Zuzanna Fuchs, with Greg Scontras (PhD 2013) and Maria Polinsky (UMD):"Restructuring in heritage grammars"
Yimei Xiang: "Composing questions: A hybrid categorial approach"
Yimei at ILLC
Yimei Xianggave two invited talks at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam on March 17. The first, titled "Sensitivity to false answers in interpreting questions under attitudes" was at the Inquisitive Semantics seminar. The second, "Composing complex questions: Multi-wh quesitons and questions with quantifiers", was at theDiscourse in Philosophy (DIP) Colloquim.
Linguistics Spring Open House
The Spring Open House for potential concentrators is taking place on Wednesday, March 29, from 5pm to 7pm in Boylston Hall (3rd floor). This is a great opportunity to talk to current concentrators, grad students, and faculty, and learn about linguistics. Everyone is welcome!
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
Linguistics Department Mind, Brain, Behavior (MBB) award announcements
Kate Davidson has recently been awarded a grant from MBB with Co-PI Jesse Snedeker (Psychology) which will support Annemarie Kocab’s post doctoral research on linguistic complexity in Nicaraguan Sign Language at the M&M Lab next year.
Gennaro Chierchia has received a “small” MBB grant through which he will sponsor a visiting position in the fall for our own alumnus Greg Scontras (UC Irvine) who will co-teach with Gennaro and Stuart Shieber (Harvard Computer Science) a seminar on the linguistic significance of the probabilistic lambda-calculus.
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.
Zuzanna Fuchs Predictive use of grammatical gender: What contribution can heritage speakers make? Friday, February 24 | 12pm | Boylston 303
Cristina at AAFS 69
Cristina Aggazzottipresented 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.
Classes for the Spring semester begin on Monday, January 23, 2017. The deadline for course registration is Friday, January 27, 2017. The list of courses can be found here.
The Department would like to say goodbye to the departing visiting scholar Amy Rose Deal. We were fortunate to have you with us during the fall semester! We would also like to welcome visiting scholar Hongli Shi from China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, visiting scholar Chunyan Shao from Shandong University, Jinan, China and special student Louise Skydsbjerg Friis from Copenhagen University. Welcome!
GSAS Indo-European and Historical Linguistics Workshop
Caley Smith(Harvard University - Department of South Asian Studies) Using Deixis to Navigate Levels of Narration in the Rigveda Thursday, January 26 | 5pm | Boylston 335