Historical Linguistics

Yale Linguists in Language

Two of Yale’s linguists have papers in the most recent issue of Language, the Journal of the Linguistic Society of America. Claire Bowern’s work (with co-author Quentin Atkinson) uses Bayesian inference to propose divisions within the Pama-Nyungan language family of Australia, while Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (with co-author Chung-hye Han) argues for a novel account of the Korean anaphor caki, which has a 30-year history of conflicting analyses in the literature.

Wilbur Cross Medal Talk

The Yale University Linguistics Department was pleased to welcome back to campus its distinguished alumna Sally Thomason ‘68 (Linguistics PhD) University of Michigan. Professor Thomason was honored by the Yale Graduate School with its Wilbur Lucius Cross Medal. To make the occasion, Professor Thomason gave a talk on her work (see title and abstract below) on Thursday, October 11th, 2012.

Phylogenetics Workshop

Friday, December 14, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Charles Nunn (Harvard EEB), Erich Round (UQ), and Claire Bowern (Yale)

The aim of the workshop is to present an overview of methods and showcase recent work in the area. More details will be provided a bit closer to the time.

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