The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Issue of Monday, October 14th, 2013

Colloquium 10/18: Jennifer Smith

Speaker: Jennifer L. Smith (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Time: Friday October 18th, 3:30-5pm
Location: 32-141
Title: Lexical-category effects in phonology: Whence and why?

Please see the full abstract (pdf).

Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics returns to MIT in May 2014

As previously announced, WAFL10 will be held at MIT next year. The conference now has a website: http://wafl.mit.edu.

The Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT is pleased to announce the 10th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL10), to be held on May 2-4, 2014. The term ‘Altaic’ is understood to include Turkic, Mongolic, and Tungusic languages, as well as Korean and Japanese.

WAFL began ten years ago at MIT, and it has traveled to various locations: Boğaziçi University, Moscow State University, Harvard University, University of London, Nagoya University, University of Southern California, University of Stuttgart and Cornell University.

The invited speakers are: Katja Lyutikova (Moscow State University), Masha Polinsky (Harvard), Koji Sugisaki (Mie University), and Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State University).

The call for papers is out, and the submission deadline is January 15, 2014. Please visit the conference website for details.

JK23 Through Photos

The 23rd Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference was held this past weekend at MIT. With 23 talks and 14 posters presented over three days, there was much lively discussion among the over 90 participants. The organizers wish to thank the presenters and attendees for making the conference such a resounding success.

Among the participants was the conference’s official mascot (and MVP), Sally, who welcomed the attendees on the first day and stayed through the last day. You’ll find her and others in the photos below, provided by Mitcho Erlewine.