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.
The 28th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference was held virtually from 7th-20th September 2020, hosted by the University of Central Lancashire. Several UConn linguists presented at the conference,
… with talks by:
- Jayeon Park, Satoshi Tomioka and Jon Sprouse. The sustained anterior negativity and syntactic movement dependencies in Korean
- Yuta Sakamoto (PhD 2017, now at Meiji University). Apparent VP-ellipsis in Japanese: An Argument Ellipsis Account
… and poster presentations by:
- Hiroaki Saito (UConn/Mie University). On the independence of syntactic selection: a view from Japanese
- Koji Shimamura (PhD 2018, now at Ristumeikan University). SAYing Appositive Clause and Its Relevance to Hearsay-ish Construction in Japanese
- Yuya Noguchi. Clefts, freezing effects, and wh-movement in Japanese
The 32nd North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-32), organized by the UConn Department of Literatures, Cultures & Languages, is going to be held online on September 18-20. Several UConn linguists are going to be presenting at the conference:
- Shuyan Wang. A Prosodic Analysis of Mandarin Classifiers
- Shengyun Gu. Agreement verbs with weak hand classifier in Shanghai Sign Language
- Xuetong Yuan & Hiroaki Saito. Matrix shuo in Mandarin
- Yuanyuan Zhang & Chui Yi Margaret Lee. NPIs and their attenuation effects: Zenme ‘how’ as a case in Mandarin Chinese
- Nick Huang (National University of Singapore/UConn), Annemarie van Dooren & Gesoel Mendes. Wanting the future: the case of desire and future yao
- Nick Huang (National University of Singapore/UConn). Nominal expressions without nouns in Mandarin
The 9th Cambridge Comparative Syntax conference (CamCos 9) is taking place virtually from September 8th-11th, hosted by Cambridge University. The two invited talks will both be given by UConn alumni:
- Beata Moskal (PhD 2015, now at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt). How to be inclusive
- Klaus Abels (PhD 2003, not at UCL). The absence of Foc in the clausal spine
Sinn und Bedeutung 25 is being held virtually, co-hosted by University College London (UCL) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), between 3-9 September 2020. Several UConn linguists will be taking part in the conference, including two talks:
- Muyi Yang. Disambiguating two conditional construals: Evidence from the optionality of if (project page)
- Xuetong Yuan. Extracting commitment: the case of Mandarin rising ba-declaratives (project page)
and a Hangout Session on “Professional development in modern academia” co-organized by Magda Kaufmann and Diti Bhandra.
The 15th annual Slavic Linguistics Society meeting (SLS) will be held virtually on September 4-6. UConn linguistics will be well represented at the conference:
Željko Bošković. Distributed Extraction Coordinations (invited talk)
Ivana Jovović. Pronominal licensing in BCS
Adrian Stegovec. Hidden deficiency: On the structure of Slovenian clitic, strong, and prepositional pronouns
Aida Talić (PhD 2017, now at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). The shape and syntactic place of long-form adjectival inflection in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Natalia Rakhlin (PhD 2007, now at Wayne State University) and Ljiljana Progovac (Wayne State University). The case of missing subjects in early grammars: Absolutive-like stage in language acquisition
Hakyung Jung (Seoul National University) and Krzysztof Migdalski (postdoc 2008, University of Wrocław). Gradients of pronominal and verbal deficiency
Magda Kaufmann will be giving an online talk in the LinG Colloquium Series at Göttingen University series today on May 20th, titled: “A semantic-pragmatic account of generalized subject obviation”