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.
Semantics & Pragmatics
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.
Yale lingusitics graduate student Rashad Ullah gave a presentation at the annual conference of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 52). His talk, based on his dissertation work, was titled “Polarity, free choice, and referential vaguenesss: evidence from Bengali.” An abstract appears below (from the conference booklet).
Yale linguists delivered two presentations at GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World), held at Georg-August University in Göttingen, the Netherlands from April 5-7, 2016.
[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:
Associate Professor Ashwini Deo, PhD candidate Rashad Ullah, and grad student Luke Lindemann presented on their research at the sixth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL6), held March 12-13 at UMass Amherst.
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.
Three Yale linguistics graduate students will present their research at SYNC 2015, an annual mini-conference among the linguistics departments at SUNY-Stony Brook, Yale, NYU, and the CUNY Graduate Center.