19 October: Tim Tilbe and Juergen Bohnemeyer

This week we are back to a double-header! First, Tim will present a synopsis of the framework Croft & Cruse (2004) introduce for talking about meronymy and mereology.

Second, Juergen will present an exploration of pragmatic principles underlying academic prose. The idea is that the practices and constraints of the genre (PCG) can be “deduced” according to the formula PCG(academic prose) = Gricean Maxims + X, and the goal is to determine the most minimal statement of X that does the job. (50 minutes)


12 October: Holly Keily on gesture and embodiment

This week, Holly will present one or more papers by Hostetter & Alibali 2008 and 2010, on an embodiment perspective in gesture production and the implications for her dissertation research. If you have time to look over one of the papers, check out 2008: it defines the Gesture as Simulated Action (GSA) theory, which is tested experimentally in the 2010 paper.

5 October: CAL STLab, Anastasia Stepanova field report, CAL ALT submission

Wednesday at 4:00!
In another special CAL edition of STLab, Anastasia will present a field report from her summer field trip to Russia to collect Russian data as part of the CAL project. We will also take a more in-depth look at some of Anastasia’s data, and discuss some issues relating to morphological analysis in the CAL Semantic Typology sub-project.
We will also spend a short amount of time planning the CAL workshop submission to the ALT (Association for Linguistic Typology) conference.