Month: March 2018

Music and Language CogSci Incubator April 13th at 2:30 with Acevedo and Temperley

There is growing interest in the 5 Colleges in music cognition and its relation to language. To build on this, Mara Breen (Mount Holyoke Psychology and Education), Joe Pater (UMass Linguistics) and Christopher White (UMass Music and Dance) have organized

Posted in Uncategorized

Angelika Fest in Linguistics Friday and Saturday March 9th and 10th

In celebration of Angelika Kratzer on the occasion of her retirement and of her 70th birthday, there will be a pair of talks on Friday, and a workshop on Saturday. The two public colloquia will feature  Lisa Matthewson (“Tense systems in

Posted in Uncategorized

Crnič in Linguistics Thursday March 8th

“Negative Polarity Items: A New Perspective” Luka Crnič (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Thursday 3/8 at 4PM, ILC N400 Negative Polarity Items (NPIs) have a more restricted distribution than other expressions in their syntactic categories. While it is uncontroversial that

Posted in Uncategorized

Chang in Cognitive Brown Bag Wednesday March 7 at noon

This week’s cognitive brown bag speaker (3/7, 12:00-1:20, Tobin 521B) will be Junha Chang (PBS).  Title and abstract are below. Search guidance is sometimes, but not always, adjusted by experience with search discriminability These experiments show that previous experience with

Posted in Uncategorized