Ivano Caponigro delivered two invited talks at UC Berkeley

Faculty member Ivano Caponigro just presented at UC Berkeley twice. He gave a colloquium talk in the Linguistics Department on Investigating Headless Relative Clauses Across Languages: Why and How on March 13 and a talk at the Working Group in the History and Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Science in the Philosophy Department on Logic and Grammar: Richard Montague’s Turn towards Natural Language on March 15.

Qi Cheng and Rachel Mayberry have a new paper on PNAS

Alumna Qi Cheng (Ph.D. 2020, currently assistant professor in the linguistics department at the University of Washington), faculty member Rachel Mayberry, Eric Halgren and Austin Roth (both at UC San Diego), and Denise Klein and Jen-Kai Chen (both at the Montreal Neurological Institute, MNI) just published the paper “Restricted language access during childhood affects adult brain structure in selective language regions” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Vol. 120(7). The paper shows effects of the childhood language environment on grey matter development in language relevant regions in the adult brain. These findings show that the growing brain needs linguistic stimulation for the brain-language system to fully develop.

Emily Davis presented at the Linguistic Society of America, 2023 Annual meeting

Graduate student Emily Davis presented both a talk and a poster at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting 2023 in Denver, which was held January 5-8, 2023. The title of the talk was “Multiple center-embedding is more common in verb-final languages” and the abstract can be seen here. The poster was entitled “Learnability and emergence of dependency structures in an artificial language”, the abstract can be seen here, while the poster is below.