Weekly Digest 03/05

Brooke Kidner presented a project on Ceceo Spanish sibilant variation this Friday (03/02/18) as part of a SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science) collaboration with the USC and LACC chapters!

 


We had a wonderful Open House event last week! Thank you so much to all involved! A special huge thanks to our amazing student hosts and incredible department staff in making this happen! Here are a few pics:

 

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This week at USC linguistics:

Monday 03/05 at 2pm in GFS218: Syntax+! Madhumanti Datta will give a talk titled Clausal Complementation in Bangla-Word Order and Complement Types.
at 2:30 pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Khalil Iskarous will present “Phon: A single dynamical theory of representation and computation”.
and at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: Special Semantics Colloquium! Followed by dinner.

Wednesday 03/07 at 7:30pm: JUMP (Joint USC/UCLA Meeting in Phonology)! Rachel Walker on “Partial segment behavior”.

Thursday 03/08 at 1pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing lab meeting! Monica Do and Ana Besserman will do practice poster presentations for this year’s CUNY conference (http://cuny2018.ucdavis.edu/).

 

 

 

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Weekly Digest 02/26

Charlie O’Hara presented “Soft typology of Coda place of articulation distributions requires synchronic constraints” at the Workshop on Emergence of Universals on 02/19/18 at OSU in Columbus, Ohio.

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We had a Lunar New Year celebration with homemade cakes. Thanks all who participated in baking and eating!

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This week is our OPEN HOUSE! Here are some events to keep on your radar this week:

Monday (2/26) at 2pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Reed Blaylock will present “Phrase-conditioned lengthening in singing” and Mairym Llorens will present “The timing of urge-driven coughing relative to the speech around it: A window into selection”.
also on Monday, at 3.30 pm in the Conference Room: Syntax+Huilin Fang will give a talk titled “Mandarin Aspectual Particle dao and Its Evidential Restrictions”.

Tuesday (2/27) at 7pm: Open House Student dinner at the USC Village! 

Wednesday (2/28) at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing lab meeting Open House edition!
also Wednesday at 7pm: Open House Department dinner in DTLA!

 

Thursday (3/1) at 11 am in Location TBA: Syntax+ Open House edition! Thomas Borer will give a talk titled Pronouns in (Swiss) German.
Also this Thursday, at 1pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing lab meeting! Jesse Storbeck will present “Acquisition of probabilistic non-adjacent dependencies in an artificial grammar”.

Weekly Digest 02/20

Tuesday (02/20) at 4pm in GFS207: Syntax+! Ethan Poole (UCLA) will give a talk titled (Im)possible Traces

Thursday (02/22) at 1pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing Lab Meeting!
and at 4:30pm in GFS108: ShLAC (Language & Computation) lab meeting!

Friday (02/23) at 10:30am: Semantics colloquium! Followed by lunch at 12pm and High Tea at 4:30pm.

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If you haven’t yet done the survey about the climate in linguistics and related areas, it’s not too late:

A group of scholars (Dr. Corrine Occhino, Research Asst. Professor in the Center on Cognition and Language at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY; Dr. Savithry Namboodiripad, Assistant Prof at the University of Michigan; and Dr. Lynn Hou, a University of California President’s Post-Doctoral Fellow at The University of California, San Diego)  is circulating a survey with the intent to get a better understanding of the climate for all who study language, linguistics and related areas.

You can share your experiences here:
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Weekly Digest 02/12

Here’s what’s going on this week:

Monday (02/12) at 2:30pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Charlie O’Hara on “Soft typology of coda place of articulation distributions requires synchronic constraints.”
and at 3:30pm, also in the Conference Room: Syntax+Daniel Plesniak on “Towards the Cross-Linguistic Unity of De’s: A Third Factor Approach to Intra-Nominal Marking.”

Thursday (02/15) at 1pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing Lab MeetingCatherine Wang will give a practice talk called “Fact or opinion? Interpreting subjective adjectives in news discourse.”
and at 4:30pm in GFS108: ShLAC (Language & Computation) lab meeting!

Friday (02/16) at 10:30am: Semantics colloquium! Followed by lunch at 12pm and High Tea at 4:30pm.

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PS. This week is Valentine’s Day! If you have any ideas for valentine’s linguistic memes, please send them to Ana.

Weekly Digest 02/05

Many congratulations to Reed Blaylock, who has been selected to receive a USC University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award! Excellent work, Reed!

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This week:

Monday (02/05) at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: ColloquiumJohn Goldsmith (University of Chicago) will give a talk titled “Learning morphology: an algorithm to learn something about language.

Thursday (02/08) at 4:30pm in GFS108: ShLAC (Language & Computation) lab meeting!

 

 

Weekly Digest 01/29

Khalil Iskarous presented an invited talk titled “Dynamical Theories of Language Production: Langue and Parole in Optimality Theory and Articulatory Phonology” at the conference of the Associzione Italian Science della Voce annual meeting in Bolzano, Italy (01/25).

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Here’s whats going on this week:

Today, Monday (01/29) at 2:30pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Hayeun Jang will present “Coronality of /i/: From tongue muscles to phonological representation.”

Thursday (02/01) at 1pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing Lab Meeting! Haley Farkas will present “Acquisition of verbal comparatives.”

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A group of scholars (Dr. Corrine Occhino, Research Asst. Professor in the Center on Cognition and Language at Rochester Institute of Technology, in Rochester, NY; Dr. Savithry Namboodiripad, Assistant Prof at the University of Michigan; and Dr. Lynn Hou, a University of California President’s Post-Doctoral Fellow at The University of California, San Diego)  is circulating a survey with the intent to get a better understanding of the climate for all who study language, linguistics and related areas.

You can share your experiences here:
https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9oaKQ2xrX9ngmOx

Weekly Digest 01/22

Good morning, linguists! Here are some events happening this week in our department:

Monday (01/22) at 2pm in GFS111: Syntax+! Haley Wei will present “Adverbial Clauses in Mandarin Chinese: Ordering and Syntax-Discourse-Prosody Interface.”

Also on Monday (01/22), at 2:30pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Yoona Yee will present “Articulatory complexity as a factor for phonological similarity: implications for laryngeal co-occurrence restrictions.”

And Thursday (01/25) at 1pm in the Conference Room: Psycholing Lab Meeting! Monica Do and Binh Ngo will present “What influences classifier choice? Investigating the role of perceptual salience.”