The 43rd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) hosted by the University of Freiburg, is taking place virtually between February 23rd-26th and UConn linguistics will be represented at the satellite workshop on “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives” with talks by:
- Magdalena Kaufmann and John Whitman. Conditional conjunctions informed by Japanese and Korean
- Muyi Yang. Iffy discourse: Japanese moshi in conditionals and nominal topics
The Sixth Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+6), hosted by the University of Toronto, will take place virtually between February 19th-20th and UConn linguistics will be represented at the workshop with talks by:
- Robin Jenkins. Specificity Effects and Object Movement In Turkish and Uyghur
- Beccy Lewis. Approximative Inversion in Turkish
… and a poster presentation by:
- Sarah Asinari and Si Kai Lee. Variable Conjunct Agreement in Qaraqalpaq
Muyi Yang gave a talk at USC Dornsife as part of their Syntax+ series on the 10th February 2021. The talk was titled: “Revisiting wh-questions in Sinhala: It’s all about focus”.
Yuta Tatsumi successfully defended his dissertation titled “Linguistic realization of measuring and counting in the nominal domain: A cross-linguistic study of syntactic and semantic variations“ on January 29th.
Dr. Tatsumi with his committee:
Diane Lillo-Martin and Jonathan Henner’s article on the “Acquisition of Sign Languages” has been published in this year’s volume of the Annual Review of Linguistics (Vol. 7:395-419).
Muyi Yang will give a talk at Goethe University Frankfurt as part of their Semantics Colloquium on the 21st January 2021. The talk will be titled: “Iffy if: Japanese moshi in conditionals and related constructions”. Information on how to join the talk online can be found here: https://www.linguistik-in-frankfurt.de/en/talk-by-muyi-yang-uconn/
The 95th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America took place virtually between January 7th-10th and UConn linguistics was represented at the conference by:
- Sarah Asinari. Interrogative vs. Non-Interrogative Quantifier Float in Dialectal English (poster)
- Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore). Coordinate Structure Constraint and Conjunction Agreement
- Troy Messick (PhD 2017, now at Rutgers University). 3/4 agreement patterns beyond hybrid nouns
A special issue of Sign Language & Linguistics in memory of Irit Meir was recently published, guest edited by Diane Lillo-Martin, Wendy Sandler, Marie Coppola, and Rose Stamp, who also wrote the introductory article “Irit Meir”.
The issue also contains the article “Person vs. locative agreement: Evidence from late learners and language emergence” by Lily Kwok (MA 2019), Stephanie Berk (PhD 2004), and Diane Lillo-Martin.
Adrian Stegovec will give a talk at KU Leuven, Belgium, as part of the CRISSP (Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology) seminar series on the 9th December 2020. The talk will be titled: “Person on the edge: What typological gaps tell us about syntactic person restrictions”.
We are pleased to announce that the recently published Handbook of Japanese Semantics and Pragmatics (De Gruyter Mouton 2020, edited by Wesley W. Jacobsen and Yukinori Takubo) features two chapters by UConn faculty:
- “Formal treatments of tense and aspect” by Stefan Kaufmann (Chapter 7, pages 371-422)
- “Possibility and necessity in Japanese: Prioritizing, epistemic, and dynamic modality” by Magdalena Kaufmann and Sanae Tamura (Chapter 11, pages 537-586)