Howard in Guangzhou, China

May 24-31, Howard Lasnik is at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, discussing "Clauses, Quasi-Clauses, and Phases: A Surprising Generalization and a Speculation" at a colloquium talk, and then giving a 3 day mini-course at South China Normal University, "Clause reduction, clause permeability, and their syntactic effects: A selective history." Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province, so named because it occupies the east ("dong") of the historical province of Guang ('expansive'), from the Eastern Wu state of the 3rd Century BCE, whose west is today occupied by Guangxi Province ('Guang West').