SDLP Issue 10 has been published

Issue 10 of San Diego Linguistics Papers, our open-access online working papers series, has just been published and available here.

The current issue has been edited by Yuan Chai, Neşe Demir, Duk-Ho Jung, and Nina Hagen Kaldhol. This issue includes one manuscript on Gua phonology written by our recent graduate Dr. Michael Obiri-Yeboah: “Tone melody and tense, mood, aspect marking in Gua”

Joshua Wampler has a new paper in Glossa

Graduate student Joshua Wampler has a new paper out in Glossa.

Wampler, J. (2021). Do thus: an investigation into anaphoric event reference. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics6(1), 78. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.1297

Abstract:
Work on anaphoric event reference has focused on do so, do it, do this, and do that. This paper reports on an analysis of a heretofore unstudied form of event reference, do thus. Using a corpus of naturally occurring examples, I present evidence that do thus occupies the final slot in a hitherto incomplete paradigm for English event anaphora. Syntactically and semantically, do thus is similar to do so; but at the discourse level it patterns more like do this and do that. The data point to thus as an adverbial demonstrative on par with nominal this and that, which, when paired with do, can be used for complex event reference.

Language Comprehension Lab is presenting 3 talks at AMLaP 2021

Graduate students in the Language Comprehension Lab and the lab director faculty member Eva Wittenberg will present one full talk and two short talks at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) 2021, which will be held in person and virtually in Paris on September 2-4, 2021:

  • Full talk: Joshua Wampler & Eva Wittenberg: Discourse structure affects reference resolution to events
  • Short talk: Ebru Evcen & Eva Wittenberg: The consideration of alternatives during incremental comprehension of counterfactuals
  • Short talk: Carson Miller Rigoli, Mickaël Pruvost, Annie Colin & Eva Wittenberg: PASCAL: Pressure Analysis for Studying Cognition, Autonomic Function, and Language

Gabriela Caballero is an invited speaker at Princeton Phonology Forum, AIMM5 and Multiple Exponence @ ZAS

Earlier this year, faculty member Gabriela Caballero was an invited speaker at the Princeton Phonology Forum (PɸF 2021) held virtually March 20-21, 2021. The theme of this year’s forum was “tone and phonological theory”.

She is also an invited speaker at the 5th American International Morphology Meeting (with the theme Morphological Theory and Typology), to be held virtually August 26-29, 2021 and at Multiple Exponence @ ZAS, a workshop devoted to discussion of empirical and theoretical questions raised by Multiple Exponence, to be held virtually December 1-3, 2021 at ZAS Berlin.

Gabriela Caballero’s virtual colloquia at UC Berkeley and the University of Leipzig

Faculty member Gabriela Caballero gave a virtual colloquium talk in the UC Berkeley Linguistics Department on April 26, 2021. Her talk was titled “Lexical-grammatical tone interactions in San Juan Piñas Mixtec: phonological representation and orthographic implications”. She will also be giving a talk as part of the IGRA lecture series at the University of Leipzig on July 21, 2021.

Talks at WOCAL 10

Four department members are presenting papers at the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 10) held virtually at Leiden University this week:

Himidan Hassen, Peter Jenks, Nina Hagen Kaldhol & Sharon RoseContent questions in Tira”

Michael Obiri-Yeboah “Interactions between ATR vowel harmony and nasality”

Anthony-Struthers YoungSame subject reference in Northern Toussian”