On Thursday, July 23rd, Matt Tyler successfully defended his PhD dissertation. The defense, which was held virtually on Zoom, presented Matt’s dissertation entitled Argument Structure and Argument-Marking in Choctaw, supervised by Jim Wood. The committee members were Raffaella Zanuttini, Bob Frank, and Aaron Broadwell. Congratulations, Matt!
News about departmental talks, panels, etc., such as colloquia, lunch talks, or conferences and workshops.
Yale’s Linguistics Department, in conjunction with Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) hosted a free webinar for prospective graduate students. Students and faculty from the department discussed the admissions process, life in the department, research opportunities, and living in New Haven. The webinar was recorded and is now available for later viewing here.
Sean’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Raffaella Zanuttini, investigates the accusativus cum infinitivo construction in Latin.
Faculty members Claire Bowern, María Piñango, and Jim Wood and PhD candidate Rikker Dockum will be holding a panel discussion on the issue of reproducibility.
Graduate students from Stony Brook University, NYU, and CUNY came to Yale University’s main campus in New Haven, Connecticut.
The 2017 Stony Brook–Yale–NYU–CUNY conference will be held at Yale’s Dunham Laboratory.
Scholars from a wide range of institutions and disciplines came to Yale to discuss the cognitive foundations of variation and change in meaning.
The Department of Linguistics recently held a symposium celebrating the retirement of Professor Emeritus Steve Anderson.
[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.
His dissertation, Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective, examines the derivational relationships among the several types of wh-questions in Shona.
The Department of Linguistics is happy to announce that Claire Bowern and the Historical and Pama-Nyungan Lab will be hosting a second annual ‘grammar boot camp’ in July 2016. Over the course of four weeks, participants will work collaboratively to produce a sketch grammar of an Australian Aboriginal language, using an extensive database of field notes and recordings.
“Hornucopia: A workshop honoring Laurence R. Horn” will take place November 6-7, 2015, at Sterling Memorial Library.
The fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages workshop (FASAL 5) takes place this weekend, April 11-12.
Phonology in the Northeast will take place Saturday, April 4th.
The fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages workshop (FASAL 5) will take place April 11-12.
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.
Our seniors will be presenting their senior essays in April and graduating in May!
SYNC 2013 will be held this Saturday, 12/7, in room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.
The symposium will be held Saturday, November 16, co-sponsored by the departments of philosophy, cogntive science, and linguistics.
Speakers for the Oct. 17 workshop include Magdalena Kaufmann, Shigeru Miyagawa, Miok Pak, Paul Portner, and Raffaella Zanuttini.
Yale will host the SYNC mini-conference on December 7, 2013. We solicit abstracts before the October 1 deadline.
The conference will be April 4-6, 2014, with abstracts due November 4, 2013.
This week, the senior undergraduate students in the department begin their final project presentations as they get set for graduation.