Archive for the ‘Alums’ Category

Stephanie Shih to Join UC Merced Faculty

And congratulations to Stephanie Shih, who has accepted an offer for a tenure-track faculty position in the department of Cognitive & Information Sciences at UC Merced!

Congratulations to Olga Dmitrieva

Olga Dmitrieva (Ph.D. 2012) has accepted a tenure track offer from Purdue University, with a 50-50 appointment in Russian linguistics (School of languages and cultures) and Linguistics.

Congratulations, Olga!

Look Who’s Talking!

James Collins will be presenting this Friday, March 7, at the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 32) on Diagnosing Predicate Fronting with Coordinate Structure Constraint Violations

Several current and past Stanford linguists will be presenting at CUNY 2014:

  • Chris Potts will give a plenary talk on Characterizing expressive and social meaning with large corpora as part of the Special Session on Experimental Pragmatics.
  • Judith Degen will give a plenary talk on Alternatives in Pragmatic Inference as part of the Special Session on Experimental Pragmatics.
  • Klinton Bicknell and Roger Levy will be presenting on The mind leads the eyes: ungrammaticality detection from two words back in reading.
  • Kevin McGowan, Meghan Sumner, Annette D’Onofrio, and Teresa Pratt will be presenting on The contribution of form and meaning to the processing of careful and casual speech.
  • Chigusa Kurumada, Meredith Brown, Sarah Bibyk, Daniel Pontillo and Michael Tanenhaus will be presenting on Expectation-adaptation in the incremental interpretation of contrastive prosody.
  • Richard Futrell, Tina Hickey, Aldrin Lee, Eunice Lim, Elena Luchkina and Edward Gibson will be presenting on A cross-linguistic verb-final bias in gesturing paradigms.
  • Marie-Catherine de Marneffe and Judith Tonhauser will be presenting on Prosody affects scalar implicature generation.
  • Jennifer E. Arnold, Elise C. Rosa, Mark Klinger, Patrick Powell, Alison Meyer will be presenting on Mechanisms of prosody production: Differences between children with and without ASD.

Sarah Benor Finalist for Literature Prize

Stanford Linguistics PhD, 2004 Sarah Benor (now Associate Professor at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion) was runner up to coveted 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature for her work, Becoming Frum: How Newcomers Learn the Language and Culture of Orthodox Judaism.

Read more about the award and about the Jewish Book Council here, and read more about Sarah and her work here.

Congratulations, Sarah!

New book by Emily Bender

Emily Bender, Stanford Linguistics PhD 2000, has just released a new book entitle Linguistic Fundamentals for Natural Language Processing: 100 Essentials from Morphology and Syntax. Check it out here.

Congratulations, Emily!

Dr. Laura Staum Casasanto appointed LSA Project Manager

Laura Staum Casasanto, Stanford Linguistics PhD 2009, was recently appointed Project Manager for the 2015 Linguistic Institute, which will be held July 6 – 31, 2015.

Mary Dalrymple Elected Fellow of British Academy

Mary Dalrymple, Stanford Linguistics PhD ’90 and current Professor of Linguistics at University of Oxford, has just been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Congratulations, Mary!

Look Who’s Talking!

Stanford linguists are busy traveling around the world this fall to speak about their work. Here are some September highlights:

Vera Gribanova will speak on “Subject position, case and agreement in Uzbek” at the Berkeley Syntax & Semantics Circle on September 13.

Several grad students and recent Stanford PhDs are presenting at Sinn und Bedeutung 13 in the Basque country (September 11-13):

  • Tania Rojas-Esponda: “A QUD account of the German particle doch”
  • Lelia Glass: “The creative and the fluffy: construing properties two ways in English D+Adj”
  • Scott Grimm: “Individuating the abstract”
  • Karlos Arregi, Itamar Francez and Martina Martinovic: “Specificational subjects are individual concepts”

Paul Kiparsky will speak on

The program of the Colloque de syntaxe et sémantique à Paris 2013 (September 26-28) is chock-full of current and former Stanford linguists:

  • Lauri Karttunen, Annie Zaenen, Cleo Condoravdi and Stanley Peters: “What does one do when one is not stupid? Factive and implicative dialects of evaluative adjectives”
  • Eric Acton: “Standard change and the Finnish partitive-accusative object distinction”
  • Timothy Dozat and Jeffrey Runner: “Someone will attend this talk (and it definitely should be!), I just don’t know by whom: An analysis of voice mismatch in VP ellipsis and sluicing”

Congrats to all – and check back for more October announcements in the next issue!