- [NOT HUMOR] Don't let a photocopier steal your identity! Check out the story.
- Department Alum Jim Gee, in a talk this week given at Western Michigan University, says video games belong in the classroom. Read the press release HERE.
- Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (for you newbies: that's the alum formerly and presently known as `KCat', pronounced ['ke:kæt]) has accepted a tenure-track position, joining our own Judith Tonhauser in the Linguistics Department at The Ohio State University. (Always remember to use the definite article when referring to this institution, for reasons that completely elude the Sesquipeditor. Perhaps Stacy or Jason will write in to edify the rest of us concerning this odd naming practice...)
- Ashwini Deo has accepted a `ladder' appointment in the Yale University Linguistics Department. No doubt this means that she will climb to ever higher linguistic glory in the course of her Yale career. Please note that the `the' in `the Yale University Linguistic Department' is departmental -- no need to start saying `The Yale University'.
Emily Bender (U. Washington) was recently awarded an
for her project: The
Grammar Matrix: Computational Linguistic Typology. Here's part of what
NSF says about it:
- With this CAREER award, Dr. Emily Bender aims to develop a grammar customization system that combines a cross-linguistic core grammar with a series of `libraries' specifying alternate ways of realizing different linguistic subsystems that vary across languages (e.g., the expression of tense and aspect, coordination, or negation). This system will allow linguists to easily customize a small working grammar for a particular language, which they can then use as a test-bed for further linguistic investigation.
- And Graham Katz, our visiting semanticist, has accepted a tenure-track position at Georgetown University, joining recent Stanford alum Rob Podesva.
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