In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is hosting an OT workshop on November 9-10, 2012 focusing on recent developments coming from both theoretical and psycholinguistic investigations (including acquisition) in syntax/semantics. The workshop is co-organized by Géraldine Legendre (JHU) and Mike Putnam (Penn State). The workshop will feature a number of invited talks yet to be finalized. A webpage dedicated to the workshop at http://cogsci.jhu.edu/will be available by mid-August 2012.
Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax