December 16, 2009Professor James Pustejovsky, chair of the Programs in Language and Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, has been awarded the TJX/Feldberg Chair in Computer Science. Lots of congratulations to Professor Pustejovsky for this honor!
December 1, 2009
Linguistics Professor Emerita Joan Maling has been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Iceland, in recognition of her 35 years of reseach on the Icelandic language, and artuclarly its syntax. Her reserach began in the mid-1970's as an Assistant Professor at Brandeis. The presentation of the degree was accompanied by a two-day workshop on Icelandic linguistics entitled "The Maling Seminar", held in her honor. Pictures and additional details can be found at http://uit.no/scandiasyn/blog/#maling". Many congratulations to Professor Maling!
McGill's Canadian Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates (McCCLU): Call for Abstracts
The Society of Linguistics Undergraduates of McGill University in Montreal, Canada will host their fourth annual conference for linguistics undergraduatesover the weekend of March 12th, 2010. The aims of the conference are to promote undergraduate research, and to foster the growth of the undergraduate linguistics community.
Talks will be 20 minutes, each followed by a 10 minute period for questions, and can be on any topic pertaining to linguistics. Abstracts are also being accepted for students who want to do a poster, rather than giving a talk. Abstracts should be one page, and are due as Word files emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday February 15th, 2010. For more information, visit http://mcclu.com.
Applicants can be from any university, and need not be Canadian. Brandeis linguistics undergraduates have gone in the past, and have all really enjoyed it. We encourage you to apply! Additional undergraduate lingusitics conferences will also be happening this Spring, including one nearby at Harvard University. Watch this space for details!