The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Conference Roundup

mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine) recently presented “On the scope and position of Mandarin sentence-final éry?” at the first Rencontres d’Automne de Linguistique Formelle at the University of Paris 8. The talk is similar to his previous talks on the Mandarin “only” word, but with a slightly different scope and position.

MIT linguists will be out in force at the Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL VII), held at USC this weekend, October 29th-31st. The following students are on the program:

  • Alya Asarina and Jeremy Hartman: ‘Null nouns and the locus of agreement in Uyghur subordinate clauses’

  • Yusuke Imanishi: ‘Another Missing Link – A View from Right Dislocation in Japanese’

  • Junya Nomura: ‘Adpositional comparatives in Japanese’

  • Alya Asarina: ‘Case and meaning in Uyghur nominalized clauses’ (alternate)