Archive for the ‘conferences’ Category

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

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

Chatzopoulou gave two talks in March

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Aikaterini Chatzopoulou presented “Renewal and inertia in the history of Greek negation” at Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (DGfS 2012) on March 8th and “Jespersen’s Cycle Redefined” at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium on March 24.

CLS program announced

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The tentative program of CLS 48, which will take place on April 19-21, is now available.

 

WSCLA 17 Program

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) will take place at the University of Chicago on March 9-11 in Ida Noyes Hall. In addition to the general session, there will be a special themed session focus on information structure as well as a round table discussion with the invited speakers on the role of youths in language revitalization efforts. Due to generous financial support from various funding sources, there is no registration for this conference. Everyone is invited!

The workshop schedule can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/wscla17/.