UConn Linguistics at GLOW in Asia

The 14th Generative Linguistics in the Old World in Asia (GLOW in Asia XIV) took place March 6-8th, hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. UConn was very well represented at the conference with a keynote talk by:

  • Željko Bošković. More than one way to spell out a phase

… main session talks by:

  • Tarcisio Dias. Superraise only if you hyperraise
  • Mia Gong and Miloje Despić (PhD 2011, now at Cornell University). On the Nature of Reflexive Binding in Mongolian: from Nominals to Clauses

… and posters by:

  • Yuya Noguchi. Syntactic aspects of co-occurrence of a wh- and a concealed question in Japanese
  • Nick Huang (post-doc 2019-2021, now at National University of Singapore) and Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore). The role of main verbs in subextraction of wh-phrases from NPs
  • Miloje Despić. Uncovering Hidden Structures in BCMS: The Case of Negative Imperatives
  • Masao Ochi (PhD 1999, now at Osaka University) and Yuta Tatsumi (PhD 2021, now at Meikai University). Numeral Classifiers in Japanese and (Anti-)Labeling
  • Heesun Yang and Bum-Sik Park (PhD 2005, now at Dongguk University). The Syntax and Semantics of the High Negation Question in Korean
  • Jarry Chuang. Right Dislocation in Chinese: Consequence of Topicalization & Comp-to-Spec movement
  • Austin Jaejun Kim and Myung-Kwan Park (PhD 1994, now at Dongguk University). Reanalysis and intervention in English ‘tough’ constructions
  • Yuta Sakamoto (PhD 2017, now at Meiji University) and Rikuto Yokoyama. Silent Presupposition in Japanese Clefts: Ellipsis vs. Proform
  • Pravaal Yadav. Discourse’s effect on the Structure: An evidence from agreement patterns in Hindi-Urdu

    UConn at ECO5

    ECO-5 is an annual gathering of linguistics graduate students from five East Coast universities (UMass, MIT, Harvard, UConn, and UMD), and this year it was hosted by the UMass Linguistics department, taking place on March 2nd. UConn Linguistics was represented at ECO-5 with talks by:

    • Aarón Sánchez. (Un)agreement in Spanish and Greek Fake Indexicals
    • Shangyan Pan. Gei as functional elements: How many are there?
    • Tyler Poisson. Arithmetic in English and ditransitive constructions
    • Qi Wu. Introducing Target/Stimulus argument of Mandarin Experiencer-Subject psych-predicates

    UConn Linguists at NELS

    The 54th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society is taking place 26-27th of January, at MIT (, and UConn Linguistics will be represented with an invited talk by:
    • Lyn Tieu (PhD 2013, now at University of Toronto). Theories of linguistic inferences: What experiments can tell us

    … and poster presentations by…

      • Pravaal Yadav. Patterns and conditions on cross-clausal agreement in Hindi-Urdu
      • Ka-Fai Yip & Xuetong Yuan. Agreement in imperative clauses: evidence from object resumptive pronouns in Mandarin Chinese

      UConn Linguists at the LSA Annual Meeting

      The 2024 edition of the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America took place January 4th-7th in New York City. The event also commemorated the centennial of the LSA. UConn linguistics was well represented at the conference with talks by:

      • Shengyun Gu. Interaction between iconicity and weak drop in Shanghai Sign Language
      • Diane Brentari, Kathryn Montemurro, Susan Goldin-Meadow, Ann Senghas, Marie Coppola. The effects of animacy on the creation of verb agreement: Clues from Lengua de Señas Nicaragüense
      • Shengyun Gu, Diane Lillo-Martin, Deborah Chen Pichler (PhD 2001, now at Gallaudet University), Elaine Gale. Early Development in ASL Phonology: A Longitudinal Study of Deaf Children with Hearing Parents

      … a poster presentations by:

      • Aida Talić (PhD 2017, now at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign). You don’t need a definite article to have a DP: A view from Telugu domain of N and A

      … and a talk in the workshop on “Advances in the study of signed language phonological change”:

      • Harry Van der Hulst . Why do sign languages lack allomorphy rules? 

      UConn linguistics at FDSL

      The 16th conference on the Formal description of Slavic languages (FDSL16) took place November 29th-December 1st at the University of Graz. UConn linguistics was represented at the conference with talks by:

      • Arthur Stepanov (PhD 2001, now at University of Nova Gorica). Exploring feature assignment in real time: The case of Russian numeral phrases
      • Magdalena Kaufmann and Neda Todorović (2016, now at University of Connecticut & Reed College). The remote and the impossible in Serbian
      • Sara Andreeta, Matic Pavlič, Penka Stateva (PhD 2002, now at University of Nova Gorica), and Artur Stepanov. Sentence comprehension in minority languages: The Slovenian Community in Italy
      • Jakob Lenardič (visiting scholar Fall 2017, now at Institute of Contemporary History, Slovenia). Slavic Reflexive Impersonals: Passivisation and Unaccusativity
      • Krzysztof Migdalski (post-doc 2006-2008, now at University of Wrocław). On the non-directionality of language change – a case of functional elements in Slavic
      • Svitlana Antonyuk (post-doc 2018-19, now at University of Graz). A quantification-based approach to the deduction of phases in (East) Slavic

      … and an invited talk by:

      • Željko Bošković. Spelling-out phases (Workshop on Information Structure, Prosody and Phase Theory in Slavic)