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
Earlier this year, faculty member Gabriela Caballero was an invited speaker at the Princeton Phonology Forum (PɸF 2021) held virtually March 20-21, 2021. The theme of this year’s forum was “tone and phonological theory”.
She is also an invited speaker at the 5th American International Morphology Meeting (with the theme Morphological Theory and Typology), to be held virtually August 26-29, 2021 and at Multiple Exponence @ ZAS, a workshop devoted to discussion of empirical and theoretical questions raised by Multiple Exponence, to be held virtually December 1-3, 2021 at ZAS Berlin.
Faculty member Gabriela Caballero gave a virtual colloquium talk in the UC Berkeley Linguistics Department on April 26, 2021. Her talk was titled “Lexical-grammatical tone interactions in San Juan Piñas Mixtec: phonological representation and orthographic implications”. She will also be giving a talk as part of the IGRA lecture series at the University of Leipzig on July 21, 2021.
Faculty member Emily Clem has a new paper in Linguistic Inquiry titled “Cyclic expansion in Agree: Maximal projections as probes“. This paper draws on her fieldwork on Amahuaca, a Panoan language spoken in Peru.
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”
Congratulations to Michael Obiri-Yeboah, who has accepted a three-year Assistant Teaching Professor position in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University! Michael is finishing up his dissertation and plans to defend in July.
Faculty member Michelle Yuan is an invited speaker at the 23rd Seoul International Conference on Generative Grammar (SICOGG23), which will be held online on August 11-13, 2021. The theme of this year’s SICOGG is “A Comparative Approach to the Syntax-Semantics Interface.”
Faculty member Ivano Caponigro is an invited speaker at Sensus 2, which will be held online or hybrid at UMass Amherst on October 1-2, 2021. This is the second instantiation of a new venue devoted to the formal study of meaning in Romance languages.
Faculty member Sharon Rose is an invited speaker at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 52), which will be held virtually by Rutgers University on October 29-31, 2021.
Adam McCollum (PhD 2019, now at Rutgers) will be one of three invited speakers for the main session of the 2021 Annual Meeting on Phonology, to be hosted by the University of Toronto and York University (though held virtually) in October. Congrats, Adam!