Many members of the Yale linguistics department made a mass exodus to the the recent LSA annual meeting in New York City, where they gave 19 oral and poster presentations at the main meeting, workshops, and sister society meetings. These included:
Psycholinguistics & Neurolinguistics
We are excited to work with Caitlyn Antal, Marisha Evans, Randi Martinez, and Jared Sharp as they pursue their graduate studies!
In just three minutes, Dolly explained to audiences how we use our sense of touch to help us hear and understand speech.
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.
The MERIT award will support Kenneth’s research on reading and reading disabilities for five to ten years.
Graduate students from Stony Brook University, NYU, and CUNY came to Yale University’s main campus in New Haven, Connecticut.
Scholars from a wide range of institutions and disciplines came to Yale to discuss the cognitive foundations of variation and change in meaning.
The award is given to the best paper presented at the annual conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences.
Kevin Tang gave invited talks at three venues, presenting joint work with Ryan Bennett, John Harris, and Andrew Nevins on speech production.
Two Yale graduate students have been awarded fellowships in recognition of their outstanding work.
The papers appear in conference proceedings for Sinn und Bedeutung (SuB), Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT), and the North East Linguistic Society (NELS).
Rashad Ullah, Martín Fuchs, Josh Phillips, Andy Zhang, Dan Schwennicke, Yiding Hao, and Rikker Dockum presented their work at four different conferences and workshops.
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 paper examines whether classroom second-language instruction results in improvement in Japanese vowel duration contrast discrimination.
Yao-Ying will deliver a talk about neurocognitive properties of for-adverbs, and Andy will present a poster about the locative and possessive meanings of English have.
Their presentations report on experiments conducted through the Yale Language & Brain Lab.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Gregg Castellucci, who has been awarded the 2016 Stetson Scholarship in Phonetics and Speech Science from the Acoustical Society of America!
[Updated April 18, 2016]
On two Fridays, April 15 and April 22, Yale linguistics graduate students in their second and third years will give talks based on their qualifying papers. These papers, one of which is required in each of the second and third years and which cover two different areas of linguistics, represent significant original research culminating in a work of publishable quality.
A number of Yale linguists presented at PLC 40, the Penn Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Pennsylvania:
Yale linguistics graduate students Yao-Ying Lai and Rikker Dockum presented talks at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Rikker’s talk, “Tonal evidence in historical linguistics: Genetic signal or typological noise?” was based largely on his fieldwork of Khamti, a Tai language spoken in Myanmar and India.