Yale Linguistics Ph.D. candidate Jason Zentz has been published in two conference proceedings papers. His article “Bantu Wh-agreement and the Case against Probe Impoverishment” appears in the Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL). The second, “Morphological evidence for a movement analysis of adverbial clauses” is published by the Chicago Linguistics Society.
YGDP was featured in articles in the Boston Globe, the Columbus Dispatch, and on Slate’s Lexicon Valley blog.
Five members of the linguistics department participated in the 2015 LSA Linguistic Summer Institute at the University of Chicago.
The fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages workshop (FASAL 5) takes place this weekend, April 11-12.
Raffaella’s talk, titled “Presentatives in Italian and English,” was part of the Linguistics Department’s Speaker Series.
PhD candidate Jason Zentz presented his paper Partial Wh-Movement in Shona: A Hybrid Wh-Question Formation Strategy at the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL).
The fifth Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages workshop (FASAL 5) will take place April 11-12.
The book gives an overview of argument structure alternations in Icelandic.
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.
The profile focuses on Jason’s work on wh-questions in Bantu languages.
The talk is titled “Imperatives, relative clauses, and Old Romance subordination: Some considerations from Latin.”
The article, titled “Reflexive -st verbs in Icelandic”, appears in the latest issue of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory.
The conference will feature two talks by Kate Davidson, a talk by Jim Wood, and a poster by Jim Wood and Raffaella Zanuttini.
Professor Raffaella Zanuttini and Associate Professor Claire Bowern have recently written op-ed articles for a number of media outlets.
The talk, titled “Syntactic Derivation as Parallel Composition: Implications for Scope,” was part of the Linguistics Colloquium Series at UConn.
Raffaella, with Miok Pak and Paul Portner, will present the paper, “The speaker and addressee in embedded imperatives.”
Jason will receive the 1st place award out of all abstracts submitted by students to present at the annual LSA meeting.
Ashwini’s keynote address is on grammaticalization paths, and Kate is co-presenting a paper on attitude predicates and role shift in ASL.
The paper is titled “‘Get’-passives and case alternations: The view from Icelandic.”
The three-year grant, titled “The Morphosyntax of Pronouns in North American English,” will support the work of the Yale Grammatical Diversity Project.
Welcome to Faruk Akkuʂ (Boğaziçi ’12, ’14), Parker Brody (Kentucky ’08, ’14), Martin Fuchs (Buenos Aires ’13), Chris Geissler (Swarthmore ’13), and Josh Phillips (UNSW ’11)!
The paper investigates the distinction between symmetric and asymmetric dative-nominative verbs in Icelandic by examining their behavior when embedded under láta ‘let/make’.
Edited by Raffaella Zanuttini and Larry Horn, the volume includes a chapter by Jim Wood and one by Raffaella Zanuttini and Judy Bernstein.
Congratulations to our linguistics degree recipients!
Their paper is titled “Eliminating rightward movement: Extraposition as flexible linearization of adjuncts.”
The chapter, coauthored with Einar Freyr Sigurðsson, is titled “Icelandic verbal agreement and pronoun-antecedent relations.”
Our seniors will be presenting their senior essays in April and graduating in May!