The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics


Fourth-year student Tatiana Bondarenko and faculty colleague David Pesetsky gave talks last week at the 13th Brussels Conference on Generative Linguistics (BCGL 13) — this year devoted to the “Syntax and Semantics of Clausal Complementation”. Tanya’s talk was explanatorily entitled “Two paths to explain” (handout here). David was an invited speaker, and ambitiously spoke on the topic of “Lack of ambition as explanation when a clause is reduced“(handout here). 
Also speaking at BCGL 13 were several of our distinguished and much-missed alums: Ken Safir (PhD 1982), Idan Landau (PhD 1999), and Despina Oikonomou (PhD 2016).