UConn Linguists at DGfS

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

      UConn Linguists at Tu+

      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

        UConn Linguists at the LSA Virtual Annual Meeting

        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

          UConn Linguistics at BUCLD

          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.

          UConn Linguistics at JK

          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