Semantics & Pragmatics
Professor Veneeta Dayal, the newest member of the department’s ladder faculty, has been appointed the Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics. This endowed professorship was most recently held by Professor Emeritus Steve Anderson, who retired in 2017. Read the University’s announcement here.
PhD candidate Martín Fuchs and Professor María Piñango recently published a paper in the proceedings of the last Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Their paper provides an account of the synchronic variation between the use of the Simple Present marker and the Present Progressive marker in the expression of the habitual reading in Modern Spanish.
Prof. Raffaella Zanuttini and her co-authors Paul Portner (Georgetown) and Miok Pak (GWU) have a paper in the most recent issue of Language, “The Speaker-Addressee relation at the syntax-semantics interface”.
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:
Martín introduced his dissertation work to an audience in Mexico, where he is currently conducting research on the imperfective domain in Spanish.
We are excited to work with Caitlyn Antal, Marisha Evans, Randi Martinez, and Jared Sharp as they pursue their graduate studies!
Sean’s dissertation, supervised by Professor Raffaella Zanuttini, investigates the accusativus cum infinitivo construction in Latin.
Based on field research and a translation of the Bible, Joshua’s paper investigates the difference between the first-person pronouns ai and mi.
The two graduate students spoke about syntax in Choctaw and prosody in Southern East Cree, respectively.
María Piñango, Martín Fuchs, and Sara Sánchez-Alonso discussed their results on variation and change in Spanish with Ashwini Deo of the Ohio State University.
Sixteen presentations and posters from current and former Yale faculty and students were showcased at the annual meeting of the LSA.
Bob Frank visited the University of Leipzig to attend a dissertation defense and speak about sluicing.
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.
Raffaella spoke about joint work with Jim Wood on the syntactic structure of presentatives.
The article reflects on Larry’s career by recounting stories of the words he has coined.
The award is given to the best paper presented at the annual conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences.
We are delighted to welcome Samuel Andersson, Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, and Randi Martinez to our department!
Assistant Professor Jim Wood published a paper in the journal Syntax and co-authored a chapter in the book Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian.
Two linguists were honored at this year’s Yale University Commencement.
Two Yale graduate students have been awarded fellowships in recognition of their outstanding work.