16 February 2013

USC at the WCCFL 31

The 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 31) was held this year from February 8-10, 2013, at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Several USC faculty, students, and alumni presented at the conference:

Tracking individual differences in reference resolution: What a mouse can tell us
Professor Elsi Kaiser and Alexis Harper

The role of verbal aspect in the syntax of resultatives: the case of Korean
Professor Maria Luisa Zubizarreta and Dongsik Lim (Alumnus 2010)

On Differences of ‘the Same’ and the Same Reference to D

Wei-Wen Roger Liao (Alumnus 2011) and Yuyun Wang

Bangla associative plural -ra
Priyanka Biswas

Prof. Elsi Kaiser at the question period
Prof. Maria Luisa Zubizarreta and Dongshik Lim presenting their work

Wei-Wen Roger Liao and Yuyun Iris Wang presenting their work
Priyanka Biswas presenting her work

A participant performing at the World Championship Hoop Dance Festival of the Native American Indians

A note on language, from the Hopi
Congratulations to all the presenters!

Sarah Ouwayda receives a post-doc offer in Geneva

Finishing PhD student Sarah Ouwayda, who is currently spending her final year in London as a visiting research associate in Queen Mary University of London, has been offered a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Geneva, in a project on inter-linguistic syntax/semantic modelling.

Our most sincere congratulations, Sarah! We couldn't think of anyone more deserving.