Ivana Jovović, Magdalena Kaufmann, and Neda Todorović (PhD 2016, now at University of British Columbia) presented their work “Obviate me (not): obviation effects in Serbian main and complement clauses” as part of the syntax-semantics seminar at NYU on the 21st of April.
Hiromune Oda’s article “Japanese free choice items as unconditionals” has just appeared as an online first article in Natural Language Semantics ahead of its print publication. Congratulations Hiro!
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/
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.