25 March 2013


Formal Approaches to Southeast Asian Languages (FASAL) III was hosted at USC on March 9th and 10th, 2013. The workshop is a platform for discussion of the formal linguistics of South Asian Languages. This year, invited speakers included Anoop Mahajan (UCLA), K.A. Jayaseelan (English and Foreign languages University, Hyderabad) and Tanmoy Bhattacharya (University of Delhi). 

Invited speakers, from left to right: K.A. Jayaseelan, Anoop Mahajan, and Tanmoy Bhattacharya 

In addition to planning and coordinating the conference, several USC graduate students and faculty presented work at FASAL:

Two types of definites in Bangla
Priyanka Biswas

Focus, Word Order and Prosody in Hindi and Bangla
Arunima Choudhury and Elsi Kaiser

The semantics of -r in Bangla
Saurov Syed

Comparison in the absence of adjectives: the case of Dravidian
Mythili Menon

Professor Andrew Simpson at the conference
Profesoor Jayaseelan gives his presentation
Professor Roumi Pancheva introduces Tanmoy Bhattacharya

Congratulations to all who presented, and many thanks to those who organized and helped put on the conference!

20 March 2013

Rachel Walker gives colloquium at NYU

Professor Rachel Walker presented a talk as an invited colloquium speaker at New York University on March 1, 2013. Professor Walker's colloquium talk is entitled:

The Organization and Articulation of Post-Vocalic Liquids in English Syllables

The abstract can be found here.