Graduate student Tory Sampson will present at the 57th meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society, hosted by the University of Chicago. Her talk will focus on the diachronic change and grammaticalization of the copula and copular expressions in 150 years of American Sign Language history.
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.
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:
- Qi Cheng and Rachel Mayberry (with Sheila Price) are presenting a short talk on “When animacy overshadows word order in sentence comprehension: The case of late first-language acquisition” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_335.pdf
- Andrew Kehler (with Clare Patterson, Petra B. Schumacher, Bruno Nicenboim and Johannes Hagen) is presenting a short talk on “German pronoun interpretation follows Bayesian principles” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_116.pdf
- Boyoung Kim and Grant Goodall are presenting a short talk on “The COMP-trace effect and sentence planning: Evidence from L2” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_236.pdf
- Alex Rodríguez and Grant Goodall are presenting a short talk on “Do islands affect only filler-gap dependencies? Evidence from Spanish” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_237.pdf
- Maho Takahashi and Grant Goodall are presenting a short talk on “Gap-filler dependencies are sensitive to islands: The case of Japanese relative clauses” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_123.pdf
- Eva Wittenberg (with Hossein Karimi and Michelle Diaz) is presenting a short talk on “Longer encoding times facilitate subsequent retrieval during sentence processing” https://www.cuny2021.io/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/CUNY_2021_abstract_65.pdf
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.
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).
Graduate student Duk-Ho Jung and faculty member Grant Goodall are giving a presentation “There is no wh-movement in sprouting” (Main Session 6) at the 51st annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51) on Sunday November 8th, 2020.
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)
Faculty member Ivano Caponigro is giving a talk on “Headless relative clauses and the syntax-semantics mapping: Evidence from Mesoamerica” at Semantics of Under-represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 11 on August 4-7 and, together with Dr. Peter Arkadiev, a talk on “Conveying content questions without wh-words: Evidence from Abaza” at Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB) 25 on September 3-9.
Graduate student Alex Rodríguez and faculty member Grant Goodall are presenting a poster “On the universality of wh-islands: Experimental evidence from Spanish” at the 50th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL50) on Friday July 3rd, 2020.
Our graduate students and faculty are presenting at 33rd Annual CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference, which will take place at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, from March 19th-21st 2020.
Graduate student Duk-Ho Jung and faculty Grant Goodall are presenting a poster on “Two types of wh-dependencies: Same, but different“.
Graduate student Josh Wampler and faculty Eva Wittenberg are presenting a poster on “Conceptual parallels between event and object reference in English: A new paradigm shows that demonstratives refer to more complex events“.
Graduate student Till Poppels and faculty Andy Kehler are presenting a poster on “Anything can be elided if you know how: sluicing, voice mismatch, and tough movement“.
Till is also presenting a poster with faculty Philip Miller (Université de Paris 7 – Diderot) on “Connectivity evidence for a direct generation approach to pseudogapping“.