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Yoon joins UT Arlington!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Congratulations to Suwon Yoon (PhD, 2011), who will join the Department of Linguistics & TESOL at UT Arlington this coming Fall as a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Congratulations, Suwon!

Beltrama and Xiang at PLC 37

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Andrea Beltrama and Ming Xiang presented “Rescuing exists! An experimental study on island violations and resumptive pronouns in Italian” at the Penn Linguistic Colloquium last weekend. Suwon Yoon (PhD, 2011) also presented “Main Clause Phenomena at the Syntax-Semantics Interface” there!

 

Bochnak in IJAL

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Ryan Bochnak‘s paper, Limited noun incorporation in Washo, co-authored with Alice Rhomieux (née Lemieux, MA 2009), has recently been published in the International Journal of American Linguistics. Congratulations, Ryan and Alice!

Baglini and Francez at WCCFL 31

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Rebekah Baglini and Itamar Francez presented at WCCFL 31 recently:

  • Rebekah Baglini. Deriving target and resultant states
  • Rebekah Baglini and Itamar Francez. The implications of managing

Our alum, Mitcho Erlewine (B.A./M.A. 2007) was there as well!

 

Chicago Linguists heading to LSA in Boston

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The University of Chicago has another great showing at the annual meeting of the LSA (Boston) this year! The following papers were presented:

  • Bert Vaux, Neil Myler, and Karlos Arregi: Number marking in Western Armenian: a non-argument for outwardly-sensitive phonologically conditioned allomorphy
  • Rebekah Baglini: The lexical semantics of derived states  (Poster)
  • Rebekah Baglini, Lenore Grenoble, and Martina Martinovic: Wild sounds: extragrammatical communication in Wolof
  • Rebekah Baglini and Itamar Francez: The implications of managing (Poster)
  • Andrea Beltrama: From tall-issimo to game-issimo: subjectification and intensification in diachrony
  • Iris Berent and Diane Brentari: Amodal aspects of linguistic design
  • Sam Bowman (B.A. 2010): Seto vowel harmony and neutral vowels  (Poster)
  • Shira Calamaro (B.A. 2009): Computing general rules over unnatural classes
  • Matthew Carlson and Morgan Sonderegger (Ph.D. 2012): The impact of phonological network structure on children’s word learning: A survival analysis
  • Mitcho Erlewine (B.A./M.A. 2007): Domain Readings of Japanese Head Internal Relative Clauses (Poster)
  • Mitcho Erlewine (B.A./M.A. 2007): Locality restrictions on syntactic extraction: the case (but not Case) of Kaqchikel Agent Focus
  • Mitcho Erlewine (B.A./M.A. 2007) and Kotek Hadas: Intervention effects and covert pied-piping in English multiple questions (Poster)
  • Lelia Glass (B.A. 2011): Deriving Indiretness for Epistemic MUST
  • Pete Klecha: Modifiers of Modal Auxiliaries and Scalar Modality (Poster)
  • Jackson Lee: NP ellipsis may not be licensed non-locally (Poster)
  • Chieu Nguyen: Left dislocation in Vietnamese universal quantification and contrastive focus
  • Mike Pham: Class(ifier) mobility: emergence of classifiers from compounds
  • John Sylak (B.A. 2008): The Phonetic Properties of Voiced Stops Descended from Nasals in Ditidaht
  • Jason Riggle and Eric Hallman: Identifying individual style and style shifting on reality television with maximum entropy models
  • Alan Yu and Ian Calloway: Coarticulation is mediated by “autistic traits” in neurotypicals

Parrill tenured at Case Western

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Fey Parrill (Joint PhD in Psychology and Linguistics, 2006) was promoted to Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University. Fey directs the Gesture and Cognition Lab, which studies the relationship between spoken language and gesture. She is also expecting her second child in late August. (Her daughter was born in May, 2011.) A hearty congratulations to Fey for all her accomplishments!

Chicagoans at the 2013 LSA Institute

Monday, May 28th, 2012

The 2013 LSA Institute will be held from June 24 to July 19 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Several Chicago faculty and (so-to-be) alumni of the Linguistics department will be teaching courses there:

  • Computational Modeling of Sound Change: James Kirby (PhD 2010, now at University of Edinburgh) and Morgan Sonderegger
  • Individual differences in sound change: Jeff Mielke (University of Ottawa) and Alan Yu
  • Introduction to Morphosyntax: Karlos Arregi
  • Language Variation and Thought: John A. Lucy (Comparative Human Development)

Alumnus update: Harris joins Pomona College

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Jesse Harris (BA/MA 2002) joins the Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College as an assistant professor this year. Congratulations, Jesse!


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