31 May 2013

Rachel Walker gives invited talk

Professor Rachel Walker gave an invited talk on May 24, 2013 at the 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting. Her talk is titled:

Consonant harmony and vowel harmony: Comparisons in typology and sources for nonlocality.

The talk was presented as a part of the special session on harmony in phonology.

Congratulations, Professor Walker!

14 May 2013

Congratulations to Katy McKinney-Bock

Double congratulations to Katy McKinney-Bock! Katy has accepted a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Department of Linguistics at Reed College, and she has also successfully defended her dissertation. Katy's dissertation is called:

"Building Phrase Structure from Items and Contexts"
Katy McKinney-Bock

Many congratulations to Katy on both accounts!

Here are some snaps from Katy's defense celebration!

11 May 2013

USC at FASL 22

There were three USC presentations at the Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 22 (FASL 22) conference at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, May 3-5, 2013.

Barbara Tomaszewicz gave a talk on Comparison of Degrees or of Individuals? Focus Effects in Superlatives in Polish.

Khalil Iskarous had a joint presentation with Darya Kavitskaya on Slavic palatalization: phonetic instantiation vs. phonological representation.

Roumi Pancheva gave an invited talk titled On the missing proportional reading of Slavic most.

08 May 2013

Congratulations to Mary Byram Washburn

Congratulations to graduate student and soon-to-be PhD Mary Byram Washburn! She has successfully completed her dissertation defense! Her dissertation is entitled:

Narrowing the Focus: Experimental Studies on Exhaustivity and Contrast.

 Many congratulations to Mary!

Here is a pic of Mary with Prof. Elsi Kaiser