UCSD Linguistics was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of British Columbia

UCSD Linguistics was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, with three presentations:
  • Sharon Rose, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sarah Creel. Perception of ATR contrasts by Akan speakers.
  • Nina Hagen Kaldhol. Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali.
  • Michael Obiri-Yeboah. Acoustic analysis of nasal and ‘nasalized’ vowels in Gua.

Graduate students Nina Hagen Kaldhol and Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Prof. Sharon Rose at ACAL50

Our Department was represented at the 50th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 50) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, May 22-25, 2019, with three presentations by our graduate students Nina Hagen Kaldhol and Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Prof. Sharon Rose:
  1. Sharon Rose, Michael Obiri-Yeboah and Sarah Creel, “Perception of ATR contrasts by Akan speakers”
  2. Nina Hagen Kaldhol, “Gender and headedness in nominal compounds in Somali”
  3. Michael Obiri-Yeboah, “Acoustic analysis of nasal and ‘nasalized’ vowels in Gua”

2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology will be held at UC San Diego

The Linguistics Department is pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2018) will be held on October 5-7, 2018 at UC San Diego. This is the sixth installment of the Annual Meetings on Phonology, following the 2013 inaugural meeting at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and subsequent meetings hosted by MIT, UBC/SFU, USC, and NYU. This year’s conference will feature a fully integrated workshop entitled “Methods in phonological data collection and analysis of underdocumented languages,” with funding provided by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1753985). Workshop-related tutorials will be offered by Bert Remijsen (University of Edinburgh) and UC San Diego’s own Gabriela Caballero and Marc Garellek. The main conference will consist of presentations in all areas of theoretical, experimental, and computational phonology, with funding provided by the Division of Social Sciences. This year’s invited speakers are Junko Ito & Armin Mester (UC Santa Cruz), Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College), and Bert Remijsen (University of Edinburgh), and an additional tutorial will be offered by Jennifer Bellik and Nick Kalivoda (UC Santa Cruz).

Eva Wittenberg presenting at SALA

Eva Wittenberg is presenting at the 34th South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA-34) at the University of Konstanz, Germany on June 19-21, 2018:

Ashwini Vaidya and Eva Wittenberg, “Frequency regulates argument sharing effects in Hindi light verb constructions” (talk)

Eva Wittenberg and Ashwini Vaidya, “Peeling oranges in Hindi: Ergative case-marking as cue in real-time event construal” (poster)