USC Ling Weekly Digest!

Congrats to Iris Ouyang, who successfully defended her dissertation titled “Prosody and informativity: a cross-linguistic investigation”!

Some of our own USC linguists have just returned from presenting at the Workshop on Linguistic and Cognitive Aspects of Quantification in Budapest (October 16-17). Barbara Tomaszewicz, Roumyana Pancheva and Joanna Błaszczak gave a talk on Focus association revealed in reading times and Chorong Kang presented Covert movement, audible in prosody.

Here’s what’s going on this week:

Monday 10/26, from 3:15pm to 4:45pm: Syntax Plus! Peter is going to talk about “Coercion of Bounded Aspect as Syntactic Feature Agreement”, and Mythili will present on “Than encodes comparative semantics”

Thursday 10/29 at 3:30pm: TEA TIME SPOOKTACULAR
And also on Thursday, at 7pm: USIL will be hosting a Halloween event at GFS330: everyone is invited!

Saturday, 10/31, at 6pm: Halloween Party! Don’t forget to put your name in the guest list (the link to the spreadsheet was sent out on the email with information about the party).

Heads up for future event: The fall meeting of the USC/UCLA phonology seminar will be on Tuesday, November 10, at 7:30 pm. Khalil Iskarous will be speaking. More details will be announced closer to the date.

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No more poster tubes! Did you know you could easily get your next conference poster printed in CLOTH? Jessica Harmon printed hers for Nels, and it looked great!

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