The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Issue of Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Phonology Circle 11/2 - NELS practice talks, part 1 (Gallagher, Johnsen)  

This week, we will have two talks in preparation for the upcoming NELS meeting:

Time: Monday 11/2, 5pm, 32-D461

  • Speaker: Gillian Gallagher (MIT)
    Title: Perceptual similarity in laryngeal cooccurrence restrictions
  • Speaker: Sverre Stausland Johnsen (Harvard)
    Title: Perceptual distance in Norwegian retroflexion

Upcoming schedule: (contact Adam for open slots)

Nov 2 NELS Practice talks, first installment (Gallagher, Johnsen)
Nov 9 NELS practice talks, second installment (Michaels)
Nov 16 Igor Yanovich
Nov 23 OPEN
Nov 30 Sverre Johnsen
Dec 7 Maria Giavazzi


Ling-Lunch 11/5: Artemis Alexiadou  

Please join us for Ling-lunch this week:

Speaker: Artemis Alexiadou
Time: Thurs 11/5, 12:30-1:45
Place: 32-D461
Title: TBA


Miyagawa LI monograph hits the stands  

Shigeru Miyagawa’s new Linguistic Inquiry Monograph has just been published by MIT Press. Why Agree? Why Move? Unifying Agreement-based and Discourse Configurational Languages comes with a terrific endorsement by Mark Baker (see back cover, and also the website).