Reading groups

Phonology Reading Group

Contact: Jason Shaw and Natalie Weber

Meetings: Fridays at 2:30pm EST

Description: We workshop in-progress research projects of group members, give practice talks, hold “journal club” (brief surveys of recently published p-side papers), and occasionally read an article together in depth.

Syntax Reading Group

Contact: Jim Wood

Meetings: Fridays, 10:45am-12:00pm EST

Description: We discuss work in progress from reading group members, or we discuss recent articles from the syntactic literature.

Semantics Reading Group

Contact: Ka Fai Yip

Meetings: Every other Wednesday, 9:00-10:30am EST

Description: We read classic and current literature in semantics that is of interest to group members. We also welcome talks by group members or visitors from outside of Yale on their current work in semantics. The group primarily includes members from the Linguistics and Philosophy departments but is open to anyone interested in natural language semantics.

Historical/Language Contact Group

Contact: Claire Bowern

Meetings: Alternating Fridays at 10:30am

Description: We read papers and work on projects of interest to group members. Our aim is to explore the literature on language contact and change regardless of geographical or subfield focus; our interests are broad and have covered everything from second dialect acquisition to Proto-Basque/Indo-European relationships.

Fieldwork/Documentation Group

Contact: Natalie Weber

Meetings: Alternating Fridays at 10:30am

Description: Our aim is to support fieldwork and documentation at Yale, regardless of whether this happens in the lab or in the field. We workshop each other’s current projects and elicitation plans. We also read relevant papers and discuss fieldwork-related topics, such as technology, ethics, organization, how to make contact with speaker communities, etc. Our members range from researchers who are just beginning to reach out to communities to those with established, long-term relations in the field.