Lots of talks and travel this summer! Coming up:
June, Leiden, NL:
July, Singapore & Papua:
- Workshop in celebration of David Gil: What Social Network Analysis can Tell Us About Language Contact in Northwest New Guinea
At last month’s meeting in Antananarivo, I joined the steering committee of the International Conference on Austronesian Linguistics (ICAL). Most of the conference decisions are made by the local organizers, but I’m happy to pass along suggestions and do what I can to push forward improvements.
My project with Byron Ahn, Donna Jo Napoli, and ZL Zhou on newscaster prosody was accepted for presentation at Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Prosody 4 at UMass Amherst this October. TL;DR: Newscasters use distinctive prosodic patterns in their broadcast speech, and listeners can tell!
I’ll be heading back to Jena in May to attend the Quantitative Methods Spring School at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, which should lead to some fun new angles on SHWNG.
Creating Language Support Materials in the Undergraduate Classroom
Workshop on the Languages of Papua 23-26 January 2017
Universitas Negeri Papua, Manokwari, West Papua, Indonesia.
Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say Banana?: Borrowed Color and Flora/Fauna
Terminology in W. Papuan Languages
Workshop on Contact & Substrate in the Languages of Wallacea
1-2 December 2016
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