USC Ling Weekly Digest April 10

Congratulations to Saurov Syed, who has been offered a USC Dornsife Preceptor teaching position following his graduation!!


Last week, Khalil Iskarous gave a talk at George Mason University Krasnow Institute on “Dynamical principles underlying octopus body patterning, a visible neural network”.


“What’s happening this week?”, you ask?

Monday 04/10 at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: Syntax+Thomas Borer will present his poster for GLAC “The Person Case Constraint in Swiss German – A Movement Analysis”.

Wednesday 04/12 from 11am to 2pm in the TCC ballroom: the Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work! This event will feature research posters by USC undergraduates, including at least two linguistics posters:
. “Asking questions: Effects of word order on language production” by Pengchen (Patrice) Zhao
. “When Pronouns Disagree: A Psycholinguistic Investigation” by Justin Nichols and Catherine Wang

Thursday 04/13 at 5pm in the Conference Room: Psycholinguistics Lab Meeting! Monica Do will talk about “How are Questions Made? The Sequel: A Production Study of Wh-Questions”.


USC Ling Weekly Digest March 6th

Congratulations to Saurov Syed and Andrew Simpson, whose paper “On the DP/NP status of nominal projections in Bangla: Consequences for the theory of phases” has been accepted for publication at GLOSSA! You can find the paper here.

Bhamati Dash has just returned from MIT where she presented at FASAL 7. Bhamati presented a poster on “Anticipatory Processing with an Impoverished Cue: An experimental study of wh scope marking constructions in Hindi” (joint work with Elsi Kaiser) and gave a talk titled “Kya high ki low? An investigation of the yes/no particle in Hindi, Bangla and Odia” (joint work with Saurov Syed).

This week we have our Open House! Here are some highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • On Wednesday (03/08) we’ll have the graduate student dinner at Cynthia’s in Downtown LA;
  • Thursday (08/09): breakfast check-in at 9am; department luncheon at 12pm; psycholinguistics lab meeting at 4pm; and the department dinner at 6pm!
  • Friday (08/10): Syntax+ meeting at 11am, lunch at 12pm.

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.