Jeremy Skipper (University College London) and Eva Wittenberg received a small grant from the Global Engagement Fund at UCL to deepen their collaboration on how spatial and temporal activation patterns in the brain can predict pronoun resolution. The grant will serve as seed funding for mutual visits in order to plan a behavioral pilot study, and a series of neuroimaging studies.
At the end of November, Gustavo Guajardo will be presenting Violations of Concordantia Temporum in Argentinean Spanish at Romania Nova in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Our department organized a screening of The Way We Talk, a documentary film on stuttering on Thursday October 13 at 6 pm in Atkinson Hall. The screening was followed by a Q&A with the director Michael Turner and other people who stutter: Ryan Turner, a UC San Diego math major and the director’s brother, Prof. Jesse Harris (UCLA, Linguistics), and Michael Addonizio, Bayan Azima, and Jaymie Horak, members of the San Diego Chapter of the National Stuttering Association.
The event was free and open to the public. It was sponsored by UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences, John Muir College, and the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
Adrian Brasoveanu, a linguistics professor at UC Santa Cruz, visited our department to give a tutorial on dynamic semantics on Thursday October 26 and a colloquium talk on some current semantic and experimental work of his on Friday October 28. Adrian also met with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty.