Ph.D. candidate Till Poppels and Prof. Andrew Kehler will present at the 53rd annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS52). The title of their talk will be: Verb Phrase Ellipsis is discourse reference: novel evidence from dialogue.
A handout will be made available here: https://tpoppels.wordpress.com/
Seven members of the department (Eric Bakovic, Marc Garellek, Kati Hout, Anna Mai, Adam McCollum, Eric Meinhardt, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sharon Rose) traveled to LA on the weekend to present a total of 4 talks and 2 posters at SCaMP (SoCal Meeting on Phonology). SCaMP was created last year by Eric Bakovic as a way to bring together phonologists at regional universities for a spring workshop and we were happy to see it continue and to participate.
Ph.D candidate Gustavo Guajardo is presenting his paper A Quantitative Study on the Evolution of the Subjunctive System in Argentinean Spanish at the 47th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages held at the University of Delaware April 20th-24th.
Sara Goico, a graduate student in anthropology, and Rachel Mayberry, a professor in linguistics, received an NSF rapid grant, “Language emergence from inception.” They will study how deaf children living in Iquitos, Peru, who know no sign or spoken language, gesture with their families before entering school for the first time, and how their gestures change over time as they communicate with one another in the school.
1st year PhD student Michael Obiri-Yeboah will present a paper on vowel harmony in Gua with Sharon Rose at the 48th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at Indian University in April. He also received funding to attend the NSF-DEL sponsored Summer School in Documentary Linguistics: Methods and Data Management at the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana to further his research on Gua.
Ivano Caponigro has been awarded a UC San Diego Social Sciences Divisional Research Grant for his project “Morpho-syntax and semantics of headless relative clauses across Mesoamerican languages”.
Eva Wittenberg has been awarded a UC San Diego Social Sciences Divisional Research Grant for her project “Linguistic Anaphora to Situations And Grammatically Neuter Entities (LASAGNE)”.
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At this year’s West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Adam McCollum will be giving a talk on “Non-iterative vowel harmony in Crimean Tatar” with Darya Kavitskaya from Berkeley at 9:30 on April 28th.
He will also be presenting a poster entitled “Unbounded harmony is not always myopic: Evidence from Tutrugbu” with James Essegbey from the University of Florida.
Our alumna Emily Morgan (Ph.D. 2016), who is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at Tufts University, is one of the invited speakers at The 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, which will take place March 30 – April 1, 2017 at MIT, Cambridge MA.