Issue of Monday, January 5th, 2009
MIT will have a strong presence at the upcoming LSA Meeting in San Francisco January 8-11.
Peter Graff is organizing a workshop entitled ‘The Culture-Phonology Interface: Implications of Laboratory Sociophonetics for Phonological Theory’. Edward Flemming will be a discussant. Peter is involved in two of the workshop talks:
Peter Graff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Benjamin Munson (University of Minnesota): Studying the culture-phonology interface.
Peter Graff (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Kie Zuraw (University of California, Los Angeles), Kuniko Y. Nielsen (University of California, Los Angeles): Investigating preferential imitation.
Giorgio Magri will give a poster on ‘Modeling the order of acquisition of Dutch syllable structures’.
Several recent MIT alumni will be presenting as well:
Andrew Nevins (Harvard University): Contributions of Sign Language morphology to the agreement/cliticization distinction
Ivona Kucerova (University College London): Nulls subjects and the extension requirement
Martin Hackl (Pomona College): Decomposing complex quantifiers: Evidence from verification
Seth Cable (University of Massachusetts): Use of subordinate clauses as matrix utterances in the Pacific Northwest