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Maryland at Amsterdam Colloqium

December 11, 2019 Linguistics

The 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium has two talks from UMD, one by Anouk and Annemarie, with Valentine and NYU's Ailis Cournane, the other by Paolo Santorio from Philosophy, with collaborators.

Jeff at Storrs

December 07, 2019 Linguistics

UConn hears the holiday story of "WH-Movement through the Ages" from Jeffrey Lidz, reporting work by Jeff, Mina Hirzel, Laurel Perkins and others on the development of children's ability to represent wh-dependencies.

Levin and Polinsky on Austronesian morphology

November 29, 2019 Linguistics

"Morphology in Austronesian Languages" from Maria Polinsky with former postdoc Theodore Levin.

Marisa Fried, Deans Senior Scholar

November 25, 2019 Linguistics

Marisa Fried, Linguistics major, has been named a Dean's Senior Scholar, one of only seven.

Bill and UMD on animal communication

November 21, 2019 Linguistics

What can animal communication teach us about human language?, asks a special issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, edited by Bill Idsardi with Jonathan B. Fritz from NYU and Gerald S. Wilkinson from UMD Biology.

Maryland Today

Distinguishing language from animal communication

November 21, 2019 Linguistics

Special issue of journal asks what our babies can do that birds and chimps cannot.

Howard in Guangzhou (but not Hong Kong)

November 14, 2019 Linguistics

Howard Lasnik gives three talks in Guangzhou, China.

Jeff all SMH NMH on interwebs lingo

November 14, 2019 Linguistics

Listen to Jeffrey Lidz answer the question "How is the internet changing language for kids?" on the In Plain Language podcast.

Annemarie, Nick and Gesoel on 'want' in Ohio

November 07, 2019 Linguistics

"Polysemous "want": Language change from a synchronic perspective," by Annemarie van Dooren, Gesoel Mendes and 2019 alum Nick Huang is at Formal Diachronic Semantics 4 in Columbus, Ohio.

Syntax and Dance

November 06, 2019 Linguistics

Linguistics professor Howard Lasnik is also a long-time Scottish country dancer.