Ivano Caponigro is presenting at SULA 11 and SuB 25

Faculty member Ivano Caponigro is giving a talk on “Headless relative clauses and the syntax-semantics mapping: Evidence from Mesoamerica” at Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 11 on August 4-7 and, together with Dr. Peter Arkadiev, a talk on “Conveying content questions without wh-words: Evidence from Abaza” at Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 25 on September 3-9.

Marc Garellek has a new paper in Glossa

Faculty member Marc Garellek just published an article in Glossa entitled “Phonetics and phonology of schwa insertion in Central Yiddish.” In this paper, Marc explores an unusual pattern of schwa insertion in Central (Polish) Yiddish. He uses insights from phonetic theory to explain its occurrence, and argues, based partly on patterns of poetic rhyme, that these inserted schwas are part of the language’s phonology.
Garellek, Marc. 2020. Phonetics and phonology of schwa insertion in Central Yiddish. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 5(1): 66. 1–25. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.1141

Eva Wittenberg pubblished a book chapter on cross-linguistic linear orders of constituents

In German comes the verb not always last (or even second)!

Faculty member Eva Wittenberg and her co-authors just published a book chapter exploring linguistic serialization options, specifically, topics, frame-setter expressions, and verbs in German, English, and Turkish!

Wiese, Heike, Oncu, Mehmet Tahir, Muller, Hans G., Eva Wittenberg (2020). Verb Third in spoken German: A natural order of information, in: Woolfe et al. (eds). Rethinking Verb Second, ch. 29, pp.682-699. Oxford University Press.