Chris Geissler and Kevin Zhang joined nine collaborators from Yale and other institutions to study a gene that may influence the way we perceive consonants.
Postdocs & Lecturers
The ASL pilot program proves to be a resounding success as all spots in Jessica Tanner’s introductory-level course are filled.
Raffaella Zanuttini, Jim Wood, and Jason Zentz spoke to the Center for Teaching and Learning on the pernicious effects of linguistic prejudice and ways to combat it.
Sixteen presentations and posters from current and former Yale faculty and students were showcased at the annual meeting of the LSA.
Kevin has joined Zhejiang University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Translation.
American Sign Languages will be taught at the L1 and L2 levels during the upcoming Spring Term by Jessica Tanner.
Bob Frank visited the University of Leipzig to attend a dissertation defense and speak about sluicing.
Jim Wood, Matt Barros, and Matt Tyler presented two talks and a poster.
Kevin Tang gave invited talks at three venues, presenting joint work with Ryan Bennett, John Harris, and Andrew Nevins on speech production.
Bob’s invited talk is ”Top-down, bottom-up or inside-out? Direction and grain size in syntactic derivation” and Raffaella’s talk is “The structure of presentatives.”
The papers appear in conference proceedings for Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT), and the North East Linguistic Society (NELS).
Several current and former members of our department will be taking part in the annual meeting of the LSA and its sister societies, held this year in Austin, TX.
The event, a fundraiser for New Haven Reads, is 7-9pm (doors open at 6) on Friday, October 21, at the Yale School of Management.
The paper examines whether classroom second-language instruction results in improvement in Japanese vowel duration contrast discrimination.
Tomorrow, lecturer Hadas Kotek is giving a talk, undergraduate alumna Maria Kouneli is presenting a paper, and former faculty member Gaja Jarosz is delivering a plenary talk.
Her paper is titled “Covert partial wh-movement and the nature of derivations.”
Members of our department traveled all over the world for summer institutes, conferences, and fieldwork, and we hosted several visiting undergraduate researchers on campus.
This year, Hadas will be teaching Semantics I & II, a seminar on questions and focus, and a freshman seminar. Her work focuses on the semantics/pragmatics interface.
Three Yale linguists presented at the West Coast Conference of Formal Linguistics (WCCFL34), held at the University of Utah on April 29-May 1, 2016. Graduate student Matt Tyler and postdoctoral associate Jim Wood delivered a joint presentation, “The ‘Have Yet To’ construction: a micro-comparative acco