Ivano Caponigro and Anamaria Fălăuş just published a paper on “The functional nature of Multiple wh- Free Relative Clauses in Romanian” in the Proceedings of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 28.
Monthly Archives: December 2018
Ivano Caponigro gave two talks at Yale University
Ivano Caponigro just gave two talks in the Linguistics Department at Yale University. He presented his joint work with Anamaria Fălăuş on “Unveiling Multiple wh‑ Free Relative Clauses” on November 26, 2018 and then “Richard Montague and its turn towards natural language” from his forthcoming OUP biography of Richard Montague on November 27, 2018.
Ivano Caponigro is presenting at “Going Romance” in Utrecht
Ivano Caponigro together with Iara Mantenuto (UCLA, Linguistics, graduate student) are giving a talk on “Microvariation in Light Headed Relative Clauses: between Teramano Abruzzese and varieties of Italian” at the “Microcontact Workshop” at “Going Romance” in Utrecht on December 11, 2018.
Prof. Mayberry has been awarded a 5-year HIH research grant
Prof. Rachel Mayberry has been awarded a 5-year NIH continuation research grant on a project entitled “Age of acquisition effects on sign language development and brain processing.” The grant will secure funding for Mayberry Laboratory for Multimodal Language Development and is designed to investigate the nature and scope of the critical period for language. Here is a brief summary. A series of experiments investigate the hypothesis that development of the brain language system requires linguistic experience during early life in order to develop full functionality. The critical period for language is modeled using deafness and American Sign Language as the test case. This is possible because ASL is a natural language, and individuals born deaf often begin to learn it at a variety of ages after experiencing scant language in any form. The experiments investigate and link critical period effects on syntactic development, neurolinguistic processing, and brain structure.
Congratulations to Prof. Mayberry!
Prof. Gabriella Caballero will serve at SSILA and ELDP
Congratulations to Prof. Gabriela Caballero, who will serve linguistics in two significant capacities as of 2019.
First, she will be the new Vice President/President Elect of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA), an organization devoted to the scientific study of the languages of the Indigenous peoples of North, Central and South America. The Vice President/President Elect is a two-year term and then becomes the SSILA President. After the term of President, the position entails serving on the Executive Committee as the Past President for one year (the current president is Keren Rice).
Second, Prof. Caballero will be part of the Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) panel. The panel consists of eight academics in charge of evaluating research proposals in language documentation and linguistics carried out across the world (current members include Katia Chirkova, Pattie Epps, Nicholas Evans, Diana Forker, Jeff Good, Gary Holton, and Stephen C. Levinson). This is a 3- to 5-year appointment.