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.”
He provides an overview of Mayan phonology and, together with Jessica Coon and Robert Henderson, an introduction to Mayan linguistics.
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.
The paper examines whether classroom second-language instruction results in improvement in Japanese vowel duration contrast discrimination.
Members of our department traveled all over the world for summer institutes, conferences, and fieldwork, and we hosted several visiting undergraduate researchers on campus.
One talk discussed computational modeling of Khamti tone, and the other examines how syntactic borrowing may explain similarities between Khmer and Thai numeral classifiers.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Gregg Castellucci, who has been awarded the 2016 Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science from the Acoustical Society of America!
We are thrilled to announce that Jason Shaw and Jim Wood will be joining the faculty of the Yale Linguistics department as Assistant Professors starting in Fall 2016.
[Updated April 18, 2016]
On two Fridays, April 15 and April 22, Yale linguistics graduate students in their second and third years will give talks based on their qualifying papers. These papers, one of which is required in each of the second and third years and which cover two different areas of linguistics, represent significant original research culminating in a work of publishable quality.
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.
The paper, co-authored with colleagues in Neuroscience, studies the role of the Foxp2 gene in mouse vocalizations.
Ryan will present a talk “Algunas estructuras fonéticas de las vocales de kaqchikel de Sololá, Guatemala” at COLMEX on September 7.
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.
The talk is titled “The prosody of Kaqchikel person marking,” and the poster is titled “A phonetic study of Uspanteko accent.” Both are joint work with Robert Henderson.
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 award is part of a collaborative NSF grant with linguists at UC Santa Cruz.
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)!
They perform statistical analyses of sound-meaning correspondences in 120 languages of Australia.
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.
The title of the poster is “Mapping the call perception circuit in awake-behaving wild type mice and genetic models of speech and language disorders.”