Exciting news! Here is our first round of teachers for EGG 2020 in Novi Sad. This is the syntax team, which will consist of: András Bárány, Theresa Biberauer, Zorica Puškar-Gallien and Adrian Stegovec. Welcome on board, guys! Stay tuned for information about our other teachers in the coming days and weeks.
1. We’ll have a very short EGG closing ceremony right after classes tomorrow at 5.15pm in the Syntax Room!
2. There will be a final closing party right outside the dorm, starting at 8pm tomorrow evening with beer and pizza!!
Dear EGGers, the karaoke night starts at 8 pm on Wednesday in Fuga Mundi pub (Pl. Grunwaldzki 12-14), which is a 10 min walk from the dorm. To have the whole place for us, we had to pay the club, so when you arrive, find me, Sandhya or Tom to chip in 20 zloty. See ya all there!
From tomorrow onwards (Tuesday, 6th August), the Phonology classes and Emily Hanink’s Internally headed relatives and clausal nominalization will take place in room 307 instead of 215.
If you need a certificate showing that you’ve attended a course, please:
1. print ONE copy of the certificate (this is sufficient for ALL courses) and fill out your full name and courses attended
2. bring it to Room 208 at 5.15pm on Thursday (August 8) for signatures.
2′. If you are leaving earlier than Thursday, come talk to Sandhya or Petra
The good news is, a LOT of you are interested in presenting at the Open Podium! But this also means we have to reduce the time for individual presentations to fit all of them.
Solution: Lightning talks! 5 min talk + 5 min questions. This is similar to what many conferences (e.g. GLOW, SALT) do nowadays.
Prepare max. 1-2 slides of the core proposal of your talk and email them as a PDF to Petra (petracharvat AT gmail DOT com) *by 10.00am on Tuesday*. Presentations will be on Tue and Wed.
In response to popular demand, there will be an introduction to LaTeX by Tom McFadden and Karlos Arregi, tomorrow during the Open Podium slot, i.e. from 17.15 to 18.30, in the Syntax room (208). Everyone is welcome, no matter how much you already know or don’t know about LaTeX. We’re going to try to make it as hands on as possible, so if you have a laptop, bring it, and if you don’t, don’t worry, it’ll still be worthwhile!
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (organized by Radek Iwankiewicz)
When: tonight at 10 P.M.
Where: 1) the meeting point is in front of McDonald’s in the Main Square (Rynek)
2) we’re heading to SZAJBA (club/pub with no entrance fee)
The local organizers have planned a city tour including a riverboat cruise on Satuday (starting at 1 P.M. in front of the EGG classes venue) and a trip to a nearby castle on Sunday. Check the details below.
For this classic EGG event, come up with a linguistic-related name for your cocktail (some inspiration “Strong Island Ice Tea”, “Syntax on the Beach”) and prepare it for others to taste it. We will then vote for the best cocktail in different categories (the traditional ones are: tastiest, best name, deadliest). Everyone can taste and vote!
UPDATE: We will have the tasting in the STUDY ROOM, 12th floor in the dorm. Starting time 9 pm.
UPDATE2: EGG Drag Contest conjoined with the cocktail party so if you’re into it, don’t you worry, it’s going to take place tonight shortly after the Cocktail Party i.e. around 10 P.M. (in the same room) so get ready to show us what you’ve got! 😉 This is how it was last year: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4836235291/permalink/10155824166650292/