Semantics Workshop of the American Midwest and Prairies (SWAMP) is a student-led conference designed primarily to provide an opportunity for graduate students to present original work, collaborate with those from other departments and universities, and hear from leaders within the field of semantics. SWAMP presentations are focused on natural language semantics and related areas such as syntax-semantics interface, pragmatics, philosophy of language, computer science, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, and cognitive psychology.
SWAMP 2013 is taking place at the University of Chicago in the Classics building. Transportation details regarding getting to and around campus can be found on the University website, including maps of campus.
Public transportation around Chicago is primarily via the CTA — which includes the “L” trains and city buses — and the Metra commuter rail service. The University of Chicago also provides local bus transportation around Hyde Park, which can be tracked here (page also tracks relevant CTA bus lines).
Additional questions regarding transportation and directions can be directed to Mike Pham.
We will try our best to set up crash space for presenters with graduate students at the University of Chicago on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in this, please contact Mike Pham (and include any details or restrictions you may have: i.e. number of crashers, allergies, accessibility, etc).
Because of downtown Chicago’s distance from Hyde Park and the cost of daily cab fare/CTA passes, we encourage speakers who are arranging their own accommodations to first search closer to the area for easier access before searching downtown or elsewhere in the city. Click here for a pdf of suggestions.
Other questions can be directed towards Mike Pham.
All talks will be taking place in Classics 110; click here for directions.
10:00 – 10:35 : Arum Kang (University of Chicago)
10:35 – 11:10 : Will Nediger (University of Michigan)
11:10 – 11:30 : break
11:30 – 12:05 : Aidan Gray (University of Illinois, Chicago)
12:05 – 12:40 : Eric Snyder (Ohio State University)
12:40 – 14:00 : Lunch break
14:00 – 14:35 : Gabriel Roisenberg Rodrigues (Michigan State University)
14:35 – 15:10 : Helena Aparicio (University of Chicago)
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