Magdalena Kaufmann will give an invited online talk as part of the SPAGAD (SPeech Acts in Grammar And Discourse) lecture series at the Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin on July 1st. The talk will be titled: A compositional take on directive microvariation (abstract and link can be found here).
Ivana Jovović’s article “Condition B and Other Conditions on Pronominal Licensing in Serbo-Croatian” has just appeared online ahead of its print publication in Linguistic Inquiry. Congratulations Ivana!
Shuyan Wang gave an invited talk at Xi’an International Studies University on June 10th. The title of her talk was: Scalar implicatures in child language: The role of processing capacities.
Magda and Stefan Kaufmann will be teaching at the summer school Conditionals 2022 (école thématique CNRS), held at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris, France, June 13-17, 2022:
- Magdalena Kaufmann. Conditionals without if – tracking conditional meaning across languages
- Stefan Kaufmann. Logical properties and linguistic expression of conditional meaning
Stefan Kaufmann gave a talk on his paper “How Fake is Fake Past?” in the “Construction of Meaning” series at Stanford University on May 19, 2022.
Congratulations to Stefan Kaufmann, who has been named a faculty fellow at the UConn Humanities Institute (UCHI) for 2022-2023 to work on the project “What was, what will be, and what would have been”.
Our department is pleased to announce the incoming graduate class of 2022:
- Sharmin Ahmadi
- Thanos Illiadis
- Hanyu Liu
- Shangyan Pan
- Aarón Sánchez
- Yixuan Yan
Shuyan Wang successfully defended her dissertation: Scalar implicatures in child language: The role of processing capacities on April 15th.
Audience at the defense:
Dr. Wang with her committee:
Magdalena Kaufmann gave a talk at CUNY as part of their Linguistics Colloquium series on April 7th, 2022. Her talk was titled “Practically out of control”.
Harry van der Hulst has been awarded the 2022 Excellence in Research & Creativity Career Award from the UConn-AAUP, one of only two recipients in the university. The recipients were chosen by the UConn-AAUP Excellence Awards Committee from a pool of excellent candidates. The intention of the awards is to showcase academic excellence at UConn.
A virtual ZOOM ceremony to honor Professor van der Hulst, and other UConn-AAUP award recipients, will take place on Monday, April 25th at 12:00pm. Any and all who wish to attend are welcome and are asked to email Barbara Kratochvil to receive the ZOOM link.