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Bochnak defended dissertation

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Congratulation to Ryan Bochnak, who has successfully defensed his dissertation, titled “Cross-linguistic variation in the semantics of comparatives” today! Great job, Ryan! The chair of his dissertation committee is Chris Kennedy.

Francez and Bochnak at SALT 23

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Both Itamar Francez and Ryan Bochnak will be presenting at SALT 23 on May 3-5. The titles of their presentations are

  • Ashwini Deo, Itamar Francez and Andrew Koontz-Garboden: From change to value difference in degree achievements
  • Ryan Bochnak: Scale exhaustivity and the modification condition (talk alternate)

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!

 

Arregi named associate editor of Language

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Karlos Arregi has been named an associate editor of the flagship journal of the LSA, Language. Congratulations, Karlos!

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!

 

Chicagoans head to BLS

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Several Chicago linguists are presenting at the 39th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. Congratulations to all!

  • Dorothea Hoffmann: Mapping words and mapping worlds: Frames of Reference in MalakMalak
  • Martina Martinovic: The topic-comment structure in copular sentences: evidence from Wolof
  • Chieu Nguyen: Quantification in the left periphery: the duality of universal quantification and contrastive focus in Vietnamese
  • Seyda Özçalıskan & Susan Goldin- Meadow: How speaking shapes the native language of gesture in describing motion

NSF grants to three faculty

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Diane Brentari has been awarded a five-year grant by the National Science Foundation for her project “The Typology of Handshape: Gesture, Homesign, and Sign Language.

Chris Kennedy and Ming Xiang have been awarded a three-year grant by the NSF for their project “Meaning in Context.

Congratulations!

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

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