Three Yale linguistics graduate students will present their research at SYNC 2015, an annual mini-conference among the linguistics departments at SUNY-Stony Brook, Yale, NYU, and the CUNY Graduate Center.
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.
YGDP was featured in articles in the Boston Globe, the Columbus Dispatch, and on Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog.
Ashwini’s paper on diachronic semantics is included in the inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Linguistics.
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.
Professor Raffaella Zanuttini and Associate Professor Claire Bowern have recently written op-ed articles for a number of media outlets.
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 LSA Member Spotlight highlights the interests and accomplishments of Claire Bowern.
The conference, which features talks and posters on issues in data science, will be held September 26th.
The three-year grant, titled “Language as a Window on Prehistory,” will support the work of the historical linguistics lab at Yale.
The paper is titled “Geography and spatial analysis in historical linguistics.”
The three-year grant, titled “The Morphosyntax of Pronouns in North American English,” will support the work of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
Welcome to Faruk Akkuʂ (Boğaziçi ’12, ’14), Parker Brody (Kentucky ’08, ’14), Martin Fuchs (Buenos Aires ’13), Chris Geissler (Swarthmore ’13), and Josh Phillips (UNSW ’11)!
Edited by Raffaella Zanuttini and Larry Horn, the volume includes a chapter by Jim Wood and one by Raffaella Zanuttini and Judy Bernstein.
The conference focuses on the semantics of underrepresented languages of the Americas.
They perform statistical analyses of sound-meaning correspondences in 120 languages of Australia.
Her chapter is titled “Subgrouping in Nusa Tenggara: The case of Bima-Sumba.”
Papers by Gaja Jarosz, Claire Bowern, and Emily Gasser are now available online in this new open access conference proceedings.
We look forward to welcoming an international group of linguists to Yale to discuss the phonetics and phonology of indigenous languages spoken in Mexico and Central America.
Her talk was titled “Semantic effects of head movement in Negative Auxiliary Inversion constructions.”
These students will solve linguistics puzzles, hoping to earn a place on the US team at the International Linguistics Olympiad.
Several members of the department will be giving talks, presenting posters, and receiving awards.