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LRC Workshop: On Syntax and Information Structure

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

We will begin the academic year at Santa Cruz with a workshop centered on issues at the interface between syntax and information structure. The workshop will feature four talks.   10:00-10:10 AM - Opening Remarks 10:10-11:10 AM - Bern Samko (Santa Cruz): Verum Focus and Scalar Emphasis in English VP-Preposing 11:10-11:30 AM - Break 11:30-12:30 […]

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Jane Grimshaw: "The use of force in clausal complementation"

The Department of Linguistics is pleased to present Jane Grimshaw of Rutgers University speaking on The use of force in clausal complementation. Abstract: The SAY-schema verbs (Grimshaw in press) combine with a wide range of clauses in complex complementation structures, including quoted and non-quoted clauses in post-verbal complement position, and quoted and non-quoted clauses hosting […]

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Adam Albright: "Testing phonological biases with Artificial Grammar learning experiments"

As with most linguistic input, the data that children receive about phonological patterns is rife with ambiguity. For example, children hearing voicing alternations in German ( ~ ‘thief-sg./pl.’, ~ ‘mouse-sg./pl.’) receive no evidence as to whether a single final devoicing process affects all word-final obstruents, or just the subset of obstruents that German happens to […]

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Linguistics Research Colloquia: Claire Halpert

About eight times each year the department hosts colloquium talks by distinguished faculty from around the world.   2014 - 2015 Speakers FALL 2014 October 17th Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers December 12th Adam Albright, MIT WINTER 2015 January 16th Claire Halpert, University of Minnesota January 23rd Valentine Hacquard, Maryland February 6th Rachel Walker, USC mid-March: date […]

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Sabine Iatridou – “Fake Things Here and There: Evidence From Now and Then”

Stevenson Fireside Lounge Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Sabine Iatridou is Professor of Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  See here for more about Professor Iatridou's work. Stay tuned for more information.  

Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC)

The Linguistics Department's annual Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference (LURC) will be held Friday, June 2nd, from 12:45 - 3:45pm in the Stevenson Fireside Lounge. The Distinguished Alumna speaker will be Maura O’Leary, who is a PhD graduate student at UCLA. We hope you will attend. Linguistics Undergraduate Research Conference Program - coming soon!

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