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The Sesquipedalian

The newsletter of the Stanford Department of Linguistics.

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Jun 14 2019
A major congratulations to undergraduate Alma Flores-Pérez for being awarded a Golden Medal for her honor thesis "'Voy a decir a la mastra': Navigating, reinforcing, and challenging language boundaries in a Spanish-immersion preschool"!  The Robert M. Golden Medal for Excellence in the Humanities...
Jun 14 2019
Congratulations to undergraduate Atticus Geiger in receiving the Firestone Medal for his Symbolic Systems honor thesis "Can Natural Language Inference Learning Models Perform Natural Logic Reasoning?"!  The Firestone Medal for Excellence in Undergraduate Research recognizes the top ten percent of...
Jun 14 2019
Congratulations to Ed King, Kate Lindsey, Prerna Nadathur, and Simon Todd for successfully passing their dissertation orals late last month.
Jun 14 2019
The staff of Sesquipedalian wants to wish everyone a good summer of rest and research! Thank you for another excellent year of talks, presentations, awards, and prestige. We'll see you again in the fall! 
Jun 14 2019
Please give it up for our Spring 2019 graduates! They have worked so hard and have made the department an incredibly fun place to be! Ph.D. graduates: Tim Dozat Simon Todd M.A. graduates: Casey Philip Wong B.A. graduates: Ting Wei (Juliana) Chang Ali Chassebi Lindy Loren Clute Alma Ixchel...
Jun 7 2019
Several Stanford linguists are presenting research at the New Pragmatic Theories based on Experimental Evidence (XPRAG) Conference taking place at the University of Edinburg from June 19-21.  Judith Degen is giving two keynote talks: "The Rational Speech Act framework: an integrative theory of the...
Jun 14 2019
As the summer heat cools down this fall, keep an eye (and your ballots!) out for our alumnus John Beaver (Ph.D. '06) as he awaits his official nomination confirmation to be the succeeding co-editor of Language, the Linguistic Society of America (LSA)'s flagship journal! John awaits the vote of the...

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