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LangSci Lunch Talk: Paulina Lyskawa & Rodrigo Ranero (LING)

Time: 
Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: 
2130 H. J. Patterson (LSC)

Thinking like a fieldworker: number agreement in Tz’utujiil Mayan

In our presentation, we first introduce the Guatemala Field Station and provide updates on work carried out since last year's inaugural research trip. We then discuss a syntax project on Tz'utujiil Mayan that we developed this past summer. We investigate the optionality of agreement marking on the verb in a limited set of contexts. Instead of providing a technical analysis, we will illustrate the thought process that went behind the data collection and hypothesis generation.

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Food and ideas bring people together. Our weekly lunch talk series provides students and faculty with the opportunity to present their in-progress work to a supportive, interdisciplinary audience.

Lunch is served starting at 12:15pm.