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The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Issue of Monday, September 28th, 2015

Phonology Circle 9/28 - No meeting

There will be no Phonology Circle meeting this week.

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Ling Lunch 10/1 - Adam Albright and Young Ah Do

Speaker:Adam Albright (MIT) and Young Ah Do (Georgetown)
Title: Paradigm uniformity in the lab: prior bias, learned preference, or L1 transfer?
Time: Thursday, October 1, 12:30-1:45pm
Place: 32-D461

Abstract.

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Phonology reading group 10/2 - “Blocking and Complementarity in Phonological Theory”

A reading group on “Blocking and Complementarity in Phonological Theory” by Eric Bakovic will meet on Friday (October 2) at 12-1 pm in the 7th floor conference room. The group is planning to discuss Chapters 4 and 6 of the book. For more details, contact Ezer Rasin (rasin@mit.edu).

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September LSA Member Spotlight: Kai von Fintel

Kai is the Linguistic Society of America’s gold star linguist of the month (so to speak)! Link here.

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MIT at EACL9

The 9th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics was held in Stuttgart, September 24-26. Professor Kai von Fintel was an invited speaker and gave a presentation entitled How to do conditional things with words and Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine (National University of Singapore; Phd 2014) talked about The semantics of the Mandarin focus marker shì.

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Precision by Kai: “I wasn’t really talking to an empty auditorium.”

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