The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Issue of Monday, January 14th, 2008

Publishing Smart: A Hands-on IAP Workshop

Publishing Smart: A Hands-on Workshop on Journal Quality Measures and Publisher Copyright Policies

Addresses what copyright means to you as an author, how you can assess a publisher’s copyright policies, and how you can use web-based tools that assess journal quality. Open access publishing models and the use of the MIT amendment to alter standard publisher agreements will also be discussed.

WHEN: Friday, January 18, 2 - 3 pm
WHERE: 14N-132, DIRC

WCCFL abstract deadline is tomorrow, 1/15

Don’t forget: this year’s WCCFL abstract deadline is 1/15

WCCFL 27 will be held at UCLA, 16-18 May 2008. In addition to the regular sessions, there will be two special themes:

  • Experimental Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics
  • Explaining Phonological Typology: Channel or Analytic Bias?

Deadline: Tues 1/15, 5pm pacific time

For details, see: http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/wccfl27/Home.html

IAP Event 21-24 Jan: Introduction to Statistics and R

We will be learning about probability theory and how to implement it in the R language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. No previous knowledge of Statistics is required. The tutorial will take place in daily 2 hour long sessions from the 21st until the 24th of January 2008.

(For details, stay tuned, or contact Peter Graff: graff@mit.edu)

Practice job talk: Raj Singh

Thursday, 17 January, 2-4pm, in 32-D461

Raj Singh: “On the proviso problem for presuppositions” (practice job talk)

Phonetics Lab Mailing List

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Phonology Circle 1/15: Donca Steriade

Phonology Circle
date: 15 Jan
time: 4 PM
location: 32D-831
presenter: Donca Steriade
title: Metrical Evidence for an Interlude Theory of Weight [pdf abstract]