Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Unlocking Hyper-Raising: Making the Most of Syntactic Optionality and Variation. Linguistics colloquium by Claire Halpert, 15 Nov @ 4:00p.

Please join us on Friday for a linguistics colloquium talk by Claire Halpert, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota. Claire's research interests revolve around the syntax of Zulu and other Bantu languages. 
Unlocking hyper-raising*: Making the most of syntactic optionality and variation
Linguistics Colloquium by Claire Halpert
Friday, 15 November 2013, at 4:00p
Goodsell 003
*What is 'hyper-raising', you ask? Hyper-raising does not obtain in English, but the basic pattern is illustrated in (i). Contrast this with what linguists refer to as 'raising', illustrated in (ii). If you'd like to know more, you know where to be on Friday afternoon! 
(i) a. * Robin seems [that ___ is tired]    
    b. It seems [that Robin is tired]
(ii)   Robin seems [ ___  to be tired]

MA in Computational Linguistics at Brandeis

From James Pustejovsky, Chair of the Brandeis Computer Science Department, and colleagues:

The Brandeis University Masters in Computational Linguistics is a unique program designed for students with backgrounds in linguistics, languages, computer science or mathematics who are interested in further study in computational linguistics. This two-year program provides students with a strong theoretical foundation and a working knowledge of applications, as well as solid programming skills and knowledge of industry standards and tools.  When they graduate, our students are prepared for jobs in speech recognition, machine translation, search, and information extraction or continuing on to a PhD in computational linguistics. 

You can find more info at

    James Pustejovsky, Program Chair
    Lotus Goldberg, Advising
    Marie Meteer, Industry Liaison

from the Monterey Institute of International Studies: summer language scholarships for prospective students

From Jill Stoffers, Executive Director of Enrollment Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies:

Greetings from Monterey!

We wanted to announce to you that the Monterey Institute of International Studies is once again offering summer language scholarships for prospective students! The Betty and David Jones scholarship will be granted to 50 or more students for summer 2014. Students may improve their language skills or learn a new language!

To qualify for summer language scholarships, candidates must also apply for a Monterey Institute degree program for Fall 2014. Deadline to apply for scholarship is February 1st, 2014. Please see our website for complete application instructions: 

The Monterey Institute accepts applications on a rolling basis. The priority scholarship deadlines for Fall 2014 are December 1st, February 1st, and March 1st.