Reading groups

This is some filler text. This page should give an overview of the range of reading and working groups we have, and maybe how they each connect to the major research areas.

Phonology Reading Group

Contact: Jason Shaw and Natalie Weber

Meetings: Fridays at 4:00pm, location usually CLAY (Dow 314)

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: Alternating Fridays, 3:30-5:00, LingSem (DOW 201)

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

Semantics Reading Group

Contact: Kate Stanton (Philosophy)

Meetings: Wednesdays at 4:00pm, LingSem (DOW 201)

Description:  The semantics reading group does three things: as its name suggests, we read current literature in semantics that is of interest to group members; second, we have occasional talks by group members on current work; third, we host talks by visitors from outside of Yale on semantic topics. The group includes members from both the Linguistics and Philosophy departments.

Historical/Language Contact Group

Contact: Claire Bowern

Meetings: Fridays at 2:30pm, Clay (DOW 314)

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.