Our faculty member Ivano Caponigro has been invited to give three talks at the NINJAL-UHM Linguistics Workshop on Syntax-Semantics Interface, Language Acquisition, and Naturalistic Data Analysis at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa on October 11-13, 2019.
- Richard Montague: The Simplicity of Language, the Complexity of Life. Towards a Biography (plenary talk)
- Investigating Headless Relative Clauses across Languages: Why and How (workshop)
- Investigating Headless Relative Clauses across languages: A view from Mesoamerica (plenary talk)
Our faculty member Gabriela Caballero is giving three invites talks the next few months:
- a colloquium talk on Tone and inflection in Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara): implications for the typology and theory of grammatical tone in the Linguistics Department at Georgetown University on November 8, 2019;
- a presentation for a joint meeting of the Georgetown University Fieldwork Forum (GUFF) and the computational linguistics group on November 8, 2019;
- an invited talk at the Princeton Phonology Forum (PɸF 2020) on Tone and phonological theory at Princeton University on April 10-11, 2020.
Emily Clem and Michelle Yuan, our two new faculty members who are specialized in syntax and field work, and Eva Wittenberg, our recent hire in psycholinguistics, are all presenting at the prestigious and highly selective conference NELS 50 at MIT in Cambridge, MA on October 25-27, 2019. Emily is giving a talk on Post-syntactic altruism with her co-authors Nicholas Rolle and Virginia Dawson, Michelle is giving a talk on Deriving variation in ergativity across Eskimo-Aleut, and Eva is giving a talk on Fixing De Morgan’s law in counterfactual antecedents with her co-authors Jacopo Romoli and Paolo Santorio.
Professor Rachel Mayberry received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Research Leadership from the McGill University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders where she also gave the Donald G. Doehring Memorial Lecture.
Grant Goodall has been elected to a nine-year term in the Academy of Esperanto. Founded in 1905 by Dr. L. L. Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto, the Academy is tasked with monitoring and guiding the evolution of the language. This evolution is of interest because over the course of its existence, Esperanto has gone from a desktop project to a living language with a large base of fluent speakers, including native speakers. The 45 members of the Academy are elected by their peers in recognition of their contributions to Esperanto letters and scholarship.
Grant Goodall first learned Esperanto in his early teens. While still in high school, he studied advanced Esperanto at San Francisco State University and later taught it both there and at UC San Diego. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Esperantic Studies Foundation, which sponsors research on Esperanto and related topics, since 2001, and he teaches a course at UC San Diego on the linguistics of invented languages. Some of his recent research analyzes the structure of constructed languages from the late 19th century, such as Esperanto, and how this was affected by what was (not) known about language universals at the time.
Ivano Caponigro just gave two talks in the Linguistics Department at Yale University. He presented his joint work with Anamaria Fălăuş on “Unveiling Multiple wh‑ Free Relative Clauses” on November 26, 2018 and then “Richard Montague and its turn towards natural language” from his forthcoming OUP biography of Richard Montague on November 27, 2018.
Ron Langacker, one of our emeriti professors, is an invited speaker at the 13th biennial conference of The High Desert Linguistics Society (HDLS 13) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on November 9–11, 2018.