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.
The 44th GLOW Colloquium was held online on April 15–17. UConn linguistics was represented by a flash talk and poster by:
- Si Kai Lee. No agreement: Singlish subjects are Topics
The 51st & 52nd Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL) will take place virtually on April 8-10, hosted by The University of Florida’s Department of Linguistics, and UConn linguistics will be well represented at the conference with talks by:
- Vicki Carstens. Unlocking coordinate structures: Agreement with conjoined objects in Swahili
- Ari Goertzel. Pseudo-Incorporation and the structure of Mandinka DPs
- Pasha Koval. The hypersensitive agreement in Akebu
- Margaret Chui Yi Lee. On the partitivity of doo in Mandinka
- Beccy Lewis. The affixal article in Mandinka
The 39th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) will take place virtually on April 8-11, hosted by The University of Arizona’s Department of Linguistics, and UConn linguistics will be represented at the conference with a talk by:
- Željko Bošković. Broadening and localizing the Comp-trace effect
… and a poster presentation by:
- Si Kai Lee. Agreement-drop in Singlish: Subject to Topichood
Hiromune Oda’s article “Japanese free choice items as unconditionals” has just appeared as an online first article in Natural Language Semantics ahead of its print publication. Congratulations Hiro!
The 45th annual Penn Linguistics Conference will take place virtually on March 19-21, 2021 and UConn linguistics will be represented at the conference with talks by:
The 43rd Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS) hosted by the University of Freiburg, is taking place virtually between February 23rd-26th and UConn linguistics will be represented at the satellite workshop on “The Semantics and Pragmatics of Conditional Connectives” with talks by:
- Magdalena Kaufmann and John Whitman. Conditional conjunctions informed by Japanese and Korean
- Muyi Yang. Iffy discourse: Japanese moshi in conditionals and nominal topics
The Sixth Workshop on Turkic and Languages in Contact with Turkic (Tu+6), hosted by the University of Toronto, will take place virtually between February 19th-20th and UConn linguistics will be represented at the workshop with talks by:
- Robin Jenkins. Specificity Effects and Object Movement In Turkish and Uyghur
- Beccy Lewis. Approximative Inversion in Turkish
… and a poster presentation by:
- Sarah Asinari and Si Kai Lee. Variable Conjunct Agreement in Qaraqalpaq
Muyi Yang gave a talk at USC Dornsife as part of their Syntax+ series on the 10th February 2021. The talk was titled: “Revisiting wh-questions in Sinhala: It’s all about focus”.
Yuta Tatsumi successfully defended his dissertation titled “Linguistic realization of measuring and counting in the nominal domain: A cross-linguistic study of syntactic and semantic variations“ on January 29th.
Dr. Tatsumi with his committee: