Congrats to fifth-year grad student Virginia Dawson on receiving a grant from the American Philosophical Society's Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research! The grant project is entitled "Strategies of disjunction in Tiwa", and will support her field research in Assam, India.
September 12, 2018
Taking advantage of the visual possibilities afforded by the new Calques format, we present some recent evidence of Berkeley linguists out and about. Send your photos of linguistics-in-action to Calques!
The Berkeley Crew at LabPhon16: Yao Yao (PhD 2011), Charles Bond Chang (PhD 2010), Grant McGuire (former postdoc), Keith Johnson, Matt Faytak (PhD 2018), Myriam Lapierre, Jeremy Steffman (BA 2016), Hannah Sande (PhD 2017), Alice Shen, Andrew Cheng and Alan Yu (PhD 2003)
September 7, 2018
The annual meeting of Sinn und Bedeutung, taking place this week in Barcelona, features five presentations by Berkeley students, faculty, and very recent alumni:
- Emily Clem: Attributive adjectives in Tswefap: Vague predicates in a language with degrees
- Virginia Dawson and Amy Rose Deal: Third readings by semantic scope lowering: prolepsis in Tiwa
- Amy Rose Deal and Vera Hohaus: Vague predicates, crisp judgments
- Ruyue Agnes Bi (BA '18) and Peter Jenks : Pronouns, radical pro-drop, and ellipsis in Mandarin
- Rachel Rudolph (Berkeley philosophy): A Closer Look at the Perceptual Source in Copy Raising Constructions
August 31, 2018
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.
- 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
August 24, 2018
A hearty congratulations to the new PhDs awarded in the past few months:
- Nico Baier, PhD!
- Auburn Barron-Lutzross, PhD!
Speech Stereotypes of Female Sexuality
- Matt Faytak, PhD!
Articulatory uniformity through articulatory reuse: insights from an ultrasound study of Sūzhōu Chinese
- Jack Merrill, PhD!
The Historical Origin of Consonant Mutation in the Atlantic Languages
- Nicholas Rolle, PhD!
Grammatical tone: Typology and theory
- Tammy Stark, PhD!
This year's meeting of the World Conference of African Linguistics (WOCAL) starts tomorrow in Rabat, Morocco, and features talks by two Berkeley graduate students:
Tessa Scott: "Obligatory Resumption in Swahili"
Karee Garvin: "Direct Object Placement in Nafaanra Word Order"
Congrats, Tessa and Karee!
The June issue of Language and Speech contains a new paper by third-year graduate student Yevgeniy Melguy: