Saturday, October 27, 2018

On Archiving

Here is the presentation given at the most recent meeting of the NYU Fieldwork Discussion Group. Lots of interesting information that is useful for fieldworkers.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Undergraduate Linguistics Competition

When I was an undergraduate one of the most popular events at MIT was the robot building contest. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Using * in Google Searches


Google has turned out to be a revolutionary tool in syntactic research. It makes example sentences of different constructions easily available, and makes it possible for a syntactician to explore the limits of their knowledge much more efficiently. Doing Google searches in syntactic research can easily become an obsession. In this essay, I will discuss the use of *.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Fieldwork Discussion Group: Grant Writing Workshop

We had our first (non-organizational) meeting of the Fieldwork Discussion Group Friday September 14 2018 at NYU. It was a workshop/panel discussion on grant writing for fieldwork. The panelists where Jason, Gillian, Zvjezdana and me. We each talked five minutes about our fieldwork grants, and then opened the floor to questions from the students. Here were their excellent questions:
1. How do you know if a language is endangered?
2. How do you approach the broader impacts section of the grant?
3. Who is your audience when you write a grant?
4. When you are creating a budget are there certain items that
are hard to predict?
5. When do you apply for a DDRIG in your graduate education?
6. What is the timing of the IRB approval when applying for a grant?
7. What made you choose (addressed to Jason) the EAGER grant program at NSF?
8. How did you first get your foot in the door doing fieldwork?
9. How did you find immigrants to work with in NYC?

History of the By-Phrase in Generative Syntax (1957 to 2005)

This the handout of my first lecture in my seminar on argument structure this semester.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xb6ww6mfmj0lu8n/Lecture%201%20%28HIstory%20of%20the%20by-Phrase%29.pdf?dl=0

Fieldwork Discussion Group


A group that we recently started at NYU for people interested in fieldwork. It normally takes place on Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00, on days when there is no colloquium. If you are interested in attending, let me know.