07 November 2012

USC presence at the Hispanics Linguistics Symposium

Graduate students Sergio Robles Puente and Héctor Velásquez attended the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium in Gainesville (Florida), in October 25-28. Sergio presented his work "Acquiring Rhythm in Language Contact Situations - Spanish and English in Los Angeles", whereas Héctor presented "Sentence Modal Adverbs as Focus Sensitive Units". I attach a picture of Héctor during his presentation.

06 November 2012

Southern California Students in Linguistics Workshop

The annual Southern California Students in Linguistics Workshop will be held on Friday, January 18, 2013 at the University of Southern California. It is hosted by the Graduate Students in Linguistics at the USC Department of Linguistics

Abstracts should be submitted no later than January 11th, 2013. For more information about the workshop, please visit the website.

04 November 2012

USC Linguistics Colloquia

The 2012-2013 USC Linguistics Colloquia for the Fall 2012 semester are now winding down. This past Friday, November 2, Dorit Abusch presented her colloquium talk:

Discourse Pragmatics and Aspectual Semantics of Temporal Relations in Silent Comics
Dorit Abusch, Cornell University

The presentation inspired lively discussion among attendees, and the session was followed by a lunch in the linguistics department. Thank you, Dorit, for your presentation!

The final colloquium of the Fall 2012 semester will be tomorrow, November 5, 2012, from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in GFS 118 (Reception follows at GFS 330):

A Recursive Phonology Interface for WH-F Alternative Semantics
Mats Rooth, Cornell University

All are welcome to attend colloquia. Next semester’s first colloquium will be on January 25, 2013, with Liina Pylkkännen of NYU (time and location TBA). Please check back for more details on next semester’s colloquia.


California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics 5, a workshop for semantics and pragmatics research, was held this year at the University of California at San Diego on October 27—28, 2012. USC grad students Samantha Gordon and Jessica Harmon attended the conference, and Professor Roumyana presented a paper:

Quantity Superlatives
Roumyana Pancheva

Professor Pancheva's abstract, along with the other abstracts and handouts presented at the workshop, may be found in the workshop's program