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.

Talks:

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.

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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