Summer plans

Lots of talks and travel this summer! Coming up:

June, Leiden, NL:

July, Singapore & Papua:

August, Leipzig:

  • Workshop in celebration of David Gil: What Social Network Analysis can Tell Us About Language Contact in Northwest New Guinea

ICAL steering committee

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.

Newscaster project @ ETAP

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!