- Thanks to all who took part in the Open House, which seemed to go very well, as far as anyone can tell. The fact that today's faculty meeting is at 8:30 AM, however, shows that nothing is perfect...
- And the prospie party was a great success on Wednesday night. Things got a bit carried away, though, when the band started switching instruments: Lis on drums, Ivan on guitar, and Dan Jurafsky singing! Whodathunk? Hal Tily caught a bit of it on his phone camera. Check it out HERE.
Look Who's Talking
- Cleo Condoravdi is away this weekend in Tuebingen, where she is an invited speaker at the Workshop on Negation and Polarity. She's presenting a talk called: NPI Licensing and Negation in Temporal Clauses.
- Dmitry Levinson is also giving a talk at the Tuebingen workshop, called: Licensing of Negative Polarity Particles in English.
- In addition, Peter Sells and Shin-Sook Kim (U. Frankfurt) are giving a presentation at that same workshop called: Generalizing the Immediate Scope Constraint on NPI Licensing.
- And the Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) has a
couple of Stanford folks presenting this weekend:
- Stefan Kaufmann (Northwestern University) and Misa Miyachi (University of Chicago) talking about: Case marking and the modal dimension of temporal expressions
- John Beavers (Georgetown U.) presenting: Predicting argument realization from preposition semantics.
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- Daylight Savings Time changes this weekend in those parts of the US that observe it. This is earlier than usual and will result in some computers being an hour off since, unless patched, they will not know about the change. Note that it is not sufficient in most cases to manually change the time on your computer since some applications depend on local time and some on universal time. Instead, you need to update the info about timezones/daylight savings changes. Stanford has some info at http://dst2007.stanford.edu/