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:
Yale Linguistics welcomes three new members to the Department this semester. Welcome to all!
For the last few years, Yale linguistics participated in the New Haven Reads Spelling Bee. Last year, we were eliminated in the final round (with the Australian work quokka). This year, the Yale Linguistics Team LingBuzz were victorious! Congratulations to all our participants!
Jason has published an article in the Association for Laboratory Phonology’s journal and presented a talk at its annual meeting.
Yale’s Linguistics Department, in conjunction with Yale’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Office of Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) hosted a free webinar for prospective graduate students. Students and faculty from the department discussed the admissions process, life in the department, research opportunities, and living in New Haven. The webinar was recorded and is now available for later viewing here.
Graduate Student Sarah Babinski and Professor Claire Bowern recently published a paper on mergers and contextual probability in sound change in the journal Linguistics Vanguard. The journal special issue – on predictability in shaping sound patterns in human language – was co-edited by linguistics department faculty member Jason Shaw and Shigeto Kawahara.
Prof. Maria Piñango gave a plenary talk at a conference in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Her talk focused on ‘mismatches’ as context construal demands and described recent lab work on child language acquisition and semantic change in the Spanish copulas estar and ser.
The translations make available some of the earliest writings on the theory of word formation.
Jason Shaw, Chris Geissler, and Samuel Andersson spoke about various topics in phonetics and phonology at the Manchester Phonology Meeting.
The award “honors faculty members at Convocation for their exemplary qualities as mentors.”
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.
Results on syntax and phonology by Jim Wood, Matt Tyler, and Yiding Hao were showcased at the Penn Linguistics Conference in March.
Faculty members Claire Bowern, María Piñango, and Jim Wood and PhD candidate Rikker Dockum will be holding a panel discussion on the issue of reproducibility.
The ASL pilot program proves to be a resounding success as all spots in Jessica Tanner’s introductory-level course are filled.
Raffaella Zanuttini, Jim Wood, and Jason Zentz spoke to the Center for Teaching and Learning on the pernicious effects of linguistic prejudice and ways to combat it.
Sixteen presentations and posters from current and former Yale faculty and students were showcased at the annual meeting of the LSA.
Claire and Rikker showcased their results from the Pama-Nyungan Laboratory at the Association for Linguistic Typology.
At a workshop honoring Liliane Haegeman, Raffaella discussed her research on presentatives.
The paper investigates the effect of predictability on vowel duration in Japanese.
American Sign Languages will be taught at the L1 and L2 levels during the upcoming Spring Term by Jessica Tanner.
Bob Frank visited the University of Leipzig to attend a dissertation defense and speak about sluicing.
The MERIT award will support Kenneth’s research on reading and reading disabilities for five to ten years.
The article investigates the articulation of devoiced /u/ in Japanese.
Graduate students from Stony Brook University, NYU, and CUNY came to Yale University’s main campus in New Haven, Connecticut.
The 2017 Stony Brook–Yale–NYU–CUNY conference will be held at Yale’s Dunham Laboratory.
Jim Wood, Matt Barros, and Matt Tyler presented two talks and a poster.
Scholars from a wide range of institutions and disciplines came to Yale to discuss the cognitive foundations of variation and change in meaning.