Reading groups

Phonology Reading Group

Contact: Jason Shaw and Natalie Weber

Meetings: Fridays at 2:30pm, LingSem (DOW 201)

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: Michael Deigan

Meetings: Thursday 3:00-4:30 pm, 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: Alternating Fridays at 10:30pm, 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.

Fieldwork/Documentation Group

Contact: Natalie Weber

Meetings: Alternating Fridays at 10:30pm, Clay (DOW 314)

Description: 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. Our aim is to support fieldwork and documentation at Yale, regardless of whether this happens in the lab or in the field.