The papers appear in conference proceedings for Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT), and the North East Linguistic Society (NELS).
He provides an overview of Mayan phonology and, together with Jessica Coon and Robert Henderson, an introduction to Mayan linguistics.
The paper examines whether classroom second-language instruction results in improvement in Japanese vowel duration contrast discrimination.
She is one of several authors on an article in Nature about the genomic history of Aboriginal Australia, and her contributions to that paper were profiled in Science.
Her paper is titled “Covert partial wh-movement and the nature of derivations.”
Yale assistant professor Ryan Bennett published an article in the latest issue of the journal Linguistic Inquiry, alongside collaborators Emily Elfner and Jim McCloskey. The article, “Lightest to the Right: An Apparently Anomalous Displacement in Irish” explains the apparent rightward movement of certain Irish pronouns as the result of prosodic factors.
The paper, co-authored with colleagues in Neuroscience, studies the role of the Foxp2 gene in mouse vocalizations.
Associate Professor Claire Bowern and her Pama-Nyungan Lab have completed the first phase release of CHIRILA (Contemporary and Historical Resources for the Indigenous Languages of Australia), a lexical and morphological database. The name CHIRILA is based on the word tyirilya, a widespread term for ‘echidna’ in
Members of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project (YGDP) have published an article in the journal American Speech titled, “The Southern dative presentative meets Mechanical Turk.” The article explores a unqiue syntactic structure found in some dialects of English, and was co-authored by Yale linguistics lecturer Jim Wood, professor emeritus
Claire Bowern and Yale Biomedical Engineering student Kevin Zhou have published a paper examining the evolution of numeral systems in the indigenous languages of Australia. “Quantifying uncertainty in the phylogenetics of Australian numeral systems” appears in the September 2015 issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Yale Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Jason Zentz has been published in two conference proceedings papers. His article “Bantu Wh-agreement and the Case against Probe Impoverishment” appears in the Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL). The second, “Morphological evidence for a movement analysis of adverbial clauses” is published by the Chicago Linguistics Society.
Associate Professor Claire Bowern has published a new edition of her book Linguistic Fieldwork: A Practical Guide.
Ashwini’s paper on diachronic semantics is included in the inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Linguistics.
The book gives an overview of argument structure alternations in Icelandic.
The paper examines the language performance of deaf adults who were not exposed to a sign language until later in life.
The article, titled “Reflexive -st verbs in Icelandic”, appears in the latest issue of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.
The paper, titled “Learning General Phonological Rules From Distributional Information: A Computational Model,” appears in the journal Cognitive Science.
The paper is titled “‘Get’-passives and case alternations: The view from Icelandic.”
The paper is titled “Geography and spatial analysis in historical linguistics.”
The paper investigates the distinction between symmetric and asymmetric dative-nominative verbs in Icelandic by examining their behavior when embedded under láta ‘let/make’.
Claire Bowern co-edited the volume, and Steve Anderson and Ashwini Deo provided chapters on morphological and semantic/pragmatic change, respectively.
Edited by Raffaella Zanuttini and Larry Horn, the volume includes a chapter by Jim Wood and one by Raffaella Zanuttini and Judy Bernstein.
They perform statistical analyses of sound-meaning correspondences in 120 languages of Australia.
Their paper is titled “Eliminating rightward movement: Extraposition as flexible linearization of adjuncts.”