Colloquium Fall 2018

 

University of Arizona

LING 495A/ 595A – Linguistics Department Colloquium

Fall 2018

Organizer:      Masha Fedzechkina & Andy Wedel

Schedule:      Fridays, 3:00pm – 4:30pm in Communication 311

 

August 24 NO COLLOQUIUM
 
August 31 NO COLLOQUIUM
 
September 7 NO COLLOQUIUM
 
September 14 NO COLLOQUIUM
 
September 21 NO COLLOQUIUM
 
September 28 Ken Forster (University of Arizona)
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD
 
October 5: NO COLLOQUIM
 
October 12: Samira Farwaneh (School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, University of Arizona)
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD
 
October 19: Caleb Everett (Department of Anthropology, University of Miami), with possible special guest star appearance by Claire Bowern.
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD
 
October 26: Special talk by Limor Raviv
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD
 
November 2: Shannon Bischoff (Department of English and Linguistics, Purdue University Fort Wayne)
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD
November 9: Julie Legate (Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania)
 
TITLE: Possible Voices
 
ABSTRACT: In this talk, I start from the hypothesis that the only innate, domain-specific property of language is binary branching Merge (see for example Berwick & Chomsky 2016).  I investigate the range of possible VoicePs in human language, where VoiceP is a cover term for the projection associated with initiators and transitivity.  I demonstrate that, in accordance with the guiding hypothesis, the range of possible voices is broader than standardly assumed, while noting a few restrictions to be explained.
 
 
November 16: Vera Gribanova (Department of Linguistics, Stanford University)
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD
 
November 23: NO COLLOQUIUM
 
November 30: Gabriela Caballero (Department of Linguistics, University of California San Diego)
 
TITLE: TBD 
ABSTRACT: TBD