- The last issue of the New Sesquipedalian raised the question of why The Ohio State University is so damn definitely determined. Dagnabit -- Arnold Zwicky already did the definitive dissection.
- Andrew Wong, who has been an Assistant Professor at U. of Hawaii since completing his dissertation in our department in 2003, has just accepted a full time position at Lexicon Branding, Inc, in Sausalito. He starts in June. Andrew, we're thrilled that you'll be coming back to the Bay Area!
- Ida Toivonen and Ash Asudeh have a new addition to their family. Alfred Cyrus Asudeh was born at 19:04 on March 20 in Ottawa, Canada. He weighed 7.5 lbs and was just over 20 inches long (tall?). Alfred and Ida are both doing great and are already at home resting. Ash and Ida write that Alfred and older siblings Thora and Isak will be accompanying them to the LSA Institute this summer, so we'll all soon have a chance to meet him/them in person!
- Itamar Francez has just accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, where he will join Ashwini Deo, starting this coming fall. This fellowship is in both Linguistics and Philosophy. Congratulations, Itamar!
- John Beavers has just been offered a position as Assistant Professor at his UG alma mater: The University of Texas at Austin. He seems to be as happy as a pig in .... [but we'll wait to see if he accepts the offer].
Look Who's Talking
- Julie Sweetland (Research Specialist at the
Center for Inspired Teaching) has a couple talks of interest:
- March 31. Alliance for Quality in Urban Education Symposium, American University. Julie was a respondent to the keynote by Lisa Delpit (her hero!). Delpit's talk was titled `Strategies for Dealing with Cultural Conflict in Urban Schools'. Julie's was titled `Inspired Teaching in Urban Classrooms'.
- April 9. American Education Research Association Annual Meeting. `Learning from Teaching: Effective Professional Development for Sociolinguistic Diversity.' Julie's paper is part of a panel on Preparing Teachers for Dialect Diversity through Sociolinguistic Approaches. Our own Angela Rickford is the discussant!
- Bravo! to Hal and Neal for their excellent presentations at the CUNY Sentence Processing Conference in La Jolla (see previous issues of this journal for details). You should have seen the sign language show at Neal's talk: Neal's gestures were like a third sign language! (in addition to ASL and British Sign Language)
- Julie Sweetland (Research Specialist at the Center for Inspired Teaching) has a couple talks of interest:
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