Summer announcements!

Congratulations all around!

  • Congratulations to the fellowship recipients: Heeju Hwang, Yi-Hsien Liu, and Bin Yin for being awarded a USC Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship; To Yu-Chi Huang for being awarded the the Morkovin/Manning Fellowship; to Hector Velasquez for being awarded a Del Amo Foundation Research Award from USC Dornsife College for 2011-2012; to Ben Parrell, Sergio Robles-Puente, Barbara Tomascewicz, Erika Varis, and Hector Velasquez, for receiving a Del Amo Foundation Research Award from USC Dornsife College for Summer 2011; to Katy McKinney-Bock for being awarded a Gold Family Graduate Fellowship from USC Dornsife College for Summer 2011; and to Sarah Ouwayda for being awarded the Middle Eastern Studies Program Summer Language Scholarship for Summer 2011.
  • Congratulations to Erika Varis for giving birth to Remington Dean Doggett was born on April 20, 2011 at 6:21am. He weighed 5 lbs 13 oz (he’s already at 6 lbs 1oz now!) and was 19 inches long.

Summer talks and travel:
Roumyana Pancheva gave an invited talk on “More on Than” on May 27th, in the linguistics colloquium at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

Priyanka Biswas, Mythili Menon, Syed Saurov, and Andrew Simpson are giving talks at FiSAL (Finiteness in South Asian Languages) on June 9-10, 2011, Tromsø, Norway:

  • “Participial clauses in Bangla: an alternative account” Priyanka Biswas
  • “Revisiting infinitives: the need for tense in Malayalam” Mythili Menon
  • “Finiteness, negation, and the directionality of headedness in Bangla” Andrew Simpson and Saurov Syed
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