12pm | Boylston 303 

Beatbox Phonetics

Harry Yeff, an award-winning beatboxer who spoke recently in Lecturer Aleksei Nazarov's "Sounds of Language" (Linguistics 105) course, discusses the value linguistic phonetics has for the art of beatboxing in the Harvard Gazette.

Charnavel at Stony Brook

Assistant Professor Isabelle Charnavel gave two invited talks at Stony Brook University on October 25th and 26th. The first, "Causes for Judges", was given as part of the Frontiers talk series. The second, "Dance your Mind: steps toward a generative theory of dance cognition", was given as part of Stony Brook University's Language, Music and Emotion Research Group's Distinguished Lecture Series.

Week of October 24, 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.

 Language Universals Workshop 

Byron Ahn (Princeton)
Deep Universals in Reflexive Syntax
Friday, October 28 | 3:30pm | Boylston 105

 LingedIn

Giuseppe Ricciardi
The non-temporal use of the Italian future morphology
Friday, October 28 | 12pm | Boylston 303

Harvard at AMP

The following talks and posters featured Harvard presenters at the 2016 Annual Meeting of Phonology that took place at USC in Los Angeles, October 21 - 23.

  • Gašper Beguš - "Inherently weighted constraints" (poster)
  • Associate Professor Kevin Ryan - "Stress-modulated quantitative meter" (talk) and "Grammatical factors in Tommo So tone-tune mapping" (talk with Laura McPherson)
  • Lecturer Aleksei Nazarov - "Learning parametric stress without domain-specific mechanisms" (talk with Gaja Jarosz)

Harvard at JK24

Dorothy Ahn presented her poster titled "Demonstratives: Anaphoric or Deictic? Evidence from Japanese and Korean" at The 24th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK24), which took place at National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, in Tokyo, Japan, October 14-16.

Davidson Presents at Toronto

Assistant Professor Kathryn Davidson gave an invited talk titled "Quotation, Classifier Predicates, and a Formal Semantics for Event Demonstrations" at the University of Toronto on October 21.

Week of October 17, 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.

 Linguistics Circle Workshop 

Anna Szabolcsi (NYU)
Hybrid Negative Concord, and Quantifier-Internal vs. Clausal Particles
Friday, October 21 | 3:30pm | Boylston 105

Harvard at NELS47

The following talks and posters featured Harvard presenters at the 47th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) that took place at UMass Amherst, October 14 - 16.

  • Isabelle Charnavel - "Icelandic sig: a standard anaphor, after all" (talk with Dominique Sportiche) and "Perspective on Causal Clauses" (poster)
  • Yimei Xiang - "Mentions-some readings of plural-marked questions: Experimental evidence" (talk with Alexandre Cremers)
  • Laura Grestenberger (PhD 2014) - "'Strict' adjacency and voice allomorphy in Classical Greek passives" (poster)
  • Peter Jenks (PhD 2011) - "Case and caselessness in Moro" (poster with Hannah Sande)

Week of October 9, 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.

Linguistics – Departmental Teaching Award

Laurence B-Violette has just been awarded the Department of Linguistics Distinguished Teaching Award in Linguistics for the tutorial she taught in the 2015-16 academic year.  The tutorial was titled: "Going Romance:  The Syntax of Western Romance". Congratulations Laurence! 

GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop

Marek Majer (Harvard University)
The Caland System in Balto-Slavic
Friday, October 14 | 5pm | Boylston 105

 LingedIn

Pooja Paul
Scalar only and even as two sides of the same coin
Friday, October 14 | 12pm | Boylston 303

Fall Open House - Oct. 11

The Linguistics Department will be hosting its Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 11. Please come by to ask any questions you might have about linguistics!

Open House

Week of October 3, 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.

 Linguistics Circle Workshop 

Peter Lasersohn (UIUC)
Common Nouns as Variables: Evidence from Conservativity and the Temperature Paradox
Friday, October 7 | 3:30pm | Boylston 105

Fall Open House - Oct. 11

The Linguistics Department will be hosting its Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 11. Please come by to ask any questions you might have about linguistics!

Open House