The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Issue of Monday, May 20th, 2019


The 55th meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society happened from May 16th to 18th. Some of our students presented:

Prof. Shigeru Miyagawa’s monograph available on Open access

Shigeru Miyagawa’s 2017 LI monograph, Agreement Beyond Phi, is now available under Open Access. It can be downloaded for free from the MIT Press website.

Stan @ CRAFF

Stanislao Zompi (2nd year), together with Christos Christopoulos (UConn/Harvard), gave a talk at the “Connecting roots and allomorphy” (CRAFF) workshop in Brno (Czech Republic). Their talk was titled “How to avoid disjunctions in describing Indo-European stem-allomorphy”.


The 19th conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory happened at UCLA from May 17th to May 19th. The following members of our community presented:

Richards @ Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis

Norvin Richards spent May 17-18th at the Parameters Workshop in Honour of Lisa Travis at McGill University, where he spoke about how to detect Contiguity-prominence in his talk titled Contiguity-prominence: a prosodic parameter with syntactic consequences.

Whamit! Summer Hiatus

Whamit! will be on hiatus during the summer. We will continue to publish breaking MIT Linguistics news as it happens. Weekly posts will resume in the Fall 2019.

Much thanks to the editors, all readers, and contributors. See you all in the Fall!