Thornton Defense

Abigail Thornton successfully defended her dissertation titled “Morphophonological & Morphosyntactic Domains” on May 14th in our first doctoral defense since moving online.

Congratulations, Abbie!

Dr. Thornton with her committee:


UConn Linguistics at FASL

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

UConn Linguistics at GLOW

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)

Carstens to join UConn Linguistics

We are thrilled to announce that Vicki Carstens will join the faculty of the Department of Linguistics as Professor of Syntax in Fall 2020! She comes to us from Southern Illinois University where she is Professor & Chair of Linguistics.

Prof. Carstens is a renowned generative syntactician who has worked extensively on word order and agreement cross-linguistically.  She is a skilled, experienced fieldworker and an expert on African languages with a focus on Bantu.

Check out her research here.

And find out more about her from her 2016 Featured Linguist profile on Linguist List.

UConn Linguists at WCCFL

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