Diane Lillo-Martin gave a talk on May 19th in the Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online series hosted by the Brazilian Linguistics Association (Abralin). A recording of the talk, titled “Sign Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory”, can be accessed on the Abralin website or on youtube.
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”
The 29 Annual Meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics is taking place virtually from May 8th-10th, hosted by the University of Washington. A number of UConn linguists are going to be presenting their work at the conference:
Franc Lanko Marušič (University of Nova Gorica) and Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore). Gender agreement with exclusive disjunction in Slovenian
Ivana Jovović. On discourse licensing of co-indexed readings of pronouns: Serbo-Croatian strong pronouns as topic-shift anaphors
Sandra Stjepanović (PhD 1999, now at West Virginia University). Multiple Source Left Branch Extraction in Serbo-Croatian
Pasha Koval. Case transmission as long-distance phi-concord
The 43rd annual GLOW conference is taking place virtually from April 8th-10th, hosted by the Humboldt University of Berlin. UConn linguists are also going to be presenting their work at the conference:
- Yuta Tatsumi. Pronominalization in Japanese: A licensing condition on pronominal elements (Poster presentation – conference project page available here)
- Dimitris Michelioudakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) & Nina Radkevich (PhD 2010, now at University of York). Expanding the CP/DP parallelism: case alignment in nominals (Talk at “Remarks: The Legacy” workshop – conference project page available here)
The 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) is taking place from March 4-6th in Hamburg, where two talks will be given by UConn linguists:
- Diane Lillo-Martin. Heritage Language Characteristics of Bimodal Bilinguals (substitute plenary talk)
- Helen Koulidobrova (PhD 2012, now at Central Connecticut State University) and Nedelina Ivanova Stoyanova. Bimodal bilinguals behave almost like unimodal bilinguals: Phonology of Icelandic Sign Language (talk in workshop on Linguistic diversity and linguistic modalities: New perspectives on bimodal (sign language/oral language) bilingualism)
The 38th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) is taking place from March 6-8th at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where two talks will be given by UConn linguists:
- Yuta Tatsumi. A semantic constraint on the interpretation of pronominal elements
- Nick Huang (visiting researcher). “Nounless” nominal expressions in Mandarin Chinese: Implications for classifier semantics and nominal syntax
Alexandre Vaxman (PhD 2016) will present a poster titled Addressing exceptionality: Lexical accent systems as scalar weight-sensitive systems at the Berkeley Linguistics Society Workshop on Phonological Representations at UC Berkeley on February 8th, 2020.
Yuya Noguchi presented his poster titled On the embeddability of cleft wh-questions in Japanese at the 28th Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe, which took place at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona on January 29th-31st 2020.
Željko Bošković will be giving an invited talk on the 24th January 2020 at the University of Leiden as part of the Workshop in honor of the defense of Anastasiia Ionova. The talk will be titled On wh and subject positions.
The 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America took place January 2nd-5th in New Orleans and UConn linguistics was well represented at the conference with talks by:
- Corina Goodwin and Diane Lillo-Martin. Cross-linguistic influence in the morphological development of preschool-aged ASL-English bilinguals
- Si Kai Lee. Tenselessness in Singlish: Lost in contact
- Yoshiki Fujiwara. Licensing of Matrix Questions in Japanese and Its Implications
- Diane Lillo-Martin, Ronice Müller de Quadros, Jonathan D. Bobaljik, Deanna Gagne (Phd 2017, UConn Psychology, now at Gallaudet University), Lily Kwok (MA 2019), Sabine Laszakovits, Marilyn Mafra, and Susanne Wurmbrand. Constraints on Code-blending: Evidence from Acceptability Judgments
- Aida Talić (PhD 2017, now at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Syntactic complexity of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian(BCS) long-form adjectives and their tone
- Gísli Rúnar Harðarson (PhD 2017, now at University of Iceland). A unified approach to domains in word- and phrase level phonology
- Elena Koulidobrova (PhD 2012, now at Central Connecticut State University) and Nedelina Ivanova. Acquisition of Phonology in Child Icelandic Sign Language: Some unique findings
… and posters by:
- Christos Christopoulos and Stanislao Zompi. Weakening Case Containment: an argument from default allomorphs
- Emma Nguyen. The predictive power of lexical semantics on the passive behavior in young children
- Kathryn Montemurro, Molly Flaherty, Marie Coppola, Susan Goldin-Meadow, and Diane Brentari. The role of animacy and location in spatial modulation in two sign languages
- Diane K Brentari, Rabia Ergin, Pyeong Whan Cho, Ann Senghas, Marie Coppola. How quickly does phonology emerge in a “village” vs. “community” sign language?