The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Pesetsky, Bobaljik, Moltmann, Pancheva, Guha and cast of thousands at LISSIM 6

David Pesetsky is just back from teaching a two-week class on nominal case at the 6th Linguistics Summer School in the Indian Mountains (LISSIM 6) in Sidhbari, a town in the Kangra Valley in Himachal Pradesh (the state just north of Punjab, where the Himalayas begin).  The faculty list was a real 1990s MIT Linguistics reunion, including Jonathan Bobaljik (PhD 1995) (who taught his new book on the cross-linguistic morphology of comparatives, superlatives and inchoatives), Friederike Moltmann (PhD 1992) (who taught about her own new work on tropes), and mid-1990s visitor (and frequent returnee) Roumyana Pancheva (who taught a class about her research on comparatives and the entire history of work on the topic).  Among the twenty or so superb students in attendance was incoming first-year student Ishani Guha.  David writes: “It was a fantastic summer school, with the most engaged students and dedicated organizers that I have ever seen (not to mention great colleagues)”.  Click here for some photos!