The Circle is a weekly forum dedicated to discussion of the descriptive, experimental, and theoretical study of syntax and semantics, featuring presentations of ongoing research by members of the Berkeley Linguistics Department and other departments, as well as discussion of previously published works.
233 Dwinelle Hall
fleisher at berkeley dot edu
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics
Nick Fleisher will present a portion of his dissertation research, on modal attributive adjectives.
Russell Lee-Goldman will lead a discussion of Gosse Bouma, Robert Malouf, and Ivan A. Sag's 2001 NLLT paper 'Satisfying constraints on extraction and adjunction.' (Link requires UCB proxy authentication.) (For a very quick overview of some basic HPSG concepts, click here.)
No meeting due to The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Amy Campbell will lead a discussion of 'The real-time status of island phenomena,' by Colin Phillips (Language, Dec. 2006). (Link requires UCB proxy authentication.)
Ange Strom-Weber will lead a discussion of 'Subjacency and S-structure movement of wh-in-situ,' by Akira Watanabe (Journal of East Asian Linguistics 1: 255–291, 1992). (Link requires UCB proxy authentication.)
David Allison will present a talk on his research on automatic document classification.
Alice Gaby will present a talk entitled 'Pragmatic functions of Thaayorre ergative morphology.'
NOTE special time and place:
3:30 pm in 1229 Dwinelle.
Rebecca Cover will present a practice talk for the Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL), entitled 'The narrative tense that isn't: Narrative morphology in Badiaranke.'
James Isaacs will present a talk on his research.
No meeting due to Spring Break.
Michael Houser will present a talk entitled 'Do so anaphora and the (non)evidence for internal VP structure.' For some background on the subject matter of the talk, see Kehler and Ward's 1999 paper available for download here.
Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Belgian National Scientific Research Fund / University of Louvain) will present a talk entitled 'Testing the linguistic and cognitive reality of prototypes: The case of high-frequency verbs.'
Yao Yao will present a talk entitled 'Chinese double nominative structure revisited.'
No meeting due to The 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics.
UPDATE (May 1):
Geoff Nunberg's scheduled talk has been cancelled. We will try to reschedule for next semester.