USC Ling Weekly Digest Oct.24

It’s Monday! It’s raining! But linguistics never stops!

Today, 10/24, at 4pm in GFS330: in a Psycholinguistics Lab meets Syntax+ event, Ida Toivonen ( from Carleton University (Cognitive Science and Linguistics) will give a talk on “Distance distributivity and indefinites in English and Swedish.”

There will be a happy hour at Morton Fig after the event, all are welcome to join!

And this Friday, 10/28, we’re having  our Halloween Party!
Please RSVP at the spreadsheet sent by Betul before this Wednesday, 10/26.

USC Ling Weekly Digest Oct.17

AMP begins this friday, October 21! Check out the programme

And on Tuesday, 10/18, at 9:30am in GFS330, Samantha Gordon will give a talk at PhonLunch!


Hayeun Jang and Cynthia Lee were just at the 24th Japanese and Korean linguistics conference! Hayeun presented “/o/-stems as faster late-starters in decay of Korean vowel harmony” and Cynthia presented “Global and local interaction of consonant type and tone in the Korean accentual phrase” (work with Louis Goldstein).



Mark your calendars: we have a halloween party coming soon, on Friday October 28th!


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USC Ling Weekly Digest Oct.10

AMP is almost here!!!
We are very excited about hosting the AMP 2016 conference, coming to you this October 21. Here’s the programme:

And this week we have… 3 talks at 3:30 in GFS330. 

Monday, 10/10, at 3:30pm in GFS330: Roumi Pancheva will present her NELS invited talk, titled “The Person Case Constraint: The Grammatical Encoding of Perspective” (joint work with Maria Luisa Zubizarreta).

Tuesday, 10/11, at 3:30pm in GFS330: Sarah Harper will present “Stylistic Effects on the Acoustic and Articulatory Properties of English Rhotics”.

Thursday, 10/13, at 3:30pm in GFS330: Samantha Gordon Danner will talk about “Investigating Task Dependence in Vocal Tract and Manual Gesture Coordination”.

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USC Ling Weekly Digest Oct.03

Aaaaaand it’s October! Here’s what awaits you this week:

Monday, 10/03 at 3:30pm in GFS330, our very own Lauren Winans will give a colloquium talk titled “The inferential use of future-tense markers”.

Also on Monday, Syntax+ is gathering for drinks at Study Hall (on Hoover & 29th) after the colloquium dinner!

Tuesday, 10/04 at 9:30am in GFS330, Caitlin Smith will present “Harmony triggering as a contrastive property of segments” and Reed Blaylock will talk about “Driving derived environement effects with alignment constraints”.

Thursday, 10/06 at 3:30pm in GFS217, Eva Wittenberg (UCSD) will give a talk titled “That’s not it: What pronouns can tell us about objects and events”.

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USC Ling Weekly Digest Sep.26

Hi folks! Here’s what’s happening this week:

Today, Monday 09/26, at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: Syntax+! Betül Erbaşı will give a talk on syntactic behavior of genitive phrases and compounds in Turkish and their implications for the nominal domain.

Tuesday 09/27, at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunh! Yifan Yang will talk about “The realization of mutation in Chinese dialects”, and Peter Guekguezian will present “Autosegments interact with syntax-prosody mapping”.

Other highlights: this Thursday 09/29 at 1pm the USC Libraries will hold a workshop on Citation Managers, and throughout the entire week the Center for Excellence in Teaching will hold Career Week workshops. Check them out!

And remember: the deadline to submit to CUSP is this Friday, September 30!


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Here are some pictures from our Welcome Back Picnic last week! Thanks Betul and Sarah for putting this awesome event together.