UConn Linguistics at FASL

The 31st annual meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL 31) hosted by McMaster University in a hybrid mode is taking place on June 24-26. UConn linguistics will be well represented with presentations by:

  • Željko Bosković. Wh & wh Coordinations
  • Sandra Stjepanović (PhD 1999, now at West Virginia University). Left Branch Extraction and Agreement with Hybrid Nouns (POSTER)
  • Miloje Despić (PhD 2011, now at Cornell University). Nominal Ellipsis of Hybrid Nouns in Serbian
  • Beccy Lewis. Associative plurals in Slavic languages
  • Danil Khristov, Artur Stepanov (PhD 2001, now at University of Nova Gorica), Julie Franck & Penka Stateva (PhD 2002, now at University of Nova Gorica). Feature Assignment Errors in the Bulgarian Quantified Noun Phrase (POSTER)

… as well as an invited talk by:

  • Neda Todorović (PhD 2016, now at University of British Columbia). What are(n’t) we asking with a (negative) polar question in Serbian?

UConn Linguists at ICSLA

The 4th International Conference on Sign Language Acquisition (ICSLA 4) hosted by Boston University, will take place virtually on June 23-25, 2022. UConn will be well represented at the conference with presentations by:

  • L. Viola Kozak, Shengyun Gu, Deborah Chen Pichler (PhD 2001, now at Gallaudet University) and Diane Lillo-Martin. Phonological Development in ASL Signing Children: Comparing Approaches to Scoring a Pseudosign Repetition Task
  • Deborah Chen Pichler and Helen Koulidobrova (PhD 2012, now at Central Connecticut State University). Effects of reversibility and animacy on constituent order in beginner M2L2 signing 
  • Kaj Kraus, Taylor Chumley, Mary Cecilia Conte, Martin Dale-Hench, Tayla Newman and Deborah Chen Pichler. Character vs. observer: Revisiting viewpoint in M2L2 signer narratives (POSTER)
  • Ronice Müller de Quadros, Marilyn Mafra Klamt, Pamela Perniss and Diane Lillo-Martin. Visual cohesion in Coda multimodal productions (POSTER)

    Kaufmanns at CNRS summer school

    Magda and Stefan Kaufmann will be teaching at the summer school Conditionals 2022 (école thématique CNRS), held at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris, France, June 13-17, 2022:

    • Magdalena Kaufmann. Conditionals without if – tracking conditional meaning across languages
    • Stefan Kaufmann. Logical properties and linguistic expression of conditional meaning


    UConn Linguistics at SALT

    The 32nd conference on Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) will take place on June 8-10 in Mexico City and will be co-hosted by El Colegio de Mexico (COLMEX) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). UConn will be represented at the conference with presentations by:

    • Muyi Yang. Singularity and plurality of discourse reference to worlds.
    • Teruyuki Mizuno and Stefan Kaufmann. Past-as-Past in counterfactual desire reports: a view from Japanese.

      UConn Linguists at WCCFL

      The 40th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 40), hosted by Stanford University, will take place virtually on May 13-15, 2022. UConn will be well represented at the conference with talks by:

      • Beccy Lewis. British English do-ellipsis is phasal ellipsis
      • Ari Goertzel. Pseudo noun incorporation in Mandinka
      • Željko Bošković. Binding and agreement in distributed coordinations
      • Zheng Shen (PhD 2018, now at National University of Singapore) and Meghan Lim. The definite DP island in wh-questions and relative clauses
      • Maria Kouneli, Paula Fenger (PhD 2020, now at Leipzig University), and Jonathan Bobaljik. Syntactic limitations on phonological dominance

        Romance Languages: Recent Contributions to Linguistic Theory

        The event Romance Languages: Recent Contributions to Linguistic Theory will take place online on April 28-29 hosted by Harvard University, with the following talks by UConn linguists:

        • Tarcísio Dias. Local wh-subjects under Brazilian Portuguese Quem nunca? Ellipsis
        • Julio Villa-García (PhD 2012, now at University of Oviedo & University of Manchester) & Denis Ott. Bisententiality in Romance: the case of multiple-complementizer sentences
        • Jairo Nunes (University of São Paulo & Adjunct Associate Professor at UConn). Defective Phases and the Grammar of Brazilian Portuguese (invited talk)