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 Emily Clem has a new paper in Linguistic Inquiry titled “Cyclic expansion in Agree: Maximal projections as probes“. This paper draws on her fieldwork on Amahuaca, a Panoan language spoken in Peru.
Four department members are presenting papers at the World Congress of African Linguistics (WOCAL 10) held virtually at Leiden University this week:
Himidan Hassen, Peter Jenks, Nina Hagen Kaldhol & Sharon Rose “Content questions in Tira”
Michael Obiri-Yeboah “Interactions between ATR vowel harmony and nasality”
Anthony-Struthers Young “Same subject reference in Northern Toussian”
Congratulations to Michael Obiri-Yeboah, who has accepted a three-year Assistant Teaching Professor position in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University! Michael is finishing up his dissertation and plans to defend in July.
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.”
Faculty member Sharon Rose is an invited speaker at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 52), which will be held virtually by Rutgers University on October 29-31, 2021.
Adam McCollum (PhD 2019, now at Rutgers) will be one of three invited speakers for the main session of the 2021 Annual Meeting on Phonology, to be hosted by the University of Toronto and York University (though held virtually) in October. Congrats, Adam!