Ray Jackendoff is the Seth Merrin Professor of Philosophy and the Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. His research has centered on the system of meaning in human language but has drawn him into related issues such as syntax, spatial cognition, social cognition, consciousness, and the cognition of music. His most recent book is A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning, published by Oxford University Press this spring.
Connie Eble has been the English Department’s linguists for more than forty years, teaching Old English, English for Non-native Graduate Students, History of the English Language, Grammar of Current English, and Expository Writing. In 1994 she taught English linguistics at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her book Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language Among College Students (UNC Press, 1996) describes the slang of UNC-CH undergraduates based on her ongoing collection. Her 2012 Colloquium presentation will characterize the corpus for the current academic year.
|9:15||-||Breakfast and mingling|
|10:00||-||Grammaticalization vs. ‘Lateral Grammaticalization’ within Minimalism [handout]|
|Keith Tse, Independent researcher|
|10:30||-||Eastern Andalusian Harmony and Theories of Variation|
|Aaron Kaplan, University of Utah|
|11:15||-||Lexical Selection and Allomorphic Variation in Jerriais|
|Miranda K. McCarvel, University of Utah|
|11:45||-||Underling Invited Speaker: Dr. Connie Eble, Professor, University of North Carolina|
|Tar Heel Talk Class of 2012|
|12:45||-||Lunch at 35 Chinese, 143 W. Franklin St.|
|2:45||-||You Can Say That Again: Effects of Alternative Antecedents on Category and Repeated Noun Phrase Anaphora|
|Laura Dawidziuk, University of Florida|
|3:15||-||The Causative Alternation and Frame Semantics in Persian|
|Ali Safari, Tehran University & Dr. Gholam Hosein Karimi-Doostan, Tehran University|
|4:00||-||Types of Functional Re-orientation of Language Units in Present-day English|
|Andrei Levitsky, Bowling Green State University|
|4:30||-||Keynote Address: Dr. Ray Jackendoff, Professor, Tufts University|
|Even Simpler Syntax: A Hierarchy of Grammatical Complexity|
|Please join us at Pepper’s Pizza, 127 E. Franklin St.|
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The Spring Colloquium is sponsored in part by the Graduate and Professional Student Federation of UNC.