Michael Obiri-Yeboah has received a UC San Diego International Institute fellowship for his work on documenting the Gua language. He will spend the summer in Ghana collecting data.
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).
Adam’s abstract, “Transparency, locality, and Uyghur backness harmony,” was accepted as a talk at the upcoming 26th Manchester Phonology Meeting (http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/mfm/26mfm.html).
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)
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.
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.