Diane Lillo-Martin gave a talk on May 19th in the Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online series hosted by the Brazilian Linguistics Association (Abralin). A recording of the talk, titled “Sign Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory”, can be accessed on the Abralin website or on youtube.
Magda Kaufmann will be giving an online talk in the LinG Colloquium Series at Göttingen University series today on May 20th, titled: “A semantic-pragmatic account of generalized subject obviation”
Abigail Thornton successfully defended her dissertation titled “Morphophonological & Morphosyntactic Domains” on May 14th in our first doctoral defense since moving online.
Dr. Thornton with her committee:
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
Jon Sprouse has been promoted to the rank of full Professor. Congratulations, Jon!
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)
Gabriel Martínez Vera has received an award from the National Science Foundation Linguistics Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement program (Ling-DDRI) for his project “On the semantics of evidentials.”
Find more information here:
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.
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
The 42nd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) is taking place from March 4-6th in Hamburg, where two talks will be given by UConn linguists:
- Diane Lillo-Martin. Heritage Language Characteristics of Bimodal Bilinguals (substitute plenary talk)
- Helen Koulidobrova (PhD 2012, now at Central Connecticut State University) and Nedelina Ivanova Stoyanova. Bimodal bilinguals behave almost like unimodal bilinguals: Phonology of Icelandic Sign Language (talk in workshop on Linguistic diversity and linguistic modalities: New perspectives on bimodal (sign language/oral language) bilingualism)