Defenses

Noguchi Defense

Yuya Noguchi successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled Asymmetries, Covert Wh-Movement, and Nominality in Japanese Wh-Questions on February 5th.

Congratulations, Yuya!

Yuya during the defense:

 

Dr. Noguchi with his committee after the successful defense:

 

Dr. Noguchi cutting his well earned cake:

 

Gu Defense

Shengyun Gu successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled Bimanual coordination: The non-dominant hand in Shanghai Sign Language on Friday October 27th.

Congratulations, Shengyun!

Shengyun during the defense:

Dr. Gu with her committee after the successful defense:

 

Dr. Gu cutting her well earned cake:

Lee Defense

Si Kai Lee successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled At the Edge of Contact, Insights from the Left Peripheries of Singlish on September 18th.

Congratulations, Si Kai!

Si Kai during the defense:

 

Dr. Lee with his committee after the successful defense:

 

Dr. Lee cutting his well earned cake:

 

Jovović Defense

Ivana Jovović successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled Pronouns at the interface of syntax and discourse structure on Thursday June 22nd!.

Congratulations, Ivana!

Ivana during the defense:

Dr. Jovović with her committee after the successful defense:

Dr. Jovović cutting her well earned cake:

Park Defense

Jayeon Park successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled Not exceptional, not reducible: An experimental investigation of three purported exceptions to island effects in English on Tuesday, June 20th.

Congratulations, Jayeon!

Dr. Park with her committee and the audience after her successful defense:

Koval Defense

Pasha Koval successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled The syntax of relative clause extraposition: An experimental investigation of island and c-command effects on Thursday, June 15th.

Congratulations, Pasha!

Dr. Koval with the audience after his successful defense:

Dr. Koval with his committee:

Mizuno Defense

Teruyuki Mizuno successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled Counterfactual expressions: an investigation into their structures and meanings on Thursday, February 16.

Congratulations, Teru!

 

Teru getting ready for the defense:

 

Dr. Mizuno with his committee:

 

Dr. Mizuno with his well-earned cake:

Saito Defense

Hiroaki Saito successfully defended his dissertation Ways of Saying – Synchronically and Diachronically on February 13th.

Congratulations, Hiro!

 

Picture: Dr. Saito after his successful defense with his committee (Željko Bošković, Magda Kaufmann, Ian Roberts, Susi Wurmbrand) and some of the audience.