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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 20 2021
For January's Artifact of the Month, we bring you these mementos of the inaugural West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 1), held at Stanford from January 22-24, 1982. A look at the program reveals that it included an all-star cast of presenters! Among them were current and former...
Jan 20 2021
On January 30, Michael Hahn will be presenting at the virtual Theoretical and Experimental Approaches to Modification conference, organized by the University of Tübingen's Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 833. The title of Hahn's presentation is "An information-theoretic explanation of adjective...
Jan 20 2021
On January 20, Dan Jurafsky presented at the Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture at UCLA. You can learn more about the event here.
Jan 20 2021
We would like to wish Penny Eckert the best as this quarter begins her new career stage as Professor Emerita!
Jan 20 2021
Mark your calendars for this year's QP Fest on Friday, April 15, 2021 — this will be an opportunity to hear about the most recent set of qualifying papers. Attending is particularly important year, since there are many fewer opportunities for informal interactions. Stay tuned for the exact times...

Upcoming Events

Robert Henderson and Elin McCready
University of Arizona and Aoyama Gakuin University
January 28, 2021 - 3:00pm
Online (Zoom) - email Brandon Waldon (...
Type: Cognition and Language Workshop
Hannah Gibson
University of Essex
January 29, 2021 - 10:00am
Online (Zoom)
Type: Linguistics Colloquium