Ling-Lunch

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Spring 2018

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 6, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Richard Faure (Harvard)

    September 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

    Title: Wh-fronting is not wh-movement in colloquial French

    Abstract:

    French is said to be one of those languages that have the option to form wh-questions with in-situ (1a) or ex-situ whPs (1c). It is also assumed to have optional subject-verb inversion (1d). Moreover, wh-in-situ structures come actually in two guises, with or without a prosodic…

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September 13, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Julian Lysvik (University of Oslo, MIT)

    September 13, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

    Title: Channel bias in artificial language learning of word-final obstruent voicing

    Abstract:
    This talk outlines an ALL experiment designed to test for learning and production biases in word-final voicing. Previous studies (see summary in Moreton & Pater, 2011) have not shown learning effects of such biases in forced-choice tasks. In my experiment, no bias against word-final voiced…

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September 20, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Vincent Rouillard & Naomi Francis (MIT)

    September 20, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

    Talk 1
    Speaker: Vincent Rouillard (MIT)
    Title: Number Inflection, Spanish Bare Interrogatives, and Higher-Order Quantification
    Abstract:

    In this joint work with Luis Alonso-Ovalle, we examine the behavior of simplex interrogative expressions in Spanish. Many languages including Spanish inflect who for number; Spanish has quién (who.sg) and quiénes (who.pl). Assuming Dayals’s (1996)…

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September 27, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Itai Bassi & Keny Chatain (MIT)

    September 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm
    32-D461

    Speaker: Itai Bassi (MIT)
    Title: Fake Indexicals: the grammar of variable binding
    Abstract:

    In (1), ’my’ can function as a bound variable and doesn’t have to refer to the speaker - it is a “Fake Indexical”. Fake Indexicality has been used in recent decades as a probe into investigating how the logical mechanism of variable…

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October 4, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Sascha Alexeyenko (Goettingen)

    October 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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October 11, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Ljiljana Progovac (Wayne State)

    October 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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October 18, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Ethan Wilcox (Harvard)

    October 18, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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November 15, 2018
  • Ling-Lunch: Giuseppe Ricciardo (Harvard)

    November 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:50 pm

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