February 2017

Week of February 27, 2017

Department Talk

Julie Legate (University of Pennsylvania)
"On Passives" (Abstract)
Friday, March 3 | 4:00pm | Location: Boylston Hall 105 
There will a be reception following the talk.

Upcoming Department Talks, Spring 2017

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, Holland)
March 10 @ 4:00
Title: "Focusing (on) Wh-subjects" - Location: Boylston Hall 105

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
March 24 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes, France)
March 31 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
April 7 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

 LingedIn

Alex Klapheke
NPI Intervention Across Languages: Experimental Data
Friday, March 3 | 12pm | Boylston 303

Harvard at GLOW in Asia XI

The following talks featured Harvard presenters at GLOW in Asia XI that took place at The National University of Singapore, February 20-22.

Harvard at CSLI Workshop

Laine Stranahan presented her work titled "Contrastive Inference: Speaker Modeling or Implicit Labeling?" (joint work with Dylan Hardenbough and Jesse Snedeker) at the CSLI workshop that took place at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, CA, February 18.

Week of February 20, 2017

Upcoming Department Talks, Spring 2017

Julie Legate (University of Pennsylvania)
March 3 @ 4:00
Title: "On Passives" (Abstract) - Location: Boylston Hall 105

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, Holland)
March 10 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
March 24 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes, France)
March 31 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
April 7 @ 4:00
Title and location tba

 Language Universals Workshop 

Marie Coppola (UConn) 
Words, language, communication, and interaction: Insights from child and adult homesign systems
Friday, February 24 (Rescheduled from Feb. 10) | 3:30pm | Boylston 105

 LingedIn

Zuzanna Fuchs
Predictive use of grammatical gender: What contribution can heritage speakers make?
Friday, February 24 | 12pm | Boylston 303

Cristina at AAFS 69

Cristina Aggazzotti presented and moderated a half-day workshop titled “Communication strategies to mitigate bias and strengthen scientific foundations in forensic science” at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 13-18.

Week of February 13, 2017

Upcoming Department Talks, Spring 2017

Julie Legate (University of Pennsylvania)
March 3 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, Holland)
March 10 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
March 24 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes, France)
March 31 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
April 7 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Language and Cognition

Pritty Patel-Grosz (University of Oslo) (work with Patrick Grosz, Tejaswinee Kelkar and Alexander Jensenius)
Exploring the Semantics of Dance
Tuesday, February 14 | 5:30pm | William James Hall 1305

Week of February 6, 2017

Upcoming Department Talks, Spring 2017

Julie Legate (University of Pennsylvania)
March 3 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University, Holland)
March 10 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut)
March 24 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Hamida Demirdache (University of Nantes, France)
March 31 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)
April 7 @ 3:30
Title and location tba

 Language Universals Workshop 

Marie Coppola (UConn)
Words, language, communication, and interaction: Insights from child and adult homesign systems
Friday, February 10 | 3:30pm | Boylston 105 (subject to change)

 LingedIn

Yujing Huang
Re-examining the binding conditions of Mandarin anaphor ziji in the light of inanimacy
Friday, February 10 | 12pm | Boylston 303

Harvard at BLS

The following Harvard presenters were featured at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society (BLS) that took place at UC Berkeley, in Berkeley, California, February 3-5.

  • Laine Stranahan - "Cognitive load impairs semantic and pragmatic processing of scalar quantifiers" with Qingqing Wu and Jesse Snedeker
  • Gašper Beguš - "Gradient Phonotactics against Naturalness"