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The Sesquipedalian

The newsletter of the Stanford Department of Linguistics.


Oct 8 2015
On September 30, Stanford linguists worked to recruit the next generation of linguists at the Undergraduate Major Fair. John Rickford, Boris Harizanov, Laura Schilling, Sunwoo Jeong, Tyler Lemon, Bonnie Krejci, and Lelia Glass chatted with over 50 undergraduates, canvassing them about our...
Oct 8 2015
Will Leben describes the phonetics of sound symbolism on BBC Radio 4's program "Word of Mouth" for their episode "Inventing Brand Names". He starts on minute 13:10. 
Oct 8 2015
Penny Eckert appeared in a recent New York Times article "How a New York Accent Can Help You Get Ahead," talking about the indexical meaning of the New York accents of presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
Oct 8 2015
Dan Jurafsky's widely heralded book "The Language of Food" will begin to be published in paperback edition starting October 13. If you haven't picked up a copy of his book because it's too heavy, now's your chance!
Oct 8 2015
James Collins will present "Composition and opacity without articles: A case study in Tagalog" at the 46th annual meeting of the North East Linguistics Society at Concordia University on October 17.
Oct 8 2015
Chris Potts gave an invited talk at the 2015 Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris on October 8: "Negotiating lexical uncertainty and speaker expertise with disjunction".

Upcoming Events

Georgia Zellou
University of California, Davis
October 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
Type: P-interest Workshop
Boris Harizanov
October 16, 2015 - 1:30pm
Type: SMircle
Roumyana Pancheva
University of Southern California
October 16, 2015 - 3:30pm
Type: Linguistics Colloquium
Paul Kiparsky
October 17, 2015 - 12:00pm
In front of the Linguistics department