19 October 2014

Area Workshops

Here’s a rundown of this week’s activities in the area workshops.

Semantics Workshop: Wednesday, 12:20-1:10, ILC N451

This meeting will be the first of two sessions concentrating on abstract writing. Seth will review a short (non-exhaustive) list of some general ‘pointers’ on abstract writing, which participants are invited to expand on or respond to. Following this, some faculty (definitely Seth) will share abstracts of theirs which were accepted and rejected, allowing participants to see the range of issues that can sometimes make a difference.

Finally, if there’s time remaining, we’ll begin to together constructively workshop students’ abstracts. Students are asked to bring recent abstracts of theirs, particularly abstracts that they will be submitting in the near future, so that we can together suggest improvements. This ‘workshop’ portion of the workshop will continue into the next session, if need be.

Psycholing Workshop: Thursday, 3:00-4:00, ILC N400

Amanda will talk about linking hypotheses between experimental data and theory, starting with a look at assumptions underlying eyetracking as a methodology, rounding out with a discussion of ERP in p-side research.

Syntax Workshop: Thursday, 4:00-5:00, ILC N451

Ethan Poole will be leading a discussion in preparation for Preminger's colloquium talk on Friday.

Phonology Workshop: Tuesday, 1:00-2:15, ILC N451.

This week Alex Nazarov will present his talk "Vowel reduction in Dutch” (in preparation for NELS) and Sang-Im Lee-Kim will present a talk on "Vowel transitions."