The 27th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK27) will take place this year at Sogang University in Seoul on October 18-20, 2019. It will feature a number of presentations by UConn linguists, including an invited talk by:
- Keiko Murasugi. The parallel route the Japanese- and Korean-acquiring children take to attain the adult grammar: An implication for the Minimalist Theory
… and posters by:
- Shin Fukuda and Jon Sprouse. Islandhood of Japanese Complex NPs and the Factorial Definition of Island Effects
- Yuya Noguchi and Shun Ihara. What sluicing tells about imperatives
- Koji Shimamura (Ritsumeikan University, PhD UConn 2018). Neo-Davidsonian Event Semantics, Scrambling and Argument Ellipsis
- Yuta Tatsumi. A semantic condition on pronominalization
Nick Huang is here as a visiting researcher, supported by a two-year fellowship from the National University of Singapore. At UConn, he will be working with Jon Sprouse. Nick received his PhD from the University of Maryland earlier this year. His interests are in cross-linguistic variation and learning, and he has worked on topics such as locality, modality, and linguistic illusions.
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Linguistics is hiring a syntactician at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. More information and the link for applications is available at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo?joblist—529-14939
Today Harry van der Hulst received his award for Excellence in Research and Creativity from the UConn Foundation Office of Alumni Relations. Congrats, Harry!
Magda Kaufmann will be giving a talk in the NYU Linguistics Colloquium series today, presenting joint work with Stefan Kaufmann titled: “Iffy Endorsements”
A large contingent of UConn linguists is presenting their work at the 13th conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR13), which is being held at the University of Hamburg, Germany on 26th-28th September 2019.
Talks will be given by:
- Emily Carrigan and Marie Coppola. ‘Iconic’ number signs do not hasten acquisition of number knowledge
- Deanna Gagne, Ann Senghas and Marie Coppola. The influence of same-age peers on language emergence
… and posters will be presented by:
- Diane Brentari, Rabia Ergin, Ann Senghas and Marie Coppola. How quickly does phonology emerge in a “village” vs. “community” sign language?
- Shengyun Gu. Phonological processes in Shanghai Sign Language
- Shuyan Wang. Adjectives or relative clauses? A new perspective on adjectives in American Sign Language
- Deborah Chen Pichler. (PhD 2001, now at Gallaudet University). Effect of minimal sign language instruction on hearing learner’s constituent order
- Diane Lillo-Martin and Deborah Chen Pichler. ASL pronoun acquisition: Implications for pronominal theory
- Julie Hochgesang, Donovan Catt, Deborah Chen Pichler, Corina Goodwin, Carmelina Kennedy, Lee Prunier, Doreen Simons, and Diane Lillo-Martin. Sign language acquisition, annotation, archiving and sharing: The SLAAASh project status report
- Matthew Hall (Postdoc 2013-17, now at Temple University) and Stephanie De Anda. Language access profiles: A better way to characterize DHH children’s early communicative input
- Matthew Hall and Sheila Dills. Against communication mode
- Elena Koulidobrova (PhD 2012, now at CCSU) and Leyla Zidani-Eroglu. A few arguments for isomorphic sluicing in ASL
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.“