This week, the senior undergraduate students in the department begin their final project presentations as they get set for graduation.
During Spring break (March 17-20), Professor Zanuttini visited Sewanee, The University of the South, as a part of a developing relationship between that school and Yale’s Grammatical Diversity Project.
Postdoc Jim Wood recently traveled to UPenn to present the paper Icelandic deverbal adjectives and case-alternations, on which Einar Freyr Sigurðsson is his co-author.
PhD Student Jason Zentz will be presenting his paper Bantu wh-agreement and the case against probe impoverishment this week at Georgetown University.
Yale Grammatical Diversity Project gets recognition on National Grammar Day.
The most recent issue of Natural Language and Linguistic Theory contains a paper by Raffaella Zanuttini. With co-authors Miok Pak and Paul Portner, Dr. Zanuttini’s paper investigates the interpretive restrictions on the subjects of imperative, promissive, and exhortative sentences—what they call the “jussive” clause types.
Two of Yale’s linguists have papers in the most recent issue of Language, the Journal of the Linguistic Society of America. Claire Bowern’s work (with co-author Quentin Atkinson) uses Bayesian inference to propose divisions within the Pama-Nyungan language family of Australia, while Dennis Ryan Storoshenko (with co-author Chung-hye Han) argues for a novel account of the Korean anaphor caki, which has a 30-year history of conflicting analyses in the literature.