Yale linguists to participate in LSA Annual Meeting
Several current and former members of the Yale linguistics department will be taking part in the 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) in Minneapolis this weekend, provided the snowstorms in the Midwest and Northeast don't prevent them from getting there! Check out all the ways they are involved, and extend special congratulations to our faculty members receiving awards.
Thursday, January 2:
- PhD student Ryan Kasak is giving a talk titled The clitic field in Mandan as part of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)'s session on Siouan.
Friday, January 3:
- Professor Steve Anderson is presenting the Phonology portion of The State of the Art, 1924 and 2014, a symposium commemorating the LSA's 90th anniversary.
- Associate professor Gaja Jarosz is delivering a talk titled Stochastic, Reward-Based Learning of Hidden Structure in Phonology as part of the Computational Phonology session.
- Postdoc Hannah Haynie, associate professor Claire Bowern, and recent alumna Hannah LaPalombara (BA ’13) are giving a talk titled Is Sound Symbolism Universal? as part of the (Non-) Arbitrariness session.
- Associate professor Claire Bowern, recent alumna Amalia Skilton (BA ’13), and postdoc Hannah Haynie are presenting a poster titled Lexical Stability and Kinship Patterns in Australian Languages.
- PhD candidate Emily Gasser is giving a talk titled Stress Shift and Prosodic Structure in Wamesa as part of the Position and Weight in Phonology session.
- Postdoc Hannah Haynie is delivering a talk titled Assessing areality in structural features: a lesson from cultural evolution as part of the Borrowing and Contact session.
Saturday, January 4:
- Cognitive science postdoc Kate Davidson and Deanna Gagne (UConn) are presenting a poster titled Expressing gradient widening of quantifier domains through higher signs in ASL.
- Associate professor Claire Bowern and PhD candidate Emily Gasser are presenting a poster titled Revisiting Phonotactic Generalizations in Australian Languages.
- PhD candidate Jason Zentz is presenting a poster titled Inheritance of non-φ-features and Duala A′-movement morphology.
- Professor Larry Horn is delivering talk titled Negative inversion(s) and conspiracy theory as part of the Pragmatics session.
- Recent alumna Amalia Skilton (BA ’13) is delivering a talk titled A new proposal of Proto-Western Tukanoan consonants and internal classification as part of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA)'s South America 1 session.
- Professor Steve Anderson is introducing Ellen Kaisse (University of Washington at Seattle) for her presidential address titled The Dialects of Spanish and of Modern Greek – Natural Laboratories for the Generative Phonologist.
Saturday, January 4:
- Associate professor Claire Bowern will receive the 2014 Kenneth L. Hale Award, which recognizes outstanding linguistic scholarship undertaken by a junior or senior scholar that documents a particular
endangered or no longer spoken language or language family. Check out the original announcement for more details.