Gabriella Caballero, Marc Garellek, Amanda Ritchart-Scott, and Scott Seyfarth all presented at LabPhon16

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 receives its 6th annual IAH grant

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.

Ivano Caponigro presenting parts of his biography of Richard Montague in three continents

Ivano Caponigro has been invited to present parts of his forthcoming intellectual and personal biography of Richard Montague (1930-1971), the father of formal semantics, at Harvard University (May 21), Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany (July 10), Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia (August 10), and CNRS and University of Nantes, France (September 20).

2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology will be held at UC San Diego

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).