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One for the linguist geeks

ok, I am sorry, but I just have to write this entry about the conference (you knew it was coming)...The people here are just incredibly famous, it's like the Hollywood of linguistics. I have been and will be attending talks by:

    Alison Wray (the expert on formulaic language, she gave the opening plenary),
    Joan Haiman (iconicity and economy),
    Adele Goldberg (the much-too-young-mother of Construction Grammar),
    Anne Peters (who does cool stuff with kids and language acquisition),
    Michael Tomasello (THE Michael Tomasello from the Max Plank Institute), Chuck Fillmore (the deixis God),
    Sandra Thompson and Yoshio Ono (no explanation needed really),
    Michael Noonen (the master on Complementation),
    Lily Wong Fillmore (who is indeed Chuck's wife),
    Joan Bybee,
    Hongyian Tao,
    Andrew Pawley (who asked me a question yey in my talk and was ever so kind),
    Phillip Durrant....

ok I'll just stop now, but let's just say for the non-linguists reading this, these giants are the ones who wrote the textbooks that linguistics students were brought up on, breathed and sweated in both grad and undergrad school. It's so tempting to go around with my camera photographing everyone. But must resist. Must look like grown-up, calm & collected, sophisticated up-and-coming researcher. Ok, I can do this ... she says clutching her camera. Here we go.

Posted by Adreane 08:57

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