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.
Claire Bowern and Jason Zentz have published their paper Diversity in the Numeral Systems of Australian Languages in the current issue of Anthropological Linguistics.
E-Ching Ng recently gives a Singlish lesson to the Yale-NUS faculty at an event co-sponsored by ROJAK, a Yale-NUS faculty reading group, and the Malaysian and Singaporean Association (MASA).
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.
PhD Student Jason Zentz will be presenting his paper Bantu wh-agreement and the case against probe impoverishment this week at Georgetown University.
PhD Student Emily Gasser will be presenting her work this week at the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC).
Emily Gasser is spending the fall semester in the field to document Wamesa, an endangered Austronesian language with approximately 5000 speakers on the eastern Bird’s Head of West Papua, Indonesia. While Wamesa is more widely spoken than many other languages of the area, younger speakers are switching over to Papuan Malay for daily use. With research funding from the NSF, Emily plans to spend a total of seven months recording the language in order to produce a grammar and dictionary of the language.
Congratulations to Argyro Katsika on her postdoc position. She will be joining Diamandis Gafos’s lab in Potsdam, Germany, this fall.