Continuing the news of the summer: Congrats to third-year grad student Myriam Lapierre on winning the Best Student Paper Award for Poster Presentations at this summer's meeting of LabPhon! Myriam's award-winning poster is entited 'Patterns of nasal coarticulation in Panará' and is joint work with Susan Lin. Facebook users can find a photo of Myriam demonstrating a vowel from the poster in question on the Friends of Berkeley Linguistics facebook group.
August 31, 2018
- Grammatical tone: Typology and theory
Nicholas R. Rolle
- The Semantics of Kwak'wala Object Case
Katherine Ann Sardinha
- Contrastive topic in Eastern Cham
- Spell-out, Chains, and Long Distance Wh-movement in Seereer
- Overt versus Zero Pronouns in Mandarin Chinese
- Definite Spans and Blocking in Classifier Languages
- The Syntax of Matsigenka Object-Marking
A new book on The Language of Hunter-Gatherers, edited by Rich Rhodes together with Tom Güldemann (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Patrick McConvell (Australian National University), can now be pre-ordered from Cambridge University Press. Congrats, Rich!
- The latest issue of Journal of Linguistics contains a new paper by Larry Hyman: Why underlying representations?
- The latest issue of Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society contains a new paper by Andrew Garrett: New perspectives on Indo-European phylogeny and chronology
A hearty congratulations to our emeritus colleague William S-Y. Wang, who was recently one of five world-class scholars to be awarded honorary degrees from the University of Chicago. Described as "a pioneer in the study of language evolution and the emergence of new languages", Wang was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
August 24, 2018
We're pleased to announce that Jesse Zymet has joined the department as Lecturer in Linguistics, teaching courses in phonology. And we eagerly await the July 2019 arrival of new Assistant Professor Isaac Bleaman, who will be teaching sociolinguistics and computational methods. Welcome, Jesse and Isaac!
Congrats to three faculty colleagues on their recent journal publications:
- The latest issue of Linguistic Inquiry contains a new paper by Peter Jenks: Articulated definiteness without articles
- The latest issue of Journal of Historical Linguistics contains a new paper by Lev Michael and collaborator Thiago Costa Chacon (University of Brasilia): The evolution of subject-verb agreement in Eastern Tukanoan
- The June issue of Neuron contains a new paper by Keith Johnson and collaborators at Berkeley and across the Bay: Encoding of Articulatory Kinematic Trajectories in Human Speech Sensorimotor Cortex (You can also read about this work in Science Daily!)