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.”
Postdocs & Lecturers
The papers appear in conference proceedings for Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT), and the North East Linguistic Society (NELS).
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.
The event, a fundraiser for New Haven Reads, is 7-9pm (doors open at 6) on Friday, October 21, at the Yale School of Management.
The paper examines whether classroom second-language instruction results in improvement in Japanese vowel duration contrast discrimination.
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.
Her paper is titled “Covert partial wh-movement and the nature of derivations.”
Members of our department traveled all over the world for summer institutes, conferences, and fieldwork, and we hosted several visiting undergraduate researchers on campus.
This year, Hadas will be teaching Semantics I & II, a seminar on questions and focus, and a freshman seminar. Her work focuses on the semantics/pragmatics interface.
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
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.
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
YGDP was featured in articles in the Boston Globe, the Columbus Dispatch, and on Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog.
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.
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.
The article, titled “Reflexive -st verbs in Icelandic”, appears in the latest issue of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.
The conference will feature two talks by Kate Davidson, a talk by Jim Wood, and a poster by Jim Wood and Raffaella Zanuttini.
The lecture, titled “Sound Symbolism in Australian Languages: Phonetic Iconicity Re-examined,” will be given at the Dartmouth College Linguistics Department on Thursday, October 16th.
The conference, which features talks and posters on issues in data science, will be held September 26th.