Congratulations to our linguistics degree recipients!
Their paper is titled “Eliminating rightward movement: Extraposition as flexible linearization of adjuncts.”
The chapter, coauthored with Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, is titled “Icelandic verbal agreement and pronoun-antecedent relations.”
Our seniors will be presenting their senior essays in April and graduating in May!
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.
SYNC 2013 will be held this Saturday, 12/7, in room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.
The workshop, called “Can there be a Hilbert List of Syntax (yet)?”, is organized by the IUSS Center for Neurocognition and Theoretical Syntax in Pavia.
The paper investigates the syntax of English verbal “rather,” noting its similarity to parasitic participle constructions found elsewhere in Germanic.
The conference, held this weekend at UConn, will feature a talk by Jim Wood and posters by Claire Bowern, Erich Round, and Raffaella Zanuttini.
His chapter provides an overview of Tree Adjoining Grammar within the context of modern generative approaches to syntax.
Speakers for the Oct. 17 workshop include Magdalena Kaufmann, Shigeru Miyagawa, Miok Pak, Paul Portner, and Raffaella Zanuttini.
We are delighted to have Rikker Dockum (Dartmouth ’07), Luke Lindemann (Pomona ’09), Patrick Patterson (Kansas ’13), and Matt Tyler (Cambridge ’13) join our department.
The collection features excerpts from 35 seminal papers in generative syntax, providing background and questions for future research.
Four of our faculty members will be representing Yale at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL/CIL) in Geneva next week.
Positive anymore, drama so, needs washed, multiple modals, and negative concord are among the phenomena highlighted.
Bob Frank, with Don Mathis and Bill Badecker, has published a paper entitled The Acquisition of Anaphora by Simple Recurrent Networks in the journal Language Acquisition.
Lecturer Dennis Ryan Storoshenko will be presenting work related to the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project this week in Victoria, Canada.
PhD Student Sean Gleason is presenting a paper at the 17th Colloquium on Latin Linguistics held in Rome next week at the Tor Vergata University and the British School at Rome.
Sabina Matyiku, Jim Wood, and Raffaella Zanuttini are traveling to the University of Iceland this week to present their papers at the 25th Scandinavian Conference on Linguistics.
A paper by Jim Wood, with co-author Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, Case alternations in Icelandic ‘get’-passives, appears in the most recent issue of the Nordic Journal of Linguistics.
A paper co-authored by Raffaella Zanuttini (with Cecilia Poletto), Emphasis as reduplication: Evidence from sì che/no che sentences appears in the current issue of Lingua.
This week, our PhD student will present a poster on her research into negative inversion in West Texas English at the 36th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) colloquium in Lund.
This week, the senior undergraduate students in the department begin their final project presentations as they get set for graduation.
During Spring break (March 17-20), Professor Zanuttini visited Sewanee, The University of the South, as a part of a developing relationship between that school and Yale’s Grammatical Diversity Project.
Postdoc Jim Wood recently traveled to UPenn to present the paper Icelandic deverbal adjectives and case-alternations, on which Einar Freyr Sigurðsson is his co-author.
PhD Student Jason Zentz will be presenting his paper Bantu wh-agreement and the case against probe impoverishment this week at Georgetown University.
Yale Grammatical Diversity Project gets recognition on National Grammar Day.
The most recent issue of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory contains a paper by Raffaella Zanuttini. With co-authors Miok Pak and Paul Portner, Dr. Zanuttini’s paper investigates the interpretive restrictions on the subjects of imperative, promissive, and exhortative sentences—what they call the “jussive” clause types.