Charles Boberg spent the month of July as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Language & Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg, Germany.  While there, he gave colloquium papers and participated in graduate seminars at both Freiburg and Heidelberg Universities.

Jessica Coon spent time in the Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation community this summer, in connection with the Mi’gmaq Research Partnership, where she supervised students and had the opportunity to sit in on Mi’gmaq language classes. Her book, Aspects of Split Ergativity, was published earlier this summer.

Brendan Gillon returned from a two week teaching stint in Wuhan, China in May, and then left for two weeks in Paris, where he first presented a paper, entitled “Polyadicity and context sensivity in Classical Sanskrit”, at a conference on Sanskrit syntax and discourse structures, held at the University of Paris (Diderot). Immediately thereafter he participated in a follow-up small, intensive workshop of Sanskritists, computer scientists and linguists held at the Paris campus of INRIA (Institut national de recherche en informatique et automatique). He soon leaves for the island of Procida, just off the coast of Naples, for a five day intensive workshop on modeling argumentation found in Classical Sanskrit texts.

Yosef Grodzinsky will be giving two talks in the upcoming weeks. First he travels to the University of Buenos Aires to present a talk titled “The language and number systems: a multi-modal perspective.” Later this month he will be presenting work at the International Symposium on Language and Communication hosted at the Stony Brook University.

Morgan Sonderegger was a co-author on presentations, some of which he gave in person, at the Workshop on Sound Change Actuation (Chicago), the 7th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (Trondheim), Variability in the Acquisition of Sound Systems (Ann Arbor), and the 35th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Berlin). He spent July co-teaching a course at the LSA Summer Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan.