Their presentations report on experiments conducted through the Yale Language & Brain Lab.
She is one of several authors on an article in Nature about the genomic history of Aboriginal Australia, and her contributions to that paper were profiled in Science.
She is at a heritage language acquisition workshop in Tromsø, Norway, presenting joint work with Ashwini Deo and Maria Piñango.
Members of our department traveled all over the world for summer institutes, conferences, and fieldwork, and we hosted several visiting undergraduate researchers on campus.
One talk discussed computational modeling of Khamti tone, and the other examines how syntactic borrowing may explain similarities between Khmer and Thai numeral classifiers.
We are delighted to have Sarah Babinski (Swarthmore ’16), Yiding Hao (UChicago ’15), Dan Schwennicke (Oxford ’16), and Andy Zhang (Yale ’15) join our department.
We are thrilled to announce that Jason Shaw and Jim Wood will be joining the faculty of the Yale Linguistics department as Assistant Professors starting in Fall 2016.
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
Rikker will travel in May to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany.
Raffaella Zanuttini delivered the annual Freeman Lecture at the University of Massachusetts on April 1, 2016. This invited talk, hosted by the UMass Department of Linguistics, commemorates the founder of the department, Donald C. Freeman, and brings prominent linguists to speak on linguistic topics of interest to the wider public.
A number of Yale linguists presented at PLC 40, the Penn Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Pennsylvania:
Associate Professor Claire Bowern and her Pama-Nyungan Lab have completed the first phase release of CHIRILA (Contemporary and Historical Resources for the Indigenous Languages of Australia), a lexical and morphological database. The name CHIRILA is based on the word tyirilya, a widespread term for ‘echidna’ in
His dissertation, Forming wh-questions in Shona: A comparative Bantu perspective, examines the derivational relationships among the several types of wh-questions in Shona.
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
Claire Bowern and Yale Biomedical Engineering student Kevin Zhou have published a paper examining the evolution of numeral systems in the indigenous languages of Australia. “Quantifying uncertainty in the phylogenetics of Australian numeral systems” appears in the September 2015 issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
YGDP was featured in articles in the Boston Globe, the Columbus Dispatch, and on Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog.
Ashwini’s paper on diachronic semantics is included in the inaugural volume of the Annual Review of Linguistics.
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.