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)
Stefan Kaufmann gave a colloquium talk at the University of Konstanz, Germany on the 12th November 2020. The talk, “How fake is fake Past?”, is joint work with Teru Mizuno.
The 51th meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 51) is being held virtually from 6th-8th November 2020, hosted by the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). UConn linguistics will be represented by a talk by:
- Shuyan Wang. Covert exhaustifier or not? Child language can help
The 45th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD45) is being held virtually from 5th-8th November 2020. UConn linguistics will be represented …
… with talks by:
- Shuyan Wang. Universal free choice inferences of dou-constructions in child Mandarin.
- Emma Nguyen. Can “blick” be passivized? Depends on its meaning: A novel-verb study with English-speaking children.
- Lyn Tieu (PhD 2013, now at Western Sydney University) and Nichola Shelton. The Comparative-Superlative Generalization in child language.
… and a poster presentations by:
- Cory Bill, Elena Pagliarini, Jacopo Romoli, Lyn Tieu, and Stephen Crain. Children’s interpretations of every … some sentences.
We are pleased to announce that “Emerging Sign Languages of the Americas”, a volume edited by Marie Coppola with Olivier Le Guen and Josefina Safar, is going to be published in November as part of DeGruyter’s Sign Language Typology Series.
“This volume is the first to bring together researchers studying a range of different types of emerging sign languages in the Americas, and their relationship to the gestures produced in the surrounding communities of hearing individuals.”
Gabriel Martínez Vera successfully defended his dissertation titled “On the Semantics of Evidentials in Southern Aymara“ on October 19th.
Dr. Martínez Vera with his committee: