I will be at the LSA 2020 meeting in New Orleans for two reasons:
- Colin Davis (MIT) and I are presenting a poster on “Order Preservation in the Russian Nominal Phrase”:
While Russian word order is flexible (Bailyn 2012 a.o.), in contexts of sub-extraction, it becomes more rigid. We argue that such restrictions arise because the Russian nominal phrase is a phase, whose constituents must preserve their relative order post-extraction given Cyclic Linearization (Fox & Pesetsky 2005a/b, a.o.).
- I, Lori Repetti, Mark Aronoff, Paola Cepeda and Aniello DeSanto are organizing a panel on Teaching Large General Linguistics Courses. The panel consists of five talks dealing with different issues in teaching linguistics to large groups of undergraduate students. Our own presentation is entitled “The world turned upside-down: flipping the classroom in a large linguistics lecture course”. Here is the short abstract:
In this talk we discuss the challenges and best practices in converting general high-enrollment linguistics course into a highly interactive online class, and the guiding principles behind our choice of materials, curriculum, exercises, homework assignments, and tests. To replace traditional frontal lectures, we recorded a number of interviews with experts in the field from around the country. We then distilled out of each interview approximately 10-15 minute video segments, which were enriched with interactive exercises, readings, and annotated lecture notes. We also carefully designed “Discussion Boards” which allow for asynchronous discussion of the material presented in the video segments and for the opportunity to engage in regular writing activities. We expect the online version of this course to serve as a model for the adaptation to an online format of other courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, including other Linguistics courses.