15 February 2011

Visiting Scholar: Sofiana Chiriacescu

We have a visiting scholar, Sofiana Chiriacescu, from the University of Stuttgart, Germany spending the Spring Semester 2011 at our department, working on an experiment in the language processing lab coordinated by Elsi Kaiser.

Sofiana is a Ph.D. Fellow and a researcher at the University of Stuttgart. Her main research interests are in semantics, pragmatics and psycholinguistics. She currently investigates the discourse structuring potential of indefinite noun phrases in Romanian, German and English. Sofiana graduated with an M.A. in German and English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Stuttgart in 2007 and a Diploma in German, English and Sociology form the University “Lucian Blaga”, Sibiu, Romania in 2003.

When not working, the things Sofiana enjoys most are outdoor activities (skiing, hiking, biking, playing tennis, gardening), spending time with her friends and family and cooking.

11 February 2011

USC linguists hiking Mt. Baldy

Some pictures from gorgeous Mt. Baldy, where a group of brave USC linguists went last weekend!




10 February 2011

When a linguist visited from SUNY

Pictures from the party at Barbara and Mythili's place, when John Bailyn visited us from SUNY!

Barbara Tomaszewicz, Barry Schein, Agnieszka Lazorczyk, John Bailyn, and Roumyana Pancheva

Arunima Choudhury, Mary Byram-Washburn, Saurov Syed, and Priyanka Biswas

Hajime Hoji, Audrey Li, Andrew Simpson

Christina Hagedorn, Mythili Menon, Emily Fedele, and Brian Hsu

Katy McKinney-Bock and John Bailyn

Dan Bock, Christina Hagedorn, Emily Fedele, Brian Hsu, Sarah Ouwayda, Roumyana Pancheva, Saurov Syed (and with her back to the camera: Mary Byram)

06 February 2011

New baby!

Congratulations to Roger and Iris on the birth of their son Archard Liao born on January 24, 2011!
That is one smart looking baby!