Faculty member Grant Goodall published an article entitled “Constructed Languages” in the open-access journal Annual Review of Linguistics. The article examines philosophical languages of the 17th century, international auxiliary languages of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the languages for film and television that started to become common in the late 20th century, and the artificial languages for psycholinguistic experiments that are widely used now. The article argues that each of these types of languages presents interesting research questions and deserves increased attention from linguists.
Faculty member Ivano Caponigro has been awarded an NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Summer Stipend Award. NEH received more than 800 proposals and 14% were selected for an award.
Ivano will spend Summer 2024 working on two core chapters of his intellectual and personal biography of Richard Montague (1930-1971), the philosopher and logician who fathered formal semantics and changed the way we think about the semantics of natural languages.
The book is under contract with Oxford University Press and has been previously supported by a grant from the American Philosophical Society, a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), and an in-residency fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.
Faculty member Michelle Yuan is one of the invited speakers at the 26th Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas, to take place at McGill University on April 28-30, 2023.
Mayberry, R. I. (2021). The radical idea that ASL is language: The linguistic bulwark of Professor Robert Hoffmeister’s vision. Foreword, in Enns, C., Henner, J., McQuarrie, L. (Eds.). Discussing Bilingualism in Deaf Education: Essays in Honor of Robert Hoffmeister. Milton Park: Routledge.
Mayberry, R. I. & Wille, B. (2022). Lexical representation and access in sign languages. In Anna Papafragou, John C. Trueswell & Lila R. Gleitman (Eds). The Oxford Handbook of the Mental Lexicon, pp. 597-614. DOI:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198845003.013.27
Matchin, W., Ilkbasaran, D., Hatrak, M., Roth, A., Villwock, A., Halgren, E., & Mayberry, R.I. (2022). The cortical organization of syntactic processing is supramodal: Evidence from American Sign Language. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34, 2:224-235. DOI: 10.1162/jocn_a_01790
Semushina, N.& Mayberry, R. I. (2022) Number Stroop effects in Arabic Digits and ASL number signs: The Impact of age and setting of language acquisition, Language Learning and Development, DOI: 10.1080/15475441.2022.2047689
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 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.”