Congratulations to Fabio del Prete, who received a postdoctoral
fellowship for next year from the Institut Jean-Nicod in Paris, where
he'll get many opportunities to use the high-school French he'll be
brushing up this summer...:-)
Welcome Chris and Kathryn!
The department is delighted to welcome Chris Potts
and Kathryn Flack
, both of whom will be joining the department in the fall. Here's
what they have to say about themselves:
: I received my BA from NYU in 1999, under the skeptical eye of Paul Postal,* and my PhD from UCSC in 2003, under the critical eye of Geoff Pullum.** In 2003, I left for the the sleepy west of the woody east, joining the Linguistics Department at UMass Amherst. Lately, I have been working on expressive content (e.g., swears, honorifics, exclamatives), dialogue systems, and perspective in language, and I've been moonlighting as a computational phonologist
. When all these things start to seem too hard, I like to head for the hills on my bicycle. In graduate school, I climbed as far north as the Skyline/Rt. 9 intersection, and I am looking forward to exploring the terra incognita beyond.
* My favorite skeptical Postal story: one of my recent Language Log posts
mentioned "my wife", and Paul wrote to say, "I see you now have a wife or are at least claiming such".
** My favorite critical Pullum story: In response to this early work of mine
, Geoff wrote, "I don't think you should be bragging about the fact that less than twenty years ago you were still taken in by that dependency-grammar sentence-diagram stuff".
: I'm one of many linguists from Ohio (birthplace of presidents and linguists!), one of just a few to receive BAs from Carleton College, and the second
to move from Hampshire College to Stanford. I wrote my dissertation on the phonetics-phonology interface at UMass, and in the last two years at Hampshire I've learned about everything from Nepali to distressed sheep to student retention while teaching, advising, and working in institutional research. I'm looking forward to a similar mix of teaching and IR
at Stanford. I also feel a professional obligation to read as many mysteries as possible, as they are an excellent source of data
won last week's name game. The department has therefore
decided to double the number of required phonetics courses!
Or, you can simply try to guess this week's name before someone
from Haskins or UCLA tries to beat you to it! This is your last chance this quarter!
For events farther in the future consult the Upcoming Events Page
FRIDAY, 22 MAY
SATURDAY-SUNDAY, 30-31 MAY
MONDAY, 1 JUNE (!)
Events start at 11am. Reception and music at 5pm.
Special Informal Socio-Speech Event
Penny Eckert, Kyuwon Moon, and Kate Geenberg
Voice quality/nasality workshop
12:00, ExL Lab
"Acquiring the scope of disjunction and negation in L2"
3:30pm, MJH 126
TUESDAY, 2 JUNE
Social Theory Reading Group
MJH Chair's Office, 12:00-1:00pm
WEDNESDAY, 3 JUNE
Department Professional Development Lecture
for Grad Students
"CVs for all Occasions"
12 noon, MJH 126
A modest lunch is provided.
THURSDAY, 4 JUNE
Psychology Developmental Brownbag
Daniel Schwartz (School of Education)
"Why most instruction earns a C- in transfer"
FRIDAY, 5 JUNE
Nate Dumas (Berkeley)
"Is There Variational Reduplication?: Landar's Hypothesis and Stuttering
as Sociolinguistic Practice"
5:15pm snacks, 5:30pm talk, MJH 126
SLOrk (Stanford Laptop Orchestra) Spring Concert
8pm, Dinkelspiel Auditorium
UPCOMING EVENTS (always under construction)
LINGUISTIC DEPARTMENT EVENTS PAGE
Got broader interests? The New Sesquipedalian recommends reading, or even
subscribing, to the CSLI Calendar, available HERE.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT UC SANTA CRUZ?
Summer Kniveton, Stephanie Kramer, Heather Mahan, Brendan O'Donnell, and Marine Riou. The distinguished alum speaker is Nick LaCara.
1:55pm, Room 210, Humanities One, UCSC
WHAT'S GOING ON AT UC BERKELEY?
The Stanford Blood Center
is reporting a shortage of type A- and O. For
an appointment, visit http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/
or call 650-723-7831.
It only takes an hour of your time and you get free cookies.