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The Sesquipedalian

The newsletter of the Stanford Department of Linguistics is published every Friday during the academic year.

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Jan 13 2021
Congrats to our two newest PhDs, Ciyang Qing and Bonnie Krejci! Ciyang's dissertation was titled "Semantic underspecification and its contextual resolution in the domain of degrees," and he will be a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Ciyang will be working on Floris Roelofsen'...
Jan 13 2021
Paul Kiparsky, Ashwini Deo (PhD '06), and Inbal Arnon (PhD '09) will be presenting at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Language Change: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives conference to be held virtually on January 20 and 21. Paul Kiparsky: "Syntactic change: Traversing the fitness landscape...
Jan 13 2021
Congratulations to Judith Degen on her reappointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics!
Jan 13 2021
Dan Jurafsky was recently featured on Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio podcast, where he talks at length about the language of food. You can tune in to the conversation via Apple Podcasts here.
Jan 13 2021
On January 6, Penny Eckert delivered the prize presentation of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences's Talcott Parsons Prize for noted sociolinguist William Labov. You can read more about the award ceremony here, and you can also read the official press release here.
Jan 13 2021
Although the LSA Meeting was supposed to be held in San Francisco this past week, due to the pandemic it was held virtually. One of the consequences is that there was no Stanford party, so we missed the wonderful opportunity it provides to bring current and former department members together. We...