USC Ling Weekly Digest 08/28

Hello everybody! Here are some news from this summer:

Sarah Hye-yeon Lee gave a talk titled “The Syntax of the not only…but also… Construction: A Linearization Account” at the International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), held at the University of Kentucky in July 7-9. Sarah also attended the LSA Linguistics Summer Institute at the University of Kentucky and had a great time!

Professor Ed Finegan presented  “On the Utility and Pitfalls of Corpus Use in
Trademark Disputes at the 13th Biennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Linguists in Porto, Portugal and “Philosophies of Lexicographical Usage Notes” at the 21st meeting of the Dictionary Society of North America in Barbados. He also gave an invited plenary address titled “Description and Prescription Confront Big Data: An Accord in the Making?” at the 5th Prescriptivism Conference in Park City, Utah, and co-taught an introduction to forensic linguistics course at the LSA summer institute, held this year at the University of Kentucky!

Ana Besserman gave a talk titled “Reading or Reading a Book? Comprehenders’ Expectations About Verb Transitivity” (with Elsi Kaiser) and Binh Ngo presented “Speakers’ Choice of Referential Form in Vietnamese Narrative Discourse” and “Influences of Topicality and Modality on Referential Form Production in Vietnamese” (both with Elsi Kaiser) at the 27th annual meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse (ST&D 2017) in Philadelphia, PA.

If you have news please send submit them here or email us.


Here’s what’s going on this week:

Today 08/28 at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Haley Wei Wei will present “Lookahead effect in reduplication: Serial vs. Parallel OT”.

Wednesday 08/30 at 12pm in the Conference Room: Psycholinguistics Lab Meeting! Ana Besserman will present “Implicit Arguments and Discourse”.




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