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.
Graduate student Alex Rodríguez and faculty member Grant Goodall are presenting a poster “On the universality of wh-islands: Experimental evidence from Spanish” at the 50th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL50) on Friday July 3rd, 2020.
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.
Graduate student Anna Mai has published a paper in Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, entitled “Phonetic effects of onset complexity on the English syllable.” Congratulations, Anna!
Faculty member Michelle Yuan has a new paper to appear in Linguistic Inquiry entitled “Diagnosing Object Agreement vs. Clitic Doubling: An Inuit Case Study,” now available online.
Graduate student Michael Obiri-Yeboah was awarded a $43,000 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2020-21 for his dissertation on the phonetics and phonology of Gua. This is a very prestigious and highly competitive fellowship: only 6% of the applications are funded. Congratulations, Michael!
Faculty member Ivano Caponigro just a published a paper entitled “Unveiling multiple wh– free relative clauses and their functional wh-words” on Semantics & Pragmatics together with Dr. Anamaria Fălăuş.