Graduate student Yuan Chai presented their poster (co-authored with Shihong Ye) “Perception of checked tones in Xiapu Min” at the 181st Acoustical Society of America Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The poster was awarded a shared First Place in the student poster competition. [abstract] [poster]
Graduate student Seoyeon Jang and faculty member Ivano Caponigro will give a talk on “A semantic analysis for Korean echo-questions” at the 29th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK29), which will be held virtually on October 9-11, 2021.
Graduate students in the Language Comprehension Lab and the lab director faculty member Eva Wittenberg will present one full talk and two short talks at Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing (AMLaP) 2021, which will be held in person and virtually in Paris on September 2-4, 2021:
- Full talk: Joshua Wampler & Eva Wittenberg: Discourse structure affects reference resolution to events
- Short talk: Ebru Evcen & Eva Wittenberg: The consideration of alternatives during incremental comprehension of counterfactuals
- Short talk: Carson Miller Rigoli, Mickaël Pruvost, Annie Colin & Eva Wittenberg: PASCAL: Pressure Analysis for Studying Cognition, Autonomic Function, and Language
Four department members are presenting papers at the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 10) held virtually at Leiden University this week:
Himidan Hassen, Peter Jenks, Nina Hagen Kaldhol & Sharon Rose “Content questions in Tira”
Michael Obiri-Yeboah “Interactions between ATR vowel harmony and nasality”
Anthony-Struthers Young “Same subject reference in Northern Toussian”
Several departmental members are presenting talks at the online Annual Conference on African Linguistics 51-52 on April 8-10 at the University of Florida. Graduate students Neşe Demir, Yaqian Huang and José Armando Fernández Guerrero are presenting research on Rere (Koalib) stemming from the 2019 field methods classes with Taitas Kanda. Graduate student Anthony Struthers-Young is presenting on Northern Toussian based on his fieldwork in Burkina Faso, and graduate student Nina Hagen Kaldhol and faculty member Sharon Rose are presenting new work on Tira with Himidan Hassen.
Several of our graduate students, faculty members, and alumni are presenting at the 34th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, which will take place virtually this week from March 4th to March 6th, 2021. In alphabetical order by first-mentioned author’s last name:
- Qi Cheng and Rachel Mayberry (with Sheila Price) are presenting a short talk on “When animacy overshadows word order in sentence comprehension: The case of late first-language acquisition” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_335.pdf
- Andrew Kehler (with Clare Patterson, Petra B. Schumacher, Bruno Nicenboim and Johannes Hagen) is presenting a short talk on “German pronoun interpretation follows Bayesian principles” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_116.pdf
- Boyoung Kim and Grant Goodall are presenting a short talk on “The COMP-trace effect and sentence planning: Evidence from L2” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_236.pdf
- Alex Rodríguez and Grant Goodall are presenting a short talk on “Do islands affect only filler-gap dependencies? Evidence from Spanish” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_237.pdf
- Maho Takahashi and Grant Goodall are presenting a short talk on “Gap-filler dependencies are sensitive to islands: The case of Japanese relative clauses” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_123.pdf
- Eva Wittenberg (with Hossein Karimi and Michelle Diaz) is presenting a short talk on “Longer encoding times facilitate subsequent retrieval during sentence processing” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_65.pdf
Faculty member Will Styler presented a poster titled “The role of speech planning in the articulation of pause postures” at the (virtual) 12th International Seminar on Speech Production on December 14-18, together with Jelena Krivokapic (University of Michigan) and Dani Byrd (USC). The poster presents ongoing research examining subtle articulations of the lips and tongue which occur during pauses, referred to as ‘pause postures’, and describes their relationship with the planning of upcoming utterances.
The Mayberry Lab gave three presentations at the 14th biennial High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS) conference on November 20-22, 2020. Nina Feygl Semushina, Monica Keller, & Rachel Mayberry discussed the effects of early language deprivation on the acquisition of plural classifiers in American Sign Language (ASL) (talk). Agnes Villwock & Rachel Mayberry presented aMEG (anatomic magnetoencephalography) data regarding the differential activations of L1 and late L1 ASL signers while performing a picture matching task (talk). Tory Sampson & Rachel Mayberry presented experimental data regarding the use of SELF in ASL and whether it is used to predicate individual-level predicates (i.e., predicates that describe a characteristic inherent to an entity) (talk/poster).
Graduate student Duk-Ho Jung and faculty member Grant Goodall are giving a presentation “There is no wh-movement in sprouting” (Main Session 6) at the 51st annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51) on Sunday November 8th, 2020.