UConn Linguistics will be represented at the 14th Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition conference (GALA 14), held on 12–14 September 2019 in Milano, Italy, by the following presentations:
- Shuyan Wang, Yasuhito Kido and William Snyder. Acquisition of English Adjectival Resultatives: Support for the Compounding Parameter
- Shuyan Wang. Scope and Scalar Implicatures in Children’s Mandarin: The Role of Working Memory (poster)
- Yoshiki Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Shimada. Child Language and Logic: A View from Elided Conjunction in Japanese
- Karina Bertolino. Testing children’s knowledge of restrictions in a partial null–subject language
UConn Linguistics will be represented by Yuta Tatsumi at the 12th Conference on Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis (SinFonIJA 12), held on 12–14 September 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic. Yuta’s talk is titled “A syntactic analysis of multiplication: Similarities between multiplicands and numeral classifiers”
Marcin Dadan successfully defended his dissertation “Head Labeling Preference and Language Change” on Friday September 6. He will now take up a position as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Florida. Congratulations, Marcin!
UConn Linguistics was represented at Sinn und Bedeutung 24 this year by Xuetong Yuan. Her talk was titled “A discourse model for Mandarin ba-interrogatives.“
Harry van der Hulst has received the Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Award.
This award is given by the UConn Alumni Foundation Alumni Relations Office in recognition of research excellence and the highest level of creativity to enhance UConn’s academic and creative reputation.
The following two books co-edited by Harry van der Hulst appeared recently:
Substance-based Grammar: The (Ongoing) Work of John Anderson, edited by Roger Böhm and Harry van der Hulst, John Benjamins
The Study of Word Stress and Accent, edited by Rob Goedemans, Jeffrey Heinz, and Harry van der Hulst, Cambridge University Press
Zheng Shen (Ph.D. 2018) has accepted a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore, starting January 2020. Congratulations!