Conferences & Presentations
Bob’s invited talk is ”Top-down, bottom-up or inside-out? Direction and grain size in syntactic derivation” and Raffaella’s talk is “The structure of presentatives.”
Matt’s talk is “In Choctaw, everyone’s a clitic.” Rikker’s is “Prosodic context in computational modeling of tone: citation tones vs. running speech.”
Rashad Ullah, Martín Fuchs, Josh Phillips, Andy Zhang, Dan Schwennicke, Yiding Hao, and Rikker Dockum presented their work at four different conferences and workshops.
Several current and former members of our department will be taking part in the annual meeting of the LSA and its sister societies, held this year in Austin, TX.
Yao-Ying will deliver a talk about neurocognitive properties of for-adverbs, and Andy will present a poster about the locative and possessive meanings of English have.
Tomorrow, lecturer Hadas Kotek is giving a talk, undergraduate alumna Maria Kouneli is presenting a paper, and former faculty member Gaja Jarosz is delivering a plenary talk.
Their presentations report on experiments conducted through the Yale Language & Brain Lab.
She is at a heritage language acquisition workshop in Tromsø, Norway, presenting joint work with Ashwini Deo and Maria Piñango.
Members of our department traveled all over the world for summer institutes, conferences, and fieldwork, and we hosted several visiting undergraduate researchers on campus.
His paper provides an analysis of certain impersonal and personal passive constructions in Latin without having to appeal to syntactic Case.
One talk discussed computational modeling of Khamti tone, and the other examines how syntactic borrowing may explain similarities between Khmer and Thai numeral classifiers.
Yale lingusitics graduate student Rashad Ullah gave a presentation at the annual conference of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 52). His talk, based on his dissertation work, was titled “Polarity, free choice, and referential vaguenesss: evidence from Bengali.” An abstract appears below (from the conference booklet).
Three Yale linguists presented at the West Coast Conference of Formal Linguistics (WCCFL34), held at the University of Utah on April 29-May 1, 2016. Graduate student Matt Tyler and postdoctoral associate Jim Wood delivered a joint presentation, “The ‘Have Yet To’ construction: a micro-comparative acco
Yale linguists delivered two presentations at GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World), held at Georg-August University in Göttingen, the Netherlands from April 5-7, 2016.
Raffaella Zanuttini delivered the annual Freeman Lecture at the University of Massachusetts on April 1, 2016. This invited talk, hosted by the UMass Department of Linguistics, commemorates the founder of the department, Donald C. Freeman, and brings prominent linguists to speak on linguistic topics of interest to the wider public.
A number of Yale linguists presented at PLC 40, the Penn Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Pennsylvania:
Ryan Bennett will present work on Kaqchikel phonetics and phonology. Ryan Kasak is presenting on Siouan templatic morphology.
On December 4, Professor Steve Anderson presented an invited lecture to the Philological Society at Murray-Edwards College in Cambridge (UK), in honor of Prof. Peter Matthews. The lecture was entitled “Words and Paradigms: Peter H. Matthews and the Development of Morphological Theory.” The abstract is as follows:
Associate Professor Ashwini Deo, PhD candidate Rashad Ullah, and grad student Luke Lindemann presented on their research at the sixth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL6), held March 12-13 at UMass Amherst.
His dissertation, Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective, examines the derivational relationships among the several types of wh-questions in Shona.
Yale linguistics graduate students Yao-Ying Lai and Rikker Dockum presented talks at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Rikker’s talk, “Tonal evidence in historical linguistics: Genetic signal or typological noise?” was based largely on his fieldwork of Khamti, a Tai language spoken in Myanmar and India.
Claire Bowern recently delivered the keynote address at Ohio State University’s 13th Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium. This annual event is organized around a different theme each year, with this year’s being ”Mathematical/Computational Tools in and for Historical Linguistics.”