DD Day!

Posted on September 20, 2010 by

This past Friday our department was witness to two huge surprises.  First, it turns out that colleague David Denison has been hiding some years from us behind his youthful appearance, having turned 60 at the beginning of the month!  In honor of this was the second surprise, organized principally by Nuria Yáñez-Bouza, a workshop on English Syntax in David’s honor!  The workshop featured papers by colleagues and former students of David’s, including Willem Hollmann, Bas Aarts, Christian Mair, Terttu Nevalainen, Marianne Hundt, Linda van Bergen, Philip Wallage, Wim van der Wurff, Sylvia Adamson, and Elizabeth Traugott.  See below for a couple of pictures of the surprise moment when the workshop was unveiled to David, Nuria’s roast of David, and the program.

Congratus to Nuria for a beautiful workshop and to David for all of his accomplishments celebrated at the workshop!  Manchet looks forward to another workshop celebrating David’s second sixty at Manchester in a few years time (by then, Manchet wonders, will David look as old as the Manchet editor currently does?).

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