Yalies present their work at #LSA2019

January 12, 2019

Many members of the Yale linguistics department made a mass exodus to the the recent LSA annual meeting in New York City, where they gave 19 oral and poster presentations at the main meeting, workshops, and sister society meetings. These included:

  • High attachment for arguments of nominalizations - Jim Wood
  • Tone Gesture Timing in Tibetan: Evidence from VOT - Christopher Geissler
  • Testing stress theories directly using quantitative methods: Case studies from Wubuy (Nunggubuyu) and Southern East Cree - Sarah Babinski
  • Explaining the forces underpinning grammaticalization paths: The Progressive-to-Imperfective shift in three varieties of Spanish - Martin Fuchs, Maria Mercedes Piñango
  • There Is No Rule-Ordering Paradox in Mojeño Trinitario - Samuel Andersson
  • Morphological exceptionality and pathways of change: Multiple exponence in Kiranti - Parker Brody
  • Now that is showing possession: Microvariation in possessive relative clauses - Jim Wood, Randi Martinez
  • Rigidness and Flexibility in the Ergative Splits of Nepali - Luke Lindemann
  • Lexical tone and the Comparative Method: Distinguishing innovation, retention, and chance resemblance - Rikker Dockum
  • Aspiration vs. Voicing: Evidence from Audio-Tactile Integration in Speech Perception - Dolly Goldenberg, Mark K. Tiede, D. H. Whalen
  • Some Issues with Sluicing as Anaphora to Issues - Matthew Barros, Hadas Kotek
  • A Robin Hood approach to Forced Alignment: English-trained algorithms and their use on Australian languages - Sarah Babinski, Rikker Dockum, Dolly Goldenberg, J Hunter Craft, Anelisa Fergus, Claire Bowern
  • A temporal ultrasound study of lenition in Iwaidja - Christopher Carignan, Jason Shaw, Tonya Agostini, Robert Mailhammer, Mark Harvey, Donald Derrick
  • Jabberwocky Parsing: Dependency Parsing with Lexical Noise - Jungo Kasai, Robert Frank
  • Learnability and Overgeneration in Computational Syntax - Yiding Hao
  • Variable production of sublaryngeal frication in Hidatsa - Jonnia Torres Carolan, Ryan Kasak
  • A non-uniform analysis of external possession in Western Muskogean - Matthew Tyler
  • How coordination relations structure phonetic variation - Jason Shaw
  • Sibilant variation and koinéization in Texas German - Luke Lindemann

In addition, two of our faculty members offered day-long mini courses on the day before the conference:

  • Bayesian Phylogenetics for Linguists - Claire Bowern
  • Evaluating phonological structure through simulation and classification of phonetic data - Jason Shaw