James Crippen gave a colloquium talk on Thursday, April 20 at Cornell University. The talk was titled “The syntax of complex verb morphology in Tlingit”. The talk reviewed the empirical evidence for the syntactic structure in Tlingit verbs, obviating the need for position-class template analysis or other specialized morphological theories to account for the complexity of the system. The talk also outlined the direct structural parallels between verbal syntatic structure in the phonology and semantics as well as current work toward a comprehensive model of sound, paradigm, and meaning in Tlingit verbs