Mohit Gurumukhani, a Research Assistant in the Language Comprehension Lab, just won a Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholarship (TRELS) award for Spring Quarter, 2019. Mohit is working under the guidance of Eva Wittenberg on a project that investigates the role of Hindi case-marking. While Mohit is a Computer Science Major, the training provided by the lab has uniquely qualified him to tackle a complex problem in linguistics. Congratulations, Mohit!
Prof. Eva Wittenberg and her collaborator Dr. Andreas Trotzke edited a Special Issue that was just published on the journal Linguistics. It focuses on adjective order in Germanic languages from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
- Andreas Trotzke and Eva Wittenberg: Long-standing issues in adjective order and corpus evidence for a multifactorial approach
- Elnora ten Wolde: Linear vs. hierarchical: Two accounts of premodification in the of-binominal noun phrase
- Kristin Davidse and Tine Breban: A cognitive-functional approach to the order of adjectives in the English noun phrase
- Ermenegildo Bidese, Andrea Padovan and Claudia Turolla: Adjective orders in Cimbrian DPs
- Sven Kotowski and Holden Härtl: How real are adjective order constraints? Multiple prenominal adjectives at the grammatical interfaces
UC San Diego Linguistics was well represented at the 16th LabPhon meeting.
Amanda Ritchart-Scott presented her poster “Perceptual enhancement of nasalized vowels through increased breathiness.”
Gabriella Caballero & Marc Garellek presented their poster “Multidimensional tonal realization and prosodic variation in Choguita Rarámuri (Tarahumara).”
Marc Garellek presented his talk (coauthored by Christina Esposito at Macalester College) “The effects of prosody on pitch and voice quality of White Hmong tones.”
Scott Seyfarth (PhD 2016, currently at Ohio State University) co-organized (with Beth Hume, OSU) a workshop called “The role of predictability in shaping human sound systems.”
SemanticsBabble, the interdisciplinary discussion group on formal and experimental approaches to language meaning that is lead by Ivano Caponigro (Linguistics) and Jonathan Cohen (Philosophy), has just been awarded its 6th annual grant from the UCSD Institute of Arts and Humanities. The grant will help with inviting scholars and students from other institutions to present and discuss their current research on language meaning during the academic year 2018-2019.
Adam McCollum has been awarded a President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2018-19! The award is targeted at doctoral candidates who demonstrate strong potential, promise and desire for a university teaching and research career. Only nine such fellowships were awarded across UCSD.
Michael Obiri-Yeboah‘s paper titled ‘Domains and Directionality in Gua Vowel Harmony’ has been selected for an award as Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper for the African and African-American Studies Research Center.
William Matchin, postdoctoral fellow for the Mayberry Laboratory for Multimodal Language Development, has written a second guest post for the Talking Brains blog in response to some comments to his first post from Erich Jarvis.
Read his new post post here.
Read his old post here.
Our graduate students Dayoung Kim and Till Poppels, our postdoc William Matchin, and our faculty members Grant Goodall, Andrew Kehler, and Eva Wittenberg are presenting five posters at the 31st Annual CUNY Sentence Processing Conference at UC Davis on March 15-17, 2018:
Suhas Arehalli and Eva Wittenberg: “The mess reveals the system: People use top-down cues to resolve errors in contexts with highly random noise, but not with highly structured noise”
Dayoung Kim and Grant Goodall: “Complexity effects in A- and A’-dependencies”
Adam Morgan, Titus von der Malsburg, Victor S. Ferreira and Eva Wittenberg: “This is the structure that we wonder why anyone produces it: Resumptive pronouns in English hinder comprehension”
Till Poppels and Andrew Kehler: “Reconsidering asymmetries in voice-mismatched verb phrase ellipsis”
William Matchin, Diogo Almeida, Jon Sprouse, and Gregory Hickok: “Subject island violations involve increased semantic processing, but not increased verbal working memory resources: evidence from fMRI”
William Matchin, Christian Brodbeck, Christopher Hammerly, and Ellen Lau:
“The temporal dynamics of structure and content in the language network”