Congrats to Priyanka Biswas, who is joining Apple as a Computational Linguist. She will be working to expand Siri’s functionality internationally.
Priyanka has lectured for the Department for the past two years, teaching a variety of courses (Languages and Cultures of America, Syntax, and Computational Linguistics). We are sad to see her go, but pleased to see where she’s going!
Congratulations to Cognition & Language major Stefanie Reed, who was awarded one of six 2019 Diversity Travel Awards to attend the LSA’s 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City! Earlier in December, Stefanie also presented some of her research at the 2018 SLUgS Symposium at UC Berkeley. Way to go, Stefanie!
Ivano Caponigro just gave two talks in the Linguistics Department at Yale University. He presented his joint work with Anamaria Fălăuş on “Unveiling Multiple wh‑ Free Relative Clauses” on November 26, 2018 and then “Richard Montague and its turn towards natural language” from his forthcoming OUP biography of Richard Montague on November 27, 2018.
Ivano Caponigro together with Iara Mantenuto (UCLA, Linguistics, graduate student) are giving a talk on “Microvariation in Light Headed Relative Clauses: between Teramano Abruzzese and varieties of Italian” at the “Microcontact Workshop” at “Going Romance” in Utrecht on December 11, 2018.
Ron Langacker, one of our emeriti professors, is an invited speaker at the 13th biennial conference of The High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS 13) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on November 9–11, 2018.
Andy Kehler is currently finishing his first of four visits to the University of Cologne as a Mercator Fellow. While there he presented three invited talks: “Conversational Eliciture” at the Workshop on At-Issueness, Scope, and Coherence, “Prominence in a Referential Theory of VP-Ellipsis” at the Prominence in Language 2018 Conference, and “A Bayesian Model of Pronoun Production and Interpretation” to the CRC Prominence in Language Research Group.