Upcoming Events in the Linguistics Department

  • 10/18/2017
    Brown Bag Talk
    Stony Brook University
    Phonological constituents in Armenian
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 1:00 pm
    Seminar Room
    The morphology-phonology interface is rife with examples of interactions between the two modules. Various theoretical models have been proposed to either a) cover the entire interface, or b) cover a subset of this interface. Lexical Phonology and Prosodic Phonology are two popular models of how this interface operates. However it is an open question if both models are needed and one can do the job of the other.
  • 10/20/2017
    Colloquium
    NYU
    Movement and alternatives don’t mix: A new look at wh-intervention effects
    Friday, October 20, 2017, 3:30 pm
    SAC 305

    In this talk I argue that the two key modes of scope-taking provided by the Grammar---movement and Alternative Semantics---are fundamentally incompatible with one another. Based on data from intervention effects in English and Japanese (Hoji 1985; Beck 1996, 2006; Pesetsky 2000; among others), I show that movement cannot target a region in the structure in which focus alternatives are being computed. Instead, movement must target a position above or below such regions, or another scope-taking mechanism must be used.

  • 10/21/2017
    General Events
    Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    LC Auditorium 101/IACS Seminar Room
     
    Computational approaches to phonology investigate basic principles about how the sound systems in natural languages are represented, organized, learned, and change over time. The Northeast Computational Phonology Workshop (NECPhon) is an informal gathering of scholars interested in any aspect of computational phonology.
  • 10/27/2017
    Colloquium
    Zurich/The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University
    Mass/count and grammatical gender in Romance
    Friday, October 27, 2017, 3:30 pm
    SAC 305
  • 11/10/2017
    Colloquium
    NYU
    Friday, November 10, 2017, 3:30 pm
  • 11/15/2017
    Brown Bag Talk
    Stony Brook University
    Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1:00 pm
    Seminar Room
  • 11/17/2017
    Frontiers Talk Series
    Dept. of Mathematics, CUNY --- ILLC, University of Amsterdam
    tbd
    Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:30 pm
  • 12/1/2017
    Colloquium
    MIT
    Friday, December 1, 2017, 3:30 pm
    SAC 305