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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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Sep 23 2020
Since we will not be hosting in-person socials this academic year, readers might appreciate the following item from the 9/29/2006 issue’s “Caught in the Act” section:  A picture of the then first years planning the first social of the year.  And this issue will allow you to put names to faces....
Sep 25 2020
We're pleased to welcome four recently-declared undergraduates in Linguistics! They are: Kezia Lopez Maya Navar Evan Peng Luca Pistor If you see them around, be sure to say hi!
Sep 23 2020
Congratulations to the three first-year Ph.D. students who received Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) fellowships from the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) for 2020! Adolfo Hermosillo Alexia Hernandez Tony Velasquez They are joining previous awardees among...
Sep 23 2020
Stanford linguists presented their research at the online 30th Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 30) conference from August 17 to August 20, 2020: Judith Tonhauser (Ph.D. '06): Constraint-based projection (Join work with Judith Degen) Sunwoo Jeong (Ph.D. '18): Prosodically-conditioned factive...
Sep 23 2020
Sebastian Schuster and Judith Degen gave a poster presentation titled "Explaining away in semantic/pragmatic adaptation" at the 26rd Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP 2020). The conference was held virtually September 3 to September 5, 2020.
Sep 23 2020
Stanford linguists presented their research at the virtual 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020) from July 5 to Jul 10, 2020! Presentations included: Ethan A. Chi, John Hewitt and Christopher D. Manning: Finding Universal Grammatical Relations in...