- Martin and Maria gave a talk titled “On the role of situational context in language variation and change: experimental evidence from Iberian, Mexican Altiplano, and Rioplatense Spanish” for the “Atomizing Linguistic Change and the Nuclear Step: From Individual Realization to Emergence” workshop at the 23rd International Conference of Historical Linguistics (ICHL 23) in San Antonio, Texas.
- Yao-ying gave a talk titled “Comprehending underspecified meaning: Resolving ambiguity by contextual and conceptual search” at the Japanese Society for Language Sciences 19th Annual International Conference (JSLS2017) in Kyoto, Japan.
- Yao-ying gave a talk, “Context and semantic composition of multiple dimension representations in real-time comprehension” and present a poster, “A model of semantic linguistic composition under conditions of morphosyntactic underspecification: the case of eventive iteration construal” at the IEICE Workshop of the Technical Committee on Thought and Language (IEICE-TL) in Tokyo, Japan.
- Maria, Sara, Martin, Andy, and Yao-ying presented at the CUNY 2017 conference (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts).
- Martin’s poster is titled: “Experimental evidence on the role of situational context in language change: the case of the Spanish Progressive to Imperfective shift”.
- Sara’s poster is titled: “Diachronic development through synchronic variation in copular use”.
- The title of Andy’s poster is: “A unified conceptualization for the locative & possessive comprehension of English have”.
- The title of Maria and Yao-ying’s poster is: “Eventive iteration construal during comprehension: one process, differing sources”.
- Maria gave a talk titled “Conceptual Underpinnings of Context Modulation in Sentence Meaning Composition: the case of English have” at the Michigan State University Linguistics Colloquium (East Lansing, Michigan).
- Andy gave a talk titled “A unified conceptual grounding for the locative and possessive meanings of English have” at the 41st Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC41) at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).
- Maria gave a talk titled “Eventive iteration construal during real-time comprehension, its neurological underpinnings and the grammar-meaning connection” at LingLangLunch at Brown University (Providence, RI).
- Sara, Maria, and Ashwini presented a poster titled “Copular Variation as a Gateway into their Lexico-Semantic Differences” at the “CSLI Workshop: Bridging Computational and Psycholinguistic Approaches to the Study of Meaning” at Stanford University (Stanford, CA).
- Yao-ying and Andy gave individual presentations at the Tenth International Conference on the Mental Lexicon at the University at Ottawa (Ottawa, ON, Canada).
- Yao-ying’s talk was titled “Neurocognitive Properties of for-adverb and the Lexicon-Context Interface”.
- Andy’s talk was titled ”A Unified Conceptual Grounding of the Locative and Possessive Meanings of English Have: An Offline and a Real-time Contextual Priming Study”.
- Sara, Maria, and Ashwini presented a poster titled “Understanding the Variation of ser/estar Across Spanish Dialects” at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.).
Martin and Sara presented at 2016 Hispanic Linguistic Symposium at Georgetown University (Washington D.C.). The program for the conference can be found here.
Martin’s talk is titled “The progressive to imperfective shift: Empirical evidence of contextually determined variation”.
Sara’s talk is titled “Synchronic variation of ser/estar across three Spanish varieties: An experimental investigation.
- Maria and collaborators’ paper “The Localization of Long-Distance Dependency Components: Integrating the Focal-lesion and Neuroimaging Record“ was published at Frontiers in Psychology.
- Sara gave a talk titled “Copular variation in Spanish: Implications for the study of heritage speaker Spanish” at the Heritage Language Acquisition: Breaking New Ground in Methodology and Domains of Inquiry workshop at University of Tromsø (Tromsø, Norway).
- Sara, Maria and Martin gave individual talks at the conference of Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives at Heinrich Heine University (Düsseldorf, Germany). The conference is convened by DFG Collaborative Research Centre 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science.
- Sara’s talk is titled “Language variation as a gateway into lexico-semantic structure: The case of copula processing across Spanish varieties”.
- Maria’s talk is titled “Towards a unified lexico-conceptual analysis for real-time metonymy composition”.
- Martin’s talk is titled “Operationalizing the role of context in language variation: The progressive to imperfective shift in Spanish”.
- Andy, Sara, Maria, and Ashwini presented posters at the “Emergent Meaning Workshop - Neural, Social, and Computational Perspectives” at Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA).
- Andy, Maria, and Ashwini’s poster was titled ”Individual Differences Drive Word-Meaning Variation along Conceptual Structure Pathways: Contextual-Priming of the Location-Possession Continuum.”
- Sara, Maria, and Ashwini’s poster was titled ”Spanish Speakers are Innovating: Constrained Synchronic Variation of Copula Use Across Dialects” at the “Emergent Meaning Workshop - Neural, Social, and Computational Perspectives.”
- Andy and Maria gave a talk titled “ ‘Are you the banana split?’: The development of metonymic processing” at the xPrag workshop “The role of pragmatic factors in child language processing” at Humboldt University (Berlin, Germany).
- Yao-Ying attended the Mayfest 2016: Context workshop at the University of Maryland (College Park, MD).
- Ashwini, Sara, and Maria presented a poster titled “Ser and estar as Presuppositional Variants: Formal Analysis and Experimental Evidence” at the 26th conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 26) at the University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX).
- Jun gave a talk titled ‘Meaning change from superlatives to definite descriptions: A semantic perspective’ at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 52) at the University of Chicago (IL).
- Ashwini and Maria gave a talk titled ‘Varying circumstances of evaluation and the ser/estar distinction in Spanish’ at the 39th Generative Linguistics in the Old World colloquium (GLOW 2016) at Linguistics in Göttingen (Germany).
- Sara gave a talk titled ‘Variation in Spanish copula use: Spain, Mexico and Argentina’ at the 40th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC 40) at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).
- Sara and Maria presented a poster titled “Gender and discourse-based differences in processing Spanish copulas” and received a Student Travel Award at the 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (CUNY 2016) at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).
- Maria, Andy, and collaborators’ paper ‘Metonymy as referential dependency: Psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic arguments for a unified linguistic treatment’ was published in Cognitive Science.
- Yao-Ying gave a talk titled ‘The structured individual hypothesis for processing aspectual verbs’ at the 42nd Annual Conference of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (BLS42) at the University of California, Berkeley. The proceeding is now available here.
- Yao-Ying gave a talk titled ‘The structured individual hypothesis for processing aspectual verbs’ at the Southern New England Workshop in Semantics (SNEWS 2015) at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).
- Sara also gave a talk titled ‘Processing Spanish copulas: the influence of contextual modulation’ at the Southern New England Workshop in Semantics (SNEWS 2015) at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA).
- The lab attended the Hornucopia workshop at Yale University (New Haven, CT).
- Yao-Ying presented a poster titled ‘Complement coercion revisited, the Structured Individual Hypothesis for processing aspectual verbs’ at the Seventh Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference (SNL 2015) in Chicago, IL.
- Sara presented a poster titled ‘Changes in the distributional patterns of the Spanish copulas: the influence of contextual modulation’ and won the Springer Award for the Best Poster Presentation at the 27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2015) at the Poblenou Campus of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain).
- Sara’s paper ‘Changes in the distributional patterns of the Spanish copulas: the influence of contextual modulation’ was published in the Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2015 Student Session.