29 March 2012

USC presence at GLOW

This week, Barbara Tomaszewicz is attending Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) 35, where she will present "A family of exclusives in Polish" at the workshop on Association with Focus.

28 March 2012

USC linguist at PLC @ UPenn

This past weekend, Katy McKinney-Bock presented her work "Deriving Split-antecedent Relative Clauses" at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC) 36 at the University of Pennsylvania.

27 March 2012

USC presence at PLAS @ Purdue University

Alfredo GarcĂ­a Pardo attended this year's Purdue Linguistics Association Symposium on March 24th, where he presented his work "Bare Nouns and Quantity Effects in Romance".

USC Linguists, Great Mentors!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Elsi Kaiser and Roumyana Pancheva have both won the USC Mellon Award for Mentoring from the Mellon Mentoring forum, in recognition of their outstanding mentoring of graduate students!

A list of the awardees is posted on the program's website.

The awards ceremony will take place on April 23rd, 2012.

In previous years, Hagit Borer (in 2010) and Rachel Walker (in 2008) have been the recipients of this award in recognition of their exceptional mentoring.

Cheers to Elsi and Roumi, and to the awesome mentoring spirit among USC Linguists!

25 March 2012

USC linguists invited to GIST 5!

Last week, Barbara Tomaszewicz and Roumyana Pancheva were invited speakers at Generalizing Relative Strategies (GIST) 5 at the Ghent University, Belgium.

Barbara gave a talk on "The morphosyntax of Polish (un)conditionals", and Roumyana gave a joint talk with Rajesh Bhatt on "Two superlative puzzles". The program can be found here.

24 March 2012

USC linguists at FASAL 2 @ MIT

During Spring Break, Priyanka Biswas, Arunima Choudhury, Sarah Ouwayda, Roumyana Pancheva, Saurov Syed, Andrew Simpson, and Mythili Menon went to Boston and gave talks at Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL) 2 at MIT. Janet Anderson also came to listen to the talks.

The next FASAL meeting will be held at USC in 2013. We look forward to seeing everyone next year in Los Angeles!

photo credit mitcho

16 March 2012

USC linguists at CUNY

During the spring break, some of us went to CUNY and presented work at CUNY 2012 (Mar 14-16):

Heeju Hwang & Elsi Kaiser
Coordinating lexical and structural information during language production: Evidence from semantic and structural priming

David Cheng-Huan Li & Elsi Kaiser
Speech rate mediated compensation for assimilation in spoken word recognition

The conference took place at the CUNY Graduate Center, which is only a few minutes away from the Empire State Building, currently the tallest building in New York. Check out the pictures Elsi took of the Empire State Building!

02 March 2012

Alumni news!

We are happy to report the great news about two of our alumni:

Carolina Gonzalez (2003 graduate) has been granted tenure. She is in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Uffe Bergeton (2004 graduate) has accepted a tenure track position in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.