The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Issue of Monday, November 2nd, 2009

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).


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