Three Yale linguistics graduate students will present their research at SYNC 2015, an annual mini-conference among the linguistics departments at SUNY-Stony Brook, Yale, NYU, and the CUNY Graduate Center.
Members of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project (YGDP) have published an article in the journal American Speech titled, “The Southern dative presentative meets Mechanical Turk.” The article explores a unqiue syntactic structure found in some dialects of English, and was co-authored by Yale linguistics lecturer Jim Wood, professor emeritus
The Yale University Department of Linguistics is proud to welcome four graduate students who begin their doctoral studies this fall. They were inducted into the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the matriculation ceremony on August 27, 2015, and each brings a unique set of background interests and scholarly experience that will enrich our department for years to come.
Ph.D. candidate Sabina Matyiku presented her dissertation work as a poster at the 46th annual meeting of North East Linguistics Society (NELS), which was held on 16-18, 2015 at Concordia University in Montreal, her undergraduate alma mater.
Yale Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Jason Zentz has been published in two conference proceedings papers. His article “Bantu Wh-agreement and the Case against Probe Impoverishment” appears in the Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL). The second, “Morphological evidence for a movement analysis of adverbial clauses” is published by the Chicago Linguistics Society.
PhD candidate Jason Zentz presented his paper Partial Wh-Movement in Shona: A Hybrid Wh-Question Formation Strategy at the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL).
Graduate student Rikker Dockum has been awarded a three-year fellowship by the National Science Foundation through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Phonology in the Northeast will take place Saturday, April 4th.
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.
The profile focuses on Jason’s work on wh-questions in Bantu languages.
The talk is titled “Imperatives, relative clauses, and Old Romance subordination: Some considerations from Latin.”
The paper, titled “Learning General Phonological Rules From Distributional Information: A Computational Model,” appears in the journal Cognitive Science.
Jason will receive the 1st place award out of all abstracts submitted by students to present at the annual LSA meeting.
The conference, which features talks and posters on issues in data science, will be held September 26th.
Welcome to Faruk Akkuʂ (Boğaziçi ’12, ’14), Parker Brody (Kentucky ’08, ’14), Martin Fuchs (Buenos Aires ’13), Chris Geissler (Swarthmore ’13), and Josh Phillips (UNSW ’11)!
Congrats to Emily, who will be Visiting Assistant Professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College this fall!
Edited by Raffaella Zanuttini and Larry Horn, the volume includes a chapter by Jim Wood and one by Raffaella Zanuttini and Judy Bernstein.
Congratulations to our linguistics degree recipients!
Her chapter is titled “Subgrouping in Nusa Tenggara: The case of Bima-Sumba.”
Papers by Gaja Jarosz, Claire Bowern, and Emily Gasser are now available online in this new open access conference proceedings.
Congrats on your new position, Emily!
Her talk was titled “Semantic effects of head movement in Negative Auxiliary Inversion constructions.”
The title of the poster is “Mapping the call perception circuit in awake-behaving wild type mice and genetic models of speech and language disorders.”
Several members of the department will be giving talks, presenting posters, and receiving awards.
SYNC 2013 will be held this Saturday, 12/7, in room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.