Seth Cable writes:
I'm very happy to announce that the first meeting of the UMAFLAB (UMass Funny Language Breakfast) will be this Friday at 9AM in room 301 of South College (the Partee Room).
This will be a short, purely organizational meeting, where we'll set up our schedule of meetings for the term. Thank you to everyone who wrote in mentioning an interest in presenting!
As another brief reminder about what UMFLAB is: the purpose of UMAFLAB is to bring together individuals with a shared interest in puzzling linguistic data, optimally (but not necessarily) from understudied or minority languages. *Presentations are always informal*. We are *not* looking for polished work or practice talks (though those are welcome). Rather, participants are free to present any puzzles they like. They needn't have any analysis in mind; indeed, part of the fun of the group is hearing other people's thoughts on some difficult problem.
Thus, if all you have is an interesting pattern worth 'boggling at', that's perfect for our group (particularly if it's from an otherwise not-very-much-talked-about language or variety). For example, a run down of all the crazy data obtained during some recent field work (or experimental work, or whatever) would be quite ideal.