Fall 2017

Ling-Lunch is a series of weekly talks, open to all linguistics topics. It is held in an informal setting, and everybody is welcome to present their work, but preference is given to members of the MIT Linguistics Department.

We meet every Thursday from 12:30 to 1:50 pm in room 32-D461.

Meetings and changes in the schedule are announced by email to interested people. If you want to receive the email announcements, want to present something, or have any other comments about Ling-Lunch, please email the organizers.

September 7, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Colin Davis (MIT)

    September 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

    Title: Intermediate Stranding, Constraints on Movement, and Cyclic Linearization

    Abstract:
    I argue that certain rarely considered facts about stranding point us towards a particular understanding of some general issues in syntactic theory, namely: The theory of phasal domains/spellout, and the nature of movement operations. In particular, using data from English, West Ulster English, Afrikaans, Polish,…

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September 14, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Ted Gibson (MIT)

    September 14, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

    Title: Color naming across languages reflects color use

    Abstract:
    What determines how languages categorize colors? We analyzed results of the World Color Survey (WCS) of 110 languages to show that despite gross differences across languages, communication of chromatic chips is always better for warm colors (yellows/reds) than cool colors (blues/greens). We present the first analysis…

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September 21, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Jessica Rett (UCLA)

    September 21, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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September 28, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Naomi Francis (MIT)

    September 28, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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October 5, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Sarah Zobel (University of Tübingen, MIT)

    October 5, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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October 12, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Itai Bassi & Nick Longenbaugh (MIT)

    October 12, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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October 19, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Justin Colley (MIT) // Ezer Rasin (MIT) & Roni Katzir (MIT, Tel Aviv University) [NELS Practice Talks]

    October 19, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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October 26, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Deniz Özyıldız (UMass-Amherst)

    October 26, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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November 2, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Asia Pietraszko (UConn)

    November 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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November 9, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Snejana Iovtcheva (MIT)

    November 9, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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November 16, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Roberta D'Alessandro (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics)

    November 16, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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November 30, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Michelle Yuan (MIT)

    November 30, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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December 7, 2017
  • Ling-Lunch -- Suzana Fong (MIT)

    December 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

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