Remember Paul Kiparsky and Abhik Ghosh's article on The Grammar of the Elements, published via American Scientist back in the end of the year? Well, turns out that article was a hit and statistically ranks as the highest viewed article on American Scientist of 2019!
As always, we started the year strong with representation at the annual Linguistic Society of America (LSA) meeting. This year's LSA meeting took place last week in New Orleans from January 2-5. We had plenty of presentations, including:
Ohio State University will be joined by a couple of our Stanford linguists, Cleo Condoravdi and Paul Kiparsky, at their Formal Diachronic Semantics conference from November 15-16. Cleo is an invited speaker, presenting "The rise of possessive modality" while Paul is presenting "The renewal of normal-related comparatives" and providing closing remarks. Both are chairing sessions at the conference.
Paul Kiparsky recently authored an article titled "The Grammar of the Elements" with colleague Abhik Ghosh on American Scientist. This fun and informative read that integrates linguistics and chemistry discusses scientists Panini, Böhtlingk, and Mendeleev. We highly recommend you add it to your read list this weekend!
As part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (declared 2019 by the United Nations), Christian Brickhouse is helping organize a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Indigenous Peoples' Day (October 14) to help spread and share knowledge of the world's indigenous languages.
Congratulations to Elisabeth Norcliffe (Ph.D. '09), who was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship over this past summer. The fellowship will grant funding for Elisabeth's work at the Department of Psychology at the University of York starting the end of this month.
A plethora of Stanford linguists represented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (January 3-6) to start the new year off right!