The Jabberwocky Words In Linguistics workshop took place online on February 11th-12th hosted by UMass, Amherst. UConn was represented by the following invited talks:
- Emma Nguyen (PhD 2021, now at University of California, Irvine). Getting Passive by Extending Classes: A Novel Verb-Learning Study with Adults and Children
- Lyn Tieu (PhD 2013, Western Sydney University). Using nonce words to investigate the morphology of comparison
- Letitia Naigles (UConn Department of Psychological Sciences). What Nonsense? Not at all! Nonsense Word Studies Reveal both Strengths and Challenges in the Linguistic Representations of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
We are pleased to announce that UConn Linguistics will be hosting the Seventh Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic, otherwise known as TU+7, on February 18th-19th!
The program, abstracts, and information on registration can be found at: https://sites.google.com/uconn.edu/tu7
Please join us this year by registering by February 16th in order to receive updates and Zoom links for some fantastic talks!
The 2nd annual workshop on Agency and Intentions in Language took place virtually on January 12-14, 2022, organized by Harvey Mudd College. Magdalena Kaufmann gave an invited talk at the workshop, titled: “Tracking Presumed Control”
The 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America is taking place January 6th-9th in Washington, DC and virtually. UConn linguistics will be well represented at the conference with talks by:
- Si Kai Lee. Movement is Exhausting: Optional wh-fronting in Singlish is not free (in-person)
- Muyi Yang. The closeness constraint on focus association and the syntax of Q-particles (hybrid)
… and poster presentations by:
- Yusuke Yagi. Strawson Semantic Value: An explanation for the definite reading in ellipsis (in-person)
- Pasha Koval and Jon Sprouse. Relative Clause Extraposition in Russian is created by syntactic movement (in-person)
- Ari Goertzel. The Properties of the -o clitic in Mandinka (online)
- Shengyun Gu. Combined methods are informative: weak hand spread in Shanghai Sign Language (online)
- Ivana Jovović. On Discourse Licensing of Coindexed Pronouns in Slavic (online)
- Hiroaki Saito. Losing a subject, keeping an indirect object
- Nick Huang (postdoc 2019-2021, now at the National University of Singapore) and Yu’an Yang. How do learners know attitude verbs select what in wh-in situ languages? (online)
- Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore) and Meghan Lim. Extraction from definite, indefinite, and superlative NPs: An experimental approach
Magdalena Kaufmann gave a Discourse in Philosophy (DIP) colloquium at the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam on December 17th, 2021. Her talk was entitled on “Conditional conjunctions and topics in conditionals”. More information on the talk can be found here.
Željko Bošković gave a plenary talk, titled Formalism and Functionalism, at the Belgrade Linguistic Days (BeLiDa), which took place December 3-4 and celebrated 30 years of the Department of General Linguistics at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.
The Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 18 (LENLS18) annual workshop took place online on November 13-15, 2021 as one of the workshops of the JSAI International Symposia on AI sponsored by the Japan Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI). UConn linguistics was represented at the conference with talks by:
- Muyi Yang. Sensitive to future: the case of Japanese nara-conditionals
- Shun Ihara and Yuta Tatsumi (PhD 2021, now at Meikai University). The Duality of Negative Attitudes in Japanese Conditionals
The 9th International Conference on Formal Linguistics (ICFL-9) was held in Shanghai (in hybrid mode) on November 5-7, 2021. UConn linguistics was represented at the conference with talks by:
- Shengyun Gu. A typology of person agreement in Shanghai Sign Language: morphophonological accounts
- Zheng Shen. (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore). Coordinate Structure Constraint Violating Movement and Closest Conjunct Agreement
- Zheng Shen and Meghan Lim. Extraction from definite, indefinite, and superlative NPs: An experimental approach
The 46th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD46) was held virtually from 4th-7th November 2021. UConn linguistics was represented at the conference with talks by:
- Corina Goodwin, Janina Piotroski, Diane Lillo-Martin. Hearing and deaf ASL-English bilinguals show typical early bilingual development.
- Elaine Grolla (PhD 2005, now at Universidade de São Paulo). Syntactic constraints and medial wh-questions in child Brazilian Portuguese.
- Kazuko Yatsushiro (PhD 1999, now at ZAS Berlin), Chiara Dal Farra, Aurore Gonzalez, Johannes Hein, Silvia Silleresi, Alicia Avellana, Aijun Huang, Johnson Ilori, G. Gayathri, Maria Guasti, Uli Sauerland and Lilla Pintér. The Comparative-Superlative Generalization in child language.
On October 23rd, Magda Kaufmann was one of the invited speakers at the TerraLing Workshop 2021. Her talk was entitled “Obviating Differences”.