SYNC 2013 will be held this Saturday, 12/7, in room 208 of the Whitney Humanities Center.
The conference, held this weekend at UConn, will feature a talk by Jim Wood and posters by Claire Bowern, Erich Round, and Raffaella Zanuttini.
Her paper, “Relatedness as a factor in language contact,” considers several aspects of language change and ways in which contact might interact with language relatedness.
We are delighted to have Rikker Dockum (Dartmouth ’07), Luke Lindemann (Pomona ’09), Patrick Patterson (Kansas ’13), and Matt Tyler (Cambridge ’13) join our department.
Four of our faculty members will be representing Yale at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (ICL/CIL) in Geneva next week.
Yale Linguistics is happy to announce the promotions of Claire Bowern to Tenure, and Ashwini Deo and Gaja Jarosz to Associate Professor. Congratulations!
Assistant Professor Ashwini Deo has received the National Science Foundation’s CAREER grant, the Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty.
PhD Student Sean Gleason is presenting a paper at the 17th Colloquium on Latin Linguistics held in Rome next week at the Tor Vergata University and the British School at Rome.
Claire Bowern and Jason Zentz have published their paper Diversity in the Numeral Systems of Australian Languages in the current issue of Anthropological Linguistics.
Professor Larry Horn travels to UT Austin this week to address a workshop on systematic semantic change co-organized by our own Professor Ashwini Deo.
This week, the senior undergraduate students in the department begin their final project presentations as they get set for graduation.
Maria Piñango and Ashwini Deo, along with colleagues in Statistics and Probability and at the Yale Magnetic Resonance Research Center have been awarded an NSF grant.
On February 15, Stephen Anderson will be speaking in a session he has organized at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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.
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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Bowern will be giving a talk entitled “Serial Founder Effects in Genetics and Linguistics” in the anthropology department this Thursday at 5pm at 10 Sachem St, rm 105.