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).
The 31st annual meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 31) hosted by McMaster University in a hybrid mode is taking place on June 24-26. UConn linguistics will be well represented with presentations by:
- Željko Bosković. Wh & wh Coordinations
- Sandra Stjepanović (PhD 1999, now at West Virginia University). Left Branch Extraction and Agreement with Hybrid Nouns (POSTER)
- Miloje Despić (PhD 2011, now at Cornell University). Nominal Ellipsis of Hybrid Nouns in Serbian
- Beccy Lewis. Associative plurals in Slavic languages
- Danil Khristov, Artur Stepanov (PhD 2001, now at University of Nova Gorica), Julie Franck & Penka Stateva (PhD 2002, now at University of Nova Gorica). Feature Assignment Errors in the Bulgarian Quantified Noun Phrase (POSTER)
… as well as an invited talk by:
- Neda Todorović (PhD 2016, now at University of British Columbia). What are(n’t) we asking with a (negative) polar question in Serbian?
The 4th International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition (ICSLA 4) hosted by Boston University, will take place virtually on June 23-25, 2022. UConn will be well represented at the conference with presentations by:
- L. Viola Kozak, Shengyun Gu, Deborah Chen Pichler (PhD 2001, now at Gallaudet University) and Diane Lillo-Martin. Phonological Development in ASL Signing Children: Comparing Approaches to Scoring a Pseudosign Repetition Task
- Deborah Chen Pichler and Helen Koulidobrova (PhD 2012, now at Central Connecticut State University). Effects of reversibility and animacy on constituent order in beginner M2L2 signing
- Kaj Kraus, Taylor Chumley, Mary Cecilia Conte, Martin Dale-Hench, Tayla Newman and Deborah Chen Pichler. Character vs. observer: Revisiting viewpoint in M2L2 signer narratives (POSTER)
- Ronice Müller de Quadros, Marilyn Mafra Klamt, Pamela Perniss and Diane Lillo-Martin. Visual cohesion in Coda multimodal productions (POSTER)
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.
The 32nd conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) will take place on June 8-10 in Mexico City and will be co-hosted by El Colegio de Mexico (COLMEX) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). UConn will be represented at the conference with presentations by:
- Muyi Yang. Singularity and plurality of discourse reference to worlds.
- Teruyuki Mizuno and Stefan Kaufmann. Past-as-Past in counterfactual desire reports: a view from Japanese.
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.
The 40th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 40), hosted by Stanford University, will take place virtually on May 13-15, 2022. UConn will be well represented at the conference with talks by:
- Beccy Lewis. British English do-ellipsis is phasal ellipsis
- Ari Goertzel. Pseudo noun incorporation in Mandinka
- Željko Bošković. Binding and agreement in distributed coordinations
- Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore) and Meghan Lim. The definite DP island in wh-questions and relative clauses
- Maria Kouneli, Paula Fenger (PhD 2020, now at Leipzig University), and Jonathan Bobaljik. Syntactic limitations on phonological dominance
The event Romance Languages: Recent Contributions to Linguistic Theory will take place online on April 28-29 hosted by Harvard University, with the following talks by UConn linguists:
- Tarcísio Dias. Local wh-subjects under Brazilian Portuguese Quem nunca? Ellipsis
- Julio Villa-García (PhD 2012, now at University of Oviedo & University of Manchester) & Denis Ott. Bisententiality in Romance: the case of multiple-complementizer sentences
- Jairo Nunes (University of São Paulo & Adjunct Associate Professor at UConn). Defective Phases and the Grammar of Brazilian Portuguese (invited talk)
The 45th Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) Colloquium will take place at Queen Mary University of London on April 26-28, 2022 in a hybrid fashion. UConn linguistics will be well represented with talks and posters by:
- Yuta Tatsumi (PhD 2021, now at Meika University). A cross linguistic survey of ‘parts’ of fractions (workshop on Typological generalizations and semantic theory)
- Yusuke Yagi and Xuetong Yuan. Additive prejacent and/or additive alternatives: a principle and a parameter in Mandarin and Japanese (poster/alternate, workshop on Typological generalizations and semantic theory)
- Takanobu Nakamura and Hiromune Oda (PhD 2022, now at The University of Tokyo) Maintaining Mandarin hen as a weak intensiﬁer (poster, workshop on Typological generalizations and semantic theory)
- Paula Fenger (PhD 2020, not at Leipzig Univerity) and Philipp Weisser. Limits of umlaut in Sinhala
- Miloje Despić (PhD 2011, now at Cornell University). Number mismatch and ellipsis of hybrid nouns: A case for post-syntactic analysis of concord (poster)
- Xuetong Yuan. Establishing discourse relations: two contrastive markers in Mandarin (poster)
- Ksenia Bogomolets (PhD 2020, now at University of Auckland). Lexical Accent and the illusion of complexity
The 58th annual meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS) is taking place in-person on April 22-24, and UConn linguistics will be well represented at the conference with talks by:
- Linghui Eva Gan. Question Answer Pairs in Hong Kong Sign Language
- Penelope Daniel. Deriving Interpretive Effects of Spanish DOM
- Xuetong Yuan. Establishing Discourse Relations: Two Contrastive Markers in Mandarin
- Tarcisio Dias. Hyper-Raising and the Voiding of Freezing Effects
- Nicolaus Schrum and Jon Sprouse. The Sustained Anterior Negativity as a Diagnostic for Movement in How-Come Questions
… and poster presentations by:
- Robin Jenkins. Covert Raising & Finite ECM in Turkish, Uyghur, & Japanese
- Si Kai Lee. On Syntactic Tenselessness in Singlish: Evidence from Eventivity
- Kazuya Kudo and Koji Shimamura (PhD 2018, now at Kanazawa Gakuin University & Kobe City University of Foreign Studies). On the Adjectivalizer -si in the Reduplicated & Deverbal Adjectives in Japanese
- Beccy Lewis. A New Analysis of Associative Plurals: Evidence from Slavic languages