13.1162, FYI: Ling Humor, Summer School, Howard Lasnik

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Subject: 13.1162, FYI: Ling Humor, Summer School, Howard Lasnik

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1)
Date:  Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:40:45 -0400
From:  "Mike Maxwell" <maxwell at ldc.upenn.edu>
Subject:  humor

2)
Date:  Tue, 23 Apr 2002 22:58:52 +0200
From:  Tobias Scheer <Tobias.Scheer at unice.fr>
Subject:  9th Central European Summer School in Generative Grammar

3)
Date:  Thu, 25 Apr 2002 11:33:44 -0400 (EDT)
From:  Scott Fults <swf at wam.umd.edu>
Subject:  U of Maryland announces appointment of Howard Lasnik

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:40:45 -0400
From:  "Mike Maxwell" <maxwell at ldc.upenn.edu>
Subject:  humor

I don't know when you might post linguistic humor again, but here's one
that should tickle any linguist who has ever puzzled over donkey
sentences: a dog sentence!

"There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it."
- Anonymous

     Mike Maxwell
     Linguistic Data Consortium
     maxwell at ldc.upenn.edu


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 23 Apr 2002 22:58:52 +0200
From:  Tobias Scheer <Tobias.Scheer at unice.fr>
Subject:  9th Central European Summer School in Generative Grammar

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9th Central European Summer School in Generative Grammar

We are pleased to (belatedly, sorry) announce this year's Central European
Summer School in Generative Grammar, to be held in

Novi Sad, Serbia
from
July 22nd - August 3rd

registration is taking place at

http://egg.auf.net

where more detailed information is available.
Deadline for application: May 15th
Students from Central and Eastern European countries can apply for
financial support (covering travel, visa and accommodation expenses).
There will be an introductory and an advanced track. The list of courses is
appended below.

Tobias Scheer
on behalf of GLEE (Generative Linguistics in Eastern Europe)

Introductory
Syntax - Semantics -Acquisition
Klaus Abels (UConn) - Linguistics is Biology: An Introduction to Basic
Issues and Concepts
Michal Starke (NYU) - Basic Introduction to Syntactic Theory
Hedde Zeijlstra (Amsterdam) - Introduction to Semantics
John Bailyn (SUNY) - Comparative Slavic Syntax
Peter Svenonius (Tromso) - Scandinavian Syntax
Olga Tomic (Leiden) - From 'Syntactic Structures' to the Minimalist Program
Gillian Ramchand (Oxford) - Introduction to the Semantics of Events
Ute Bohnacker (Lund) - Bilingual child language acquisition
Andrew Nevins (MIT) - Why Irregular English Plurals are Morphology as Usual
Ad Neeleman (UCL) - An Introduction to Morphological Interfaces
Phonology
Haike Jacobs (Nijmegen) - Introduction to Non-linear Phonology
Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill) - Contemporary approaches to historical
phonology
Jonathan Kaye (Gerona) - Constituent Structure in Phonology
Martin Kraemer (Ulster) - A typology of vowel harmony

Advanced
Syntax - Semantics -Acquisition
Klaus Abels (UConn) - The syntax of preposition stranding
John Bailyn (SUNY) - Slavic Word Order
Ad Neeleman (UCL) - The Configurational Matrix
Michal Starke (NYU) - The Day Syntax Ate Morphology
Peter Svenonius (Tromso) - Prepositions and case
Gillian Ramchand (Oxford) - Aspectual (De)composition
Hedde Zeijlstra (Amsterdam) - The Syntax and Semantics of Negation
Ute Bohnacker (Lund) - How language acquisition turned generative
Andrew Nevins (MIT) - Reduplication: The Computation from Merge to PF
Olga Tomic (Leiden) - Topics in Balkan Syntax
Phonology
Haike Jacobs (Nijmegen) - Optimaility Theory: Stress, Change and Acquisition
Patrick Honeybone (Edge Hill) - Issues and implications in segmental structure
Jonathan Kaye (Gerona) - Phonology-Morphology Interface
Martin Kraemer (Ulster) - Derivational aspects of vowel harmony in a
nonderivational framework (OT)


-------------------------------- Message 3 -------------------------------

Date:  Thu, 25 Apr 2002 11:33:44 -0400 (EDT)
From:  Scott Fults <swf at wam.umd.edu>
Subject:  U of Maryland announces appointment of Howard Lasnik

		UMCP announces appointment of Howard Lasnik

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Department of Linguistics in the College of ARHU
at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce the appointment of
Howard Lasnik as Professor of Linguistics, beginning Fall 2002. Since
receiving his Ph.D. from MIT in 1972, Howard Lasnik has been on the
faculty at the University of Connecticut, where he was named Board of
Trustees Distinguished Professor. He has held visiting positions at
numerous universities and in 2000 was a Fellow of the Institute for
Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. He has played a prominent role
in linguistic theorizing in the generative-transformational framework
advanced by Noam Chomsky (MIT). Within this framework, Howard Lasnik's own
work has encompassed most of the central areas of theoretical syntax,
including phrase structure, movement, scope, anaphora, ellipsis, and
verbal morphology, as well as more foundational issues of language
learnability and the general properties of linguistic theories.  His
publications include six books and more than seventy-five articles, three
of them co-authored with Noam Chomsky. His two most recent books are
Minimalist Analysis (1999, Blackwell) and Syntactic Structures Revisited:
Contemporary Lectures on Classic Transformational Theory (2000 MIT Press,
with M. Depiante and A. Stepanov). He is known as much for his teaching
and advising as for his research, having supervised 40 Ph.D.
dissertations, including those of two current faculty in the Department of
Linguistics at UMCP, Rosalind Thornton and Juan Uriagereka. This
appointment will also reunite him with a former colleague of 15 years,
Stephen Crain (Chair). Howard Lasnik has won numerous teaching and
research awards, and was honored with a festschrift published by MIT
Press, on the occasion of his 25th year of teaching. To quote Noam
Chomsky:

"For thirty years, Howard Lasnik has been a leading figure in the study of
language, with fundamental contributions in many areas and unparalleled
success in teaching and research supervision. He will be a wonderful
addition to an already outstanding department. "

In addition to being one of the world's leading linguists, Howard Lasnik
is a fully certified teacher of Scottish Country Dancing, and has taught
classes and workshops all over New England and in California. He also
plays drums in five nationally known Scottish Country Dance bands.

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