Yale linguists present at LSA Annual Meeting

LSA Logo over photograph of Washington, DC.
January 31, 2022

Yale linguists presented a number of talks and posters at the 2022 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) held both virtually and in person in Washington, D.C. from January 6-9. The talks/posters are listed below in order of their presentation in the conference schedule. Affiliations of collaborators from other institutions are listed in parentheses:

  • Robert Frank & Hadas Kotek (MIT): Top-down derivations: Flipping syntax on its head
  • Roslyn Burns: Balancing Social Determinism and Sound Change
  • Ka-Fai Yip & Zhuo Chen (UCLA): Adverbial clauses with and without operator movement
  • Sarah Babinski & Claire Bowern: Automatic Categorization of Prosodic Contours in Bardi
  • Josh Phillips: Cyclicity, narrativity and Djambarrpuyŋu tense
  • Michael Stern, Jason Shaw and Shigeto Kawahara (Keio University): Assessing phonological control of parasagittal tongue shape in Japanese sibilants
  • Chelsea Sanker: Dialect-specific phonological features shape perceptual generalization
  • Claire Bowern: Polysemy as a prelude to semantic change
  • Ka-Fai Yip & Comfort Ahenkorah: Non-agreeing resumptive pronouns and partial Copy Deletion
  • Claire Bowern & Ricker Dockum (Swarthmore College): Decolonizing Historical Linguistics in the Classroom and Beyond
  • Amelia Lake, Juhyae Kim, Kassandra Haakman, Jeremiah Jewell, Irene Yi, Sarah Babinski and Claire Bowern: Accessibility, discoverability, and functionality of digital language archives
  • Sarah Babinski, Jeremiah Jewell, Kassandra Haakman, Juhyae Kim, Amelia Lake, Irene Yi  and Claire Bowern: How usable are digital collections for endangered languages? A review
  • Irene Yi: Sociolinguistically-Aware Computational Models of Mandarin-English Codeswitching Using CART