Congrats to Hal Tily, who was recently awarded a Summer Grant from the
Center for East Asian Studies. They're funding him for a 5 week soujourn
in Japan to do some reading time studies on integration cost in a
head-final language. Way to go, Hal.
Don't forget this Friday's QP Fest: all day, program available here
And also start making plans for this year's TREND meeting at UC Santa Cruz,
whose program is available here
Eve Clark recently gave a talk on 'Attention and information in adult-child exchanges'
at the Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, NL.
Arnold Zwicky is off in Chicago this weekend, presenting a talk on
`Y is X plus something' at the Pragmatics, Grammatical Interfaces, and Jerry Sadock Conference being held at the University of Chicago.
And next week, Ivan Sag is off to the University of Maryland Mayfest,
where he and Philip Hofmeister (UC San Diego) will present a paper
titled `Processing Factors in the Study of Island Effects'.
And our winner from last time was Rebecca Greene
, who correctly identified
the mystery spectogram as `Stephanie'. Who will get this week's mystery
The past, present, and future editions of Slashboy and
The.Whiteboard, the creative brainchildren of *Stephanie Shih,
can now be found at their new virtual home. Check 'em out.
And while we're on the subject of Jesus jokes, we give
you Finkelstein and Jesus:
Jesus was wandering around Jerusalem when He decided that He really
needed a new robe.
After looking around for a while, He saw a sign for Finkelstein, the
Tailor. So, He went in and made the necessary arrangements to have
Finkelstein prepare a new robe for Him. A few days later, when the
robe was finished, Jesus tried it on and it was a perfect fit!
He asked how much He owed. Finkelstein brushed him off: 'No, no, no,
for the Son of God ? There's no charge! However, may I ask for a small
favor? Whenever you give a sermon, perhaps you could just mention that
your nice new robe was made by Finkelstein, the Tailor?'
Jesus readily agreed and as promised, extolled the virtues of his
Finkelstein robe whenever He spoke to the masses.
A few months later, while Jesus was again walking through Jerusalem ,
He happened to walk past Finkelstein's shop and noted a huge line of
people waiting for Finkelstein's robes.
He pushed his way through the crowd to speak to him and as soon as
Finkelstein spotted him he said: 'Jesus, Jesus, look what you've done
for my business! Would you consider a partnership?'
'Certainly,' replied Jesus. 'Jesus & Finkelstein it is.'
'Oh, no, no,' said Finkelstein. 'Finkelstein & Jesus. After all, I am
the craftsman.' The two of them debated this for some time.
Their discussion was long and spirited, but ultimately fruitful and
they finally came up with a mutually acceptable compromise. A few days
later, the new sign went up over Finkelstein's shop. View the sign
For events farther in the future consult the Upcoming Events Page
FRIDAY, 2 MAY
MONDAY, 5 MAY
All day, Cordura 100
Social after QP Fest!
TUESDAY, 6 MAY
The Brain and Perceptual Similarities of Phonemes
3:15pm, MJH 126
John Ohala (Berkeley)
A brief, interpretive history of phonology over the past 2.5 millennia
12:00pm, 182 Dwinelle, UC Berkeley
WEDNESDAY, 7 MAY
Terrence J. Sejnowski (UCSD, Salk Institute, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute)
THURSDAY, 8 MAY
Casey Lew-Williams (Psychology)
"Online language processing in 2-year-old vs. 20-year-old language learners"
Junko Ito (UCSC)
"What anime and karaoke have in common: A linguistic perspective"
4:00pm, Stevenson College Fireside Room, UCSC
Kit Fine (New York University)
"Vagueness and Transcendence"
FRIDAY, 9 MAY
Carl Hewitt (MIT)
"Development of Logic Programming: What went wrong, What was
done about it, and What it might mean for the future"
12:00pm, Cordura Hall 100
Stanford Psychology of Language Tea (SPLaT!)
Vic Ferreira (UCSD)
5:15pm cheese and crackers, 5:30 talk; MJH 126
SATURDAY, 10 MAY
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?
Casey Lew-Williams (Psychology)
12 PM, Ex Lab
Victor Ferreira (UCSD)
"What Speakers Do and Don't Do to Successfully Communicate"
3:30pm, MJH 126
Diana Archangeli (University of Arizona)
4:00pm, Humanities One, Room 202, UCSC
5:00, department lounge
WHAT'S GOING ON AT UC BERKELEY?
HOW ABOUT MIT? UMass Amherst? U Chicago? Rutgers?
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