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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
His paper provides an analysis of certain impersonal and personal passive constructions in Latin without having to appeal to syntactic Case.
One talk discussed computational modeling of Khamti tone, and the other examines how syntactic borrowing may explain similarities between Khmer and Thai numeral classifiers.
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.
We are delighted to have Sarah Babinski (Swarthmore ’16), Yiding Hao (UChicago ’15), Dan Schwennicke (Oxford ’16), and Andy Zhang (Yale ’15) join our department.
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.
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.
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
Raffaella Zanuttini delivered the annual Freeman Lecture at the University of Massachusetts on April 1, 2016. This invited talk, hosted by the UMass Department of Linguistics, commemorates the founder of the department, Donald C. Freeman, and brings prominent linguists to speak on linguistic topics of interest to the wider public.
[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:
Associate Professor Ashwini Deo, PhD candidate Rashad Ullah, and grad student Luke Lindemann presented on their research at the sixth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL6), held March 12-13 at UMass Amherst.
His dissertation, Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective, examines the derivational relationships among the several types of wh-questions in Shona.