The 9th meeting of the Formal and Experimental Advances in Sign Language Theory (FEAST) colloquium, is going to be held virtually on June 1st-4th, hosted by The Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies of CUHK. UConn linguistics is going to be represented by a flash talk & poster by:
Linghui (Eva) Gan.Indexical shift with(-out) role shift: Evidence from Hong Kong Sign Language
… as well as a keynote talk by:
Kazumi Matsuoka (1998 PhD, now Keio University, Japan). Grammatical patterns of ‘mouth-based mouth gestures’ in Japanese Sign Language
The members of the UConn Department of Linguistics are sad to share that David Michaels, Professor Emeritus, has died.
David was a kind, generous, intelligent, and humble man. He was one of the early members of the Department, starting as an instructor in 1968 until his retirement in 1997, and served as Department Head for many years, from 1976 to 1992. David shaped the Department and nurtured it, and his influence is felt throughout it to this day. There is no doubt that we would not be what we are without the effort and support of David Michaels.
Our hearts are with Gerda Walz-Michaels and the rest of the Michaels family at this time.
Ivana Jovović, Magdalena Kaufmann, and Neda Todorović (PhD 2016, now at University of British Columbia) presented their work “Obviate me (not): obviation effects in Serbian main and complement clauses” as part of the syntax-semantics seminar at NYU on the 21st of April.