UCLA linguists at WCCFL 33 @ Simon Fraser U.

UCLA is well-represented by both current and former students at this week’s WCCFL at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.


Amanda Ritchart (former undergraduate, now Ph.D. student at UCSD), Grant Goodall (UCSD) and Marc Garellek (Ph.D. 2013, now at UCSD), Prosody and the that-trace effect: an experimental study.

Byron Ahn (Ph.D. 2015, now at Boston U.) Out-sourcing internal arguments.

John Gluckman. Decomposing morphological number in local contexts.

Jason Kandybowicz (Ph.D. 2006, now at U. of Kansas) & Harold Torrence (Ph.D. 2005, now at U. of Kansas, joining UCLA in Fall 2015). Two probes, one goal, different copies: There’s no wrong way to front a predicate in Krachi.

Poster presentations:

Isabelle Charnavel (Ph.D. 2012, now at Harvard). Let you be bound to me (and me to you).

Laura Kalin (Ph.D. 2014, now at UConn). Morphological reversal in Amadiya (Neo-Aramaic) as late-agreement.


46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

University of Oregon is hosting the 46th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, and 7 UCLA students will be presenting their work there:

Nikos Angelopoulos: Reconsidering the Object (A)symmetry Parameter in Maragoli

John Gluckman and Margit Bowler: Transitivity Alternations in Luragooli

Sozen Ozkan: Conditionals in Logooli

Nico Loccioni: Specificational Copular Constructions in Logoori

Eleanor Glewwe and Ann Aly: Palatalization in Logoori

UCLA linguists at CUNY 28 @ USC

The 28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is taking place this week at USC. UCLA is well-represented by a number of poster presentations.

Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus particles in context: Support for the Broadest Focus Principle

Jesse Harris & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U.): Focus marking isn’t enough: The role of structural bias in focussensitive coordination

Jesse Harris: Structure modulates similaritybased interference in sluicing: An eye movement study.

Jason Bishop (Ph.D. 2013, now at CUNY-CSI), Adam Chong & Sun-Ah Jun: Explicit prosodic phrasing and individual differences in relative clause attachment