The 43rd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) hosted by the University of Freiburg, is taking place virtually between February 23rd-26th and UConn linguistics will be represented at the satellite workshop on “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives” with talks by:
- Magdalena Kaufmann and John Whitman. Conditional conjunctions informed by Japanese and Korean
- Muyi Yang. Iffy discourse: Japanese moshi in conditionals and nominal topics
The Sixth Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+6), hosted by the University of Toronto, will take place virtually between February 19th-20th and UConn linguistics will be represented at the workshop with talks by:
- Robin Jenkins. Specificity Effects and Object Movement In Turkish and Uyghur
- Beccy Lewis. Approximative Inversion in Turkish
… and a poster presentation by:
- Sarah Asinari and Si Kai Lee. Variable Conjunct Agreement in Qaraqalpaq
Muyi Yang gave a talk at USC Dornsife as part of their Syntax+ series on the 10th February 2021. The talk was titled: “Revisiting wh-questions in Sinhala: It’s all about focus”.
Muyi Yang will give a talk at Goethe University Frankfurt as part of their Semantics Colloquium on the 21st January 2021. The talk will be titled: “Iffy if: Japanese moshi in conditionals and related constructions”. Information on how to join the talk online can be found here: https://www.linguistik-in-frankfurt.de/en/talk-by-muyi-yang-uconn/
The 95th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America took place virtually between January 7th-10th and UConn linguistics was represented at the conference by:
- Sarah Asinari. Interrogative vs. Non-Interrogative Quantifier Float in Dialectal English (poster)
- Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore). Coordinate Structure Constraint and Conjunction Agreement
- Troy Messick (PhD 2017, now at Rutgers University). 3/4 agreement patterns beyond hybrid nouns
Adrian Stegovec will give a talk at KU Leuven, Belgium, as part of the CRISSP (Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology) seminar series on the 9th December 2020. The talk will be titled: “Person on the edge: What typological gaps tell us about syntactic person restrictions”.
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