Graduate student Maxine Van Doren will be presenting a poster on voice quality in Spanish-English bilinguals at the upcoming Fall Voice Conference in San Francisco on October 6-8, 2022. She has also been invited to serve on a panel entitled, “When to Say No,” a presentation for early career speech-language pathologists on evaluating career opportunities and maintaining work-life balance.
Graduate students Maho Takahashi and Catherine Arnett will present their poster entitled “Creating a Baseline to Evaluate Correlations Between Language and Environment” at the Machine Learning and the Evolution of Language workshop as part of the Joint Conference on Language Evolution hosted online/in Kanazawa, Japan September 5-8, 2022.
Faculty member Marc Garellek has a new publication in Journal of Phonetics, entitled “Theoretical achievements of phonetics in the 21st century: Phonetics of voice quality”: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2022.101155.
The paper reviews the developments in the phonetic study of voice quality over the last twenty years, and includes discussion of some of the research done by Marc Garellek and graduate students in the department.
Graduate student Ebru Evcen is giving a short talk entitled “Negation facilities comprehension in English counterfactuals” at the Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP2022) international conference, which will be held in a hybrid format hosted by University of York, United Kingdom on September 7-9, 2022.
Graduate student Ebru Evcen and the former faculty member Eva Wittenberg published the paper “Making Question under Discussion explicit shifts counterfactual interpretation” in Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Using eye-tracking data, the paper shows that comprehenders have tough time to think about the real world hearing a counterfactual utterance (e.g., If there had been zebras, then there would have been lions in the zoo) in general, but the absence of causal connection and well-defined QuD makes it even harder!
Ebru is presenting the paper in a short talk format (virtually) at the Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2022), which is held in Toronto, Canada on July 27-30, 2022.
Evcen, E., & Wittenberg, E. (2022). Making the Question Under Discussion explicit shifts counterfactual interpretation. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 44. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/43z0w42j