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Penny Eckert gave a colloquium at the University of Oregon Department of Linguistics on January 23.

Penny was also recently featured on This American Life, talking about vocal fry. You can read the transcript here.

Arnold Zwicky was featured in a discussion in Time Magazine on “portmansnows” (creative ways people are talking about the storm in the Northeast – link here).

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Robert Podesva will give a colloquium on “The Social and Linguistic Distribution of Creaky Voice (Vocal Fry)” at Brown University next Wednesday.

Bonnie Krejci will be giving a talk on “Chacobo verb splitting and the vP shell” jointly with Adam Tallman (UTexas) at the 20th Annual Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas this weekend at the University of Arizona.

Cleo Condoravdi will present ‘Assertions, Declarations and Explicit Performatives’ at the workshop ‘The Action-Product Distinction and Its Importance for Speech Act Theory and Social Ontology’ at UC Berkeley on January 31.

Look Who’s Talking (etc.)! LSA special

An enormous number of current and former Stanford linguists are presenting or this weekend at LSA 2015, in Portland, Oregon.

Tom Wasow will be inducted as a 2015 LSA Fellow at the LSA Business Meeting tonight (Friday 9 January) from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.

Kevin McGowan will teach a Praat Scripting minicourse on January 8, as part of the LSA Annual Meeting.

John Rickford will organize the Panel Linguists in Industry.

Talks by current students & Faculty:

  • Annette D’Onofrio (Stanford University): Social meaning in early linguistic perception: Evidence from eye-tracking
  • Arto Anttila (Stanford University): Free variation in Finnish structural case
  • Teresa Pratt (Stanford University): BOOT-fronting in inland California: The role of trajectory measurements in characterizing vowel quality
  • Janneke Van Hofwegen (Stanford University): The new normal: Multi-modal distributions signifying loci of vocalic stylization
  • Bonnie Krejci (Stanford University), Katherine Hilton (Stanford University): There’s three variants: Agreement variation under existential there
  • Kevin McGowan (Stanford University), Meghan Sumner (Stanford University): A phonetic explanation for the usefulness of within-category variation
  • Meghan Sumner (Stanford University), Kevin McGowan (Stanford University), Annette D’Onofrio (Stanford University), Teresa Pratt (Stanford University): Casual speech is more sensitive to top-down information than careful speech
  • Prerna Nadathur (Stanford University): Towards an explanatory account of conditional perfection
  • James Collins (Stanford University): Be about to and the proximal future
  • Philip Crone (Stanford University): Purported blocking effects in English causatives revisited
  • Robert Podesva (Stanford University), Anita Szakay (Queen Mary, University of London), Patrick Callier (Stanford University): Gender differences in the acoustic realization of creaky voice: evidence from conversational data collected in inland California
  • Masoud Jasbi (Stanford University): The semantics of differential object marking in Persian
  • Annette D’Onofrio (Stanford University), Penelope Eckert (Stanford University), Robert Podesva (Stanford University), Teresa Pratt (Stanford University), Janneke Van Hofwegen (Stanford University): Low vowel variation in California (ADS talk)


Posters by current students and faculty:

  • Nicholas Moores (Stanford University), Kevin McGowan (Stanford University), Meghan Sumner (Stanford University), Michael C. Frank (Stanford University): Children use phonetically-cued talker information to infer speaker meaning (39)
  • Robin Melnick (Stanford University): On the time-course of discourse linking: Experiments with Turkish wh-in-situ islands (29)
  • Katherine Hilton (Stanford University): How character types mediate the effect of gender on phonetic variation (32)
  • Roger Levy (University of California, San Diego), Christopher Potts (Stanford University): Communicating in language, and
  • about language, using disjunction (49)
  • Seung Kyung Kim (Stanford University), Meghan Sumner (Stanford University): Understanding who said what how: The role of phonetically-cued talker information in spoken language understanding (6)
  • Robin Melnick (Stanford University), Eric Acton (Eastern Michigan University): Function words, power, and opposition: A socio-pragmatic “deep” corpus study (63)

Alum talks etc.:

  • Tracy Conner (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Jeremy Hartman (University of Massachusetts Amherst): Apparent raising out of do so anaphora
  • Rebecca Starr (National University of Singapore), Joseph Sung-Yul Park (National University of Singapore): Say the Word: Negotiating standard English on a Singaporean pronunciation game show
  • Roey Gafter (Stanford University): What is a stigmatized variant doing in the word list?
  • Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (The Ohio State University), Cynthia G. Clopper (The Ohio State University), Kiwako Ito (The Ohio State University), Leslie Moore (The Ohio State University). Shari R. Speer (The Ohio State University), Laura Wagner (The Ohio State University): Language outreach within a science museum
  • Roger Levy (University of California, San Diego): Grammatical knowledge is fundamentally probabilistic
  • Stephanie Shih (University of California, Merced): Probabilistic prosodification of lexical versus grammatical words
  • Lev Blumenfeld (Carleton University), Phillip Burness (Carleton University), Erin Riley (Carleton University): Stress and length in Nauruan
  • Rebecca Starr (National University of Singapore), Stephanie Shih (University of California, Merced): Perception of moraic and syllabic text-setting among Japanese native speakers and learners
  • Tyler Schnoebelen will participate in the LSA 2015 Career Exploration Expo.

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Nicholas Moores, Kevin McGowan, Meghan Sumner, and Michael Frank will be presenting “Children Use Phonetically-Cued Talker Information to Disambiguate Similar Objects” at Psychonomics 2014 in Long Beach this weekend.

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Rob Podesva will give a colloquium talk today at University of Michigan Linguistics, on “On the Complementarity of the Three Waves: The Acoustic Realization of /s/ in Inland California”.

Dan Jurafksy will speak at a symposium on “Food: Origin, Innovation, Imagination” at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art on November 17, sponsored by the Case Western Institute for the Science of Origins.

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Vera Gribanova will present “Discourse-driven head movement, VSO and ellipsis in Russian” at NELS 45 at MIT on Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

Chris Manning’s work with numerous collaborators was presented at EMNLP 2014, in Doha, Qatar:

  • “NaturalLI: Natural Logic Inference for Common Sense Reasoning” (Gabor Angeli and Christopher D. Manning)
  • “A Fast and Accurate Dependency Parser using Neural Networks” (Danqi Chen and Christopher Manning)
  • “Human Effort and Machine Learnability in Computer Aided Translation” (Spence Green, Sida I. Wang, Jason Chuang, Jeffrey Heer, Sebastian Schuster and Christopher D. Manning)
  • “Modeling Biological Processes for Reading Comprehension” (Jonathan Berant, Vivek Srikumar, Pei-Chun Chen, Abby Vander Linden, Brittany Harding, Brad Huang and Christopher D. Manning)
  • “Glove: Global Vectors for Word Representation” (Jeffrey Pennington, Richard Socher and Christopher Manning)
  • “Combining Distant and Partial Supervision for Relation Extraction” (Gabor Angeli, Julie Tibshirani, Jean Wu and Christopher D. Manning)
  • “Learning Spatial Knowledge for Text to 3D Scene Generation” (Angel Chang, Manolis Savva and Christopher D. Manning)

“Predictive Translation Memory: A mixed-initiative system for human language translation” (Spence Green, Jason Chuang, Jeffrey Heer, and Christopher D. Manning) was presented earlier this month at the ACM 2014 User Interface and Technology Symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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We already announced the large crop of Stanford presentations at NWAV 43 this week, but we missed one important piece (sorry John!):

  • John Rickford will be speaking as part of a tribute to Walt Wolfram on the occasion of Wolfram winning North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Medal.

Lelia Glass will present “Corpus evidence for systematicity in compounds” (joint work with Beth Levin and Dan Jurafsky) at the Berkeley Syntax Circle on October 31.

Dan Jurafsky will present “Macaroon, Macaron, Macaroni: The Secret Language of Food” at the Gunn-SIEPR Building today from 3:15 to 4:15 as part of the Reunion Homecoming Festivities.

Vera Gribanova will present “Discourse-driven head movement, VSO and ellipsis in Russian” at NELS 45 at MIT on Oct. 31-Nov. 2.