Nick Fleisher heads to Boston this weekend for NELS 45, where he will present a talk entitled “A directed segment approach to complex differentials”.
The Syntax-Semantics Reading Group and the Phonetics-Phonology Reading Group both meet this Friday, Oct 24, and feature talks on work in progress:
SSRG, 12:00: Tue Trinh on “and” and “or”
PPRG, 1:00: Siriporn Lerdpaisalwong and Amara Sankhagowit, “False phonological memories in Thai”
Both groups meet in the department conference room (Curtin 535).
Our next Linguistics Department colloquium takes place this coming Friday, Oct. 24, at 3pm in Curtin 124:
Carol Hubbard Seery, UWM Communications Sciences & Disorders: “Phonological and grammatical locations of stuttering”
UWM hosted a very successful GWAMP this past Saturday, featuring talks by graduate students from across the midwest (Chicago, Michigan, Michigan State, Northwestern, Iowa, Minnesota). The workshop included talks by two UWM graduate students: Abdel-Rahman Abu Helal (“Locative inversion: an EPP-based analysis”) and Liya Mar (“The acoustic characteristics between Mandarin tone 2 and tone 3″). Congratulations all around!
Our first colloquium of the semester is this coming Friday at the usual time and place (3:00pm, Curtin 124)! Details:
Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Soy los dos”: Spanish and identity among “MexiRicans.” “MexiRican” individuals grow up in the U.S. with one Mexican parent and one Puerto Rican parent. What does their Spanish look like after being exposed to these two distinct dialects from birth? This study explores several features of their Spanish, including their knowledge of Mexican and Puerto Rican lexicon and their realizations of coda /s/ and of trilled /r/. It then describes the ways in which they perform identities as mixed ethnicity Latinos and the role that the Spanish language plays in their identities.
Congratulations to Juman Al Bukhari, who successfully defended her prelim paper, “The syntax of gapping in Jordanian Arabic”, today!
Tue Trinh is in Nantes, France, this week to give a talk at the 9th International Workshop on Theoretical East Asian Linguistics (TEAL-9). His talk is entitled “Interpreting expletive negation in Vietnamese”.