Spring 2014: Topics and Preliminary Schedule

Below are some topics we’ll be covering this semester in lab, as well as a preliminary schedule.

  • Linguistic and non-linguistic determinants of reference frame use
  • Convergence
  • Gesture
  • Ongoing research topics:
    • Other developing MesoSpace analyses (bilingualism, convergence, etc) (Kate); stats, experimental design
    • Meronymy (Tim Tilbe, Yen-Ting Lin)
    • Ethnophysiography (Randi), environmental factors influencing frame use
  • Yucatec related projects – see Juergen!
  • Qualifying Paper research topic exploration
  • Professional development talks by Juergen

Our preliminary schedule is as follows:

  • 1/31 Open House
  • 2/7 Tim: Dissertation Proposal defense dry-run; Yen-Ting: Field report, Southern Taiwan
  • 2/14 Juergen: Dry-run of “Argument realization in head-marking languages: Evidence from Yucatec”
  • 2/21 CANCELLED: Juergen away for conference
  • 2/28 Convergence: Reading and discussing Experiments in Cultural Language Evolution (https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/ais.3/toc)
  • 3/7 A special presentation for recruitment weekend
  • 3/14 Juergen: Nijmegen talk dry-run
  • 3/28 CANCELLED Juergen away for conference

Remaining dates are: April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 1.
In late April we’ll have a special talk from visiting scholar Guillermo Montero Melis on his work on caused motion descriptions in Swedish and Spanish. Exact date TBA.
Keep in mind that dates that are “Cancelled” may be filled with a topic of your choosing. Contact Randi for help organizing.


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