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BUCLD 44

Meg Gotowski and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented their talk “Investigating the hypothesis space of children’s interpretation of comparatives” at the Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD 44).

Zach defends his honors thesis

Zachary Dau defended his honors thesis, entitled, “The linguistic status of emojis,” under the direction of Dr. Syrett. Zach’s accomplishment writing an honors thesis earns him the status of a Paul Robeson scholar. Zach also presented his poster at the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Student Conference at the University of Delaware and the Aresty Undergraduate … Read More

NELS 49

Vera Gor and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented a talk entitled, “What’s at issue when Principle C is not-at-issue: Information status and backwards anaphora,” at the 49thAnnual North East Linguistics Society (NELS) hosted by Cornell University, in October. This talk is part of Vera’s dissertation research advised by Kristen. Rutgers Linguists at NELS 49

BUCLD 43

Dr. Syrett presented a talk at BUCLD 43 in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern (Dr. Sandy Waxman, Sandy Latourrette, Brock Ferguson) entitled, “Crying helps, but being sad doesn’t: Verbs, but not adjectives, constrain referent selection for novel nouns through age three.” Dr. Kristen Syrett, Morgan Moyer, and Zehra Husnain also presented a talk at the 43rdAnnual … Read More

LSA 93

Vera Gor and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented their talk entitled, “Not-at-Issueness and Principle C: Information status influences judgments of structurally illicit coconstruals” at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New York in January. This work is part of Vera’s dissertation research, advised by Kristen. Jess Law and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented their … Read More

SuB 23

Morgan Moyer and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented a poster entitled, “(Non-)Exhaustivity in embedded questions: contextual, lexical, and structural factors” at Sinn und Bedeutung in Spain in September. This work is oar of Morgan’s dissertation research on embedded questions advised by Kristen.

CLS 54

Dr. Kristen Syrett and two of her graduate students presented talks based on their dissertation work at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society at the University of Chicago in April. Vera Gor and Kristen presented a talk entitled, “Beyond Principle C: (Not)-at-issueness and plausibility influence acceptability of coconstrual.” Morgan Moyer and Kristen presented a … Read More

LSA 92

Vera Gor and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented a talk entitled, “The influence of pragmatic plausibility and processing in judgments of ungrammatical backwards anaphora,” at the 92ndAnnual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Salt Lake City, UT. Monica Macaulay, Miranda McCarvel, Hadas Kotek, Kristen Syrett, Katarina Pabst, Kate Donelson, and Paola Cépeda At the same … Read More

BUCLD 42

Laura Simon-Pearson and Dr. Kristen Syrett presented a talk entitled, “Assessing truth and speaker knowledge when utterances are not maximally true” at the 42ndAnnual Boston University Conference on Language Development in November. This research developed from Laura’s senior honors thesis advised by Kristen. Kristen and Athulya Aravind (a Ph.D. student at MIT and collaborator) also … Read More

XPrag 7 and SuB 22

Dr. Kristen Syrett and her coauthors Corien Bary, Daniel Altshuler, and Peter de Swart presented a poster entitled, “Factors licensing embedded present tense in speech reports,” at the 7thBiennial Experimental Pragmatics Conference (XPrag) hosted by the University of Cologne in Germany. They also presented a version of this poster at Sinn und Bedeutung 22 in … Read More