Syntax and Semantics

dos Santos publishes in IJAL

September 22, 2023

Wesley dos Santos published a paper on "Asymmetries among Person Indexes in Kawahíva"in the International Journal of American Linguistics. You can find the paper here:

Jenks presents at Definiteness across Domains

September 6, 2023

Peter Jenks is giving a talk (via Zoom) at the 4th meeting of the Definiteness across Domains DFG network this Sunday at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. The talk is entitled "Anaphoric bare nouns without indices". The program is available here:

Scott files dissertation

August 16, 2023

Congrats to Tessa Scott on her dissertation Pronouns and agreement in San Juan Atitán Mam, filed in May! Tessa has accepted a position as a postdoctoral fellow with the UC Berkeley Future of Higher Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Program starting in September. She will be working in the office of the Dean of the College of Letters and Science on undergraduate education policy and advising. In this position she will also continue her research and work on Mam. We look...

Bossi files dissertation

August 16, 2023
Congrats to Madeline Bossi, who has just filed her dissertation Epistemic modality across syntactic catergories in Kipsigis! Starting in mid August, Maddy will be working as the Programs Data Manager for DREAM Charter School in New York City. She'll be running data collection and analysis for all of the school’s extracurricular programs, as well as leading UX research on the products that the data team uses and creates to make sure they’re working as user-friendly as possible.

Eve Sweetser

Professor Emerita of Linguistics

Semantics, syntax, historical linguistics, Celtic languages, speech act theory, metaphor theory, semantic change, grammaticalization, grammatical meaning, gesture

Jarvis presents at SALT 33

February 22, 2023

Congrats to Becky Jarvis, who will be giving a presentation titled "Movement & interpretation of quantifiers in internally-headed relative clauses" at the 33rd meeting of Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT 33) hosted at Yale from May 12 to 14, 2023.