Well, let’s start with some more, ahem, orthodox news: CASTL post-doc Roksolana Mykhaylyk is going to present Change in Prosody as an Alternative: Evidence from Acquisition at the 35th Penn Linguistics Colloquium in Philadelphia in March. So be there!
Anyway, here are some more hot news. First, congratulations to the CLEAR research group, which includes CASTL affiliates Laura Janda, Tore Nesset and Svetlana Sokolova, who have successfully launched their database of Russian verbal prefixes, which you can find here. It is an excellent resource for both researchers and students of Russian, who have to grapple with the complexities of Russian aspect, so be sure to check it out.
Meanwhile, CASTL senior researcher Michal Starke has been in Barcelona, participating in an event called New Paths in Linguistic Theory, where he has defended the nanosyntax framework in a debate with Cedric Boeckx. Here is what it should have looked like according to the organizers.[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/20266891 w=400&h=320]
PS- Michal is alive and well.