Congratulations to Dr. Gribanova as her reappointment as Assistant Professor in the department has been approved!
Archive for the ‘Faculty’ Category
Professor John Rickford appeared this week on NPR’s ”All Things Considered” in a piece about the history of “ask/ax” variation, also summarized in this article on npr.org. As John point out, the comments section of the online edition is itself of considerable sociolinguistic interest.
Dan Jurafsky presented “Extracting Social Meaning from the Everyday” at Georgetown University’s Guest Speaker Series on November 12.
Stephanie Shih presented “Local Interactions In Agreement By Correspondence” at the UCLA Phonology Seminar on the 20th.
Rob Podesva gave a colloquium at Pomona College yesterday (Nov. 21) and will give a UCLA colloquium today (Nov. 22) entitled “Social Constraints On The Phonetic Realization Of /S/ In Inland California: Effects Of Conservatism And Normative Gender”.
Professor John Rickford was officially elected to the position of Vice President/President-Elect of the Linguistic Society of America as the result of a recently finalized voting of the LSA Nominating Committee. You can read the LSA’s biography of John here.
Geoffrey Pullum posted a very nice obituary for Ivan this week on Linguist List, worth reading for both personal and historical/intellectual value.
We inadvertently missed an important item in last week’s Look Who’s Talking! segment:
- At NWAV43 this weekend, John R. Rickford and Sharese King will present “Rachel Jeantel’s Testimony in the Zimmerman case: Descriptive, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics Perspectives”.
Lauri Karttunen and Annie Zaenen will be giving two talks at the University of Edinburgh this weekend:
- “The multiple interpretations of be lucky to VP”
- “When you aren’t stupid you do not do stupid things: implicative uses of evaluative factive adjectives”
These presentations result from joint work with Cleo Condoravdi and Stanley Peters and their 2012 interns Miriam King Connor, Marianne Naval, Tania Rojas-Esponda, and their 2013 interns, Stuart Melton, Kenny Moran, Dasha Popova, in the Language and Natural Reasoning group at CSLI.
Stephanie Shih and Sharon Inkelas will present “Unstable surface correspondence as the source of local conspiracies” at NELS 44 at the University of Connecticut on October 18-20.
A number of current or recent Stanford linguists and affliates will present their work at EMNLP 2013 in Seattle, WA on October 18-21:
- Sida Wang, Mengqiu Wang, Chris Manning, Percy Liang and Stefan Wager: “Feature Noising for Log-linear Structured Prediction”
- Aju Thalappillil Scaria, Jonathan Berant, Mengqiu Wang, Peter Clark, Justin Lewis, Brittany Harding and Christopher Manning: “Learning Biological Processes with Global Constraints”
- Richard Socher, Alex Perelygin, Jean Wu, Christopher Manning, Andrew Ng and Jason Chuang: “Recursive Models for Semantic Compositionality Over a Sentiment Treebank”
- Will Zou, Richard Socher, Daniel Cer and Christopher Manning: “Bilingual Word Embeddings for Phrase-Based Machine Translation”
- Valentin Spitkovsky, Hiyan Alshawi and Daniel Jurafsky: “Breaking Out of Local Optima with Count Transforms and Model Recombinations: A Study in Grammar Induction”
- Joo-Kyung Kim and Marie-Catherine de Marneffe: “Deriving adjectival scales from continuous space word representations”
Joan Bresnan will be spending the month of October in Paris as the International Chair of Quantitative and Experimental Linguistics at Labex Empirical Foundations of Linguistics.