Spring Travel and Talks

Christina Hagedorn is presenting at the International Seminar on Speech Production in Montreal in June. She is also going to a summer school for robust methods in statistics in Bertinoro, Italy in july.

Hector Velazquez presented a talk at the 14th Annual Spanish Graduate Conference at Arizona State University, in Tempe, AZ. His talk (in Spanish) had the title “Elisión de un verbum dicendi como expresión sintáctica de un presupuesto pragmático en español”

Priyanka Biswas, Arunima Choudhury, Mythili Menon, and Syed Saurov all gave talks at the UMass South Asian Syntax and Semantics Workshop in March.

The crowd at UMass!

Hagit Borer spent the month of February traveling across South America, besides getting stranded in Buenos Aires, she taught a crash course in Curitiba, and spent a week in Rio de Janeiro. She is now home in Paris for the month before she goes to the Netherlands for three months… She took these pictures in Brazil:

Funky plant! (Brazil)

Tree with football sized fruit growing directly from the trunk (Brazil)

Roumyana Pancheva recently gave an invited talk on “Comparative Illusions” in March in the linguistics seminar/cognitive science series at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. She also gave an invited talk at the Cornell Linguistics Colloquium.

Human and bird homes near UIUC
Elsi Kaiser gave an invited talk on what hands and eyes can tell us about discourse representations in Language & Cognition at Harvard University.
Elena Guerzoni is giving an invited talk at the Generative Linguistics in the Old World in the University of Vienna in April.

Sarah Ouwayda is spending the semester as a visiting student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In April, she is giving a talk entitled “Cardinals Without Plurality” in the LFRG meeting at MIT, and a talk entitled “Agreement, Plurality, and the Structure of the DP” at Ling-Lunch at MIT.


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