Benjamin Slade


Assistant Professor
University of Utah
Department of Linguistics
Languages and Communication Building
255 South Central Campus Drive, Room 2300
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0492
801-581-8047

e-mail:
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Linguistics blog: Stæfcræft & Vyākaraṇa

(Syntax, Semantics, Philology etc.)

Tech blog: The Babbage Files

(TeX, Linux, Emacs etc.)

Research Interests:

  • Historical Linguistics and Philology
  • Formal Semantics & Pragmatics
  • Formal Syntax & Morphology
  • Indo-Aryan and Germanic linguistics
  • West Indian Creoles and “Dread Talk”
  • Ancient Indo-European languages, literatures, & mythologies

Education

Philosophia Doctor, June 2011 : Linguistics - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
     [2005-2011]
           Dissertation: Formal and philological inquiries into the nature of interrogatives, indefinites, disjunction, and focus in Sinhala and other languages [link]
            Primary Supervisor: Prof. Hans Henrich Hock

Master of Arts, 2008 : Linguistics - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Visiting Scholar : Dept. of Linguistics - North-Eastern Hill University [NEHU]
     [2004]

Master of Arts, 2004 : Cognitive Science - Johns Hopkins University
     [1999-2001]
            Primary Supervisor: Prof. Luigi Burzio

Bachelor of Arts, 1999 : English Studies - Johns Hopkins University   [minor studies in  Classics & Linguistics]
     [1995-1999]
            Undergraduate Supervisor: Prof. Allen Grossman

Academic Family Tree
academic family tree: Chomsky, Leipniz, Ockham, oh my!
academic ancestors


Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

Publications

Presentations

Teaching

Artwork

Service

Societies


Web-Links of Interest

Linguistics resources:
LingBuzz - online archive of linguistics papers
The Semantics Archive - online repository for semantics research
The Linguist List -
compendium of general linguistic resources [Eastern Michigan Uni. / Wayne State Uni.]
Language Log -
Weblog run by University of Pennsylvania phonetician Mark Liberman, with multiple guest linguists


(La)TeX resources for linguists:

[General resources]
{TeX} - great general (La)Tex resource [StackExchange]
LaTeX Community Forum - a LaTeX forum

(Hypertext) Help with LaTeX - old but good general reference [Sheldon Green, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA]

[Some guides for linguists]
The LaTeX for Linguists Home Page [Essex University]
Ling-TeX - more LaTeX linguistics resources [University of Oslo]
TeX/LaTeX Information for linguists [University of Pennsylvania]
LaTeX for Linguists: the UCSC version [University of California at Santa Cruz]

Some useful things for using LaTeX as a linguist [Detmar Meurers, Ohio State University]
Doing Linguistics in LATEX: a fairly quick introduction [Paul Hagstrom, Boston University]

[Useful packages/references]
LaTeX Font Catalogue
TIPA manual (1.3)
Comprehensive LaTex symbol list

Beamer - LaTeX class for creating presentations

linguex - Wolfgang Sternefeld's linguistics examples package
TikZ-qtree - package for easy trees including movement arrows
TikZ - great graphics package
forest - a new package for drawing linguistics (and other) trees

[Editors etc.]
AUCTeX - great emacs-based (La)TeX editor; enables use of:
     preview-latex - typeset output directly in buffer
     Outline mode - allows hiding/folding of sections
     RefTeX - automates look-up of references, citations etc.
     ...many other features
  
TeXworks - another (La)TeX editor, user-friendly
JabRef - BibTeX editor

LaTeX word count - a very useful resource

[Other]
Uni. of Utah LaTeX thesis styles/templates [Dept. of Mathematics, Uni-Utah]
UIUC LaTeX thesis styles/templates [Dept. of Physics, Uni-Illinois]

Indo-European resources:
Linguistic Research Center - set of useful resources for Indo-European [Uni-Texas at Austin]

Indo-European Language resources -
resources are mostly on the Germanic languages, also Latin, Old Irish, Tocharian A, and Tocharian B [Uni-Pennsylvania, Sean Crist]

J. Pokorny's Indogermanisches Etymologisches Wörterbuch online

Indo-European Etymology database

(Proto)-Germanic Etymology database

Indo-Aryan Resources:
Rig Veda in devanagari [Profs. Kashyap & Sadagopan, Bangalore]

TITUS (Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien) Index -
wonderful digital versions of Indo-European texts (e.g. Rgveda) and many related resources

flaez Rgveda -
romanised Rgveda text, with samhitapata/padapatha and clickable vocabulary

Rgveda - metrically restored text [Barend A. van Nooten & Gary B. Holland with Karen Thomson & Jonathan Slocum, Uni-Texas at Austin]

Index of Vedic Literature -
vast collection of Sanskrit texts [Maharishi University of Management]

Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries - many digital/searchable dictionaries of Sanskrit, including Boehtlingk & Roth [Universität zu Köln]

Digital Dictionaries of South Asia -
online dictionaries of many Indian/South Asian languages, including Platt's Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi, and English  and  Turner's Comparative and Etymological Dictionary of Nepali
[Digital South Asia Library, Uni. of Chicago]

Gramophone Recordings from the Linguistic Survey of India -
digitized recordings originally collected in South Asia during a period from 1913 until 1929 [Digital South Asia Library, Uni. of Chicago]

Sanscript transliterator -
convert from roman transliteration schemes to devanagari and vice-versa

Jambudvipa - Indology & Sanskrit-
Indological and Indology Related Resources: a Vademecum for the Indologist, the Sanskrit Scholar & the Amateur of Ancient & Classical Indian Culture [Paolo Magnone, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore-Milano (Catholic University of Milan)]

Bangani Page -
data and commentary on the discovery of kentum elements in the (satem) Indo-Aryan language Bangani, comments from Claus-Peter Zoller, Anvita Abbi, Gabar Singh Chauhan, & others [Uni. of Michigan, Peter Hook]

Bibliography for seldom studied and endangered South Asian Languages -[John Peterson, Uni. of Osnabruck]

Hindi Language Resources -
online resources [Colorado State Uni.,Yashwant K. Malaiya]


Hindi Corner -
many useful resources & links for learning Hindi & also Devanagari script [Hugo Coolens]

Urdu Page -
useful resources & links for learning Urdu & Arabic script [Hugo Coolens]

Central Institute of Indian Languages

Technology Development for Indian Languages -
[Dept. of Information Technology, Gov't of India]

Electronic Critical Mahabharata -
electronic text of the Poona critical edition [John Smith et al. (Cambridge Uni.) & Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Pune)]

Germanic resources:
Septentrionalia library (the mediaeval north) - repository of many important texts in pdf format

ANSAX - Anglo-Saxon/Old English listserver

Old Norse News - news, announcements and resources for mediaeval Scandinavian studies

Awritan on Englisc -
      forum for Old English composition
          (see also Tidunga on Englisce - The New Anglo-Saxon Chronicles , the news in Old English)


GNU Free Software
GNU meditating/levitating


[FSF Associate Member]

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Updated 7-July-2013



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