Language Comprehension Lab is presenting 3 talks at AMLaP 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

Talks at WOCAL 10

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 RoseContent questions in Tira”

Michael Obiri-Yeboah “Interactions between ATR vowel harmony and nasality”

Anthony-Struthers YoungSame subject reference in Northern Toussian”

 

 

Graduate students and faculty at the Annual Conference on African Linguistics

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.

Our graduate students, faculty, and alumni present at CUNY

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:

Will Styler presents at ISSP 2020

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.

Mayberry Lab presenting at the HDLS 14

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).

UCSD Linguistics representation at AMP 2020 this weekend

Three UCSD phonologists are co-authors on two poster presentations at AMP 2020 this weekend (Sept. 18-20), to be held virtually:

  • Eric Baković & Anna Mai, “Comparing positional licensing patterns in HG and OT” (poster session 1, Friday 9/18)
  • Nina Hagen Kaldhol & Björn Köhnlein, “North Germanic tonal accent is equipollent and metrical: Evidence from compounding” (poster session 3, Sunday 9/20)