We’re very proud to announce that a number of linguists from our department will be representing Rutgers Linguistics at the 38th West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics 2020! Their names and presentations are listed below: Livia Camargo Souza. Locality Domains for Number-Based Suppletion: Evidence from Yawanawa. Talk. Huteng Dai. Scalar Similarity and Gradient Representations … Read More
One of our graduate students, Deepak Alok, has been named as the recipient of a dissertation grant! The grant, which is highly competitive, was funded by the Taraknath Das Foundation. Congrats Deepak!!
Your name: Eileen Blum Info about the language(s) you did fieldwork on: Munster Irish (Gaelic) is a language of the Celtic family spoken in the south of Ireland. Native speakers mostly live in government protected and subsidized communities, called Gaeltacht. Irish is one official language of the Republic of Ireland, which has a standard version … Read More
Rutgers will be well-represented at the 2020 meeting for the Society for Computation in Linguistics (co-located with LSA)! All three poster presentations will be given on Thursday, Jan. 2nd from 3-4pm during the “Formal Language Theory in Linguistics Works in Progress” session (and the conference continues through Sunday the 5th) at the Hilton New Orleans … Read More
Your name: Adam McCollum Info about the language(s) you did fieldwork on: Most of my fieldwork has been on Kazakh, with less on Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Uyghur. I’ve also done fieldwork on Yazgulyami, an endangered Iranian language of Tajikistan. What led to you doing fieldwork? I used to live in Central Asia, in Kazakhstan specifically. … Read More
On Nov. 16th, Rutgers hosted the 2019 meeting of the Northeast Computational Phonology Circle [NECPhon]! Many of our own linguists presented their work– their talks are listed below: Wenyue Hua, Huteng Dai, & Adam Jardine. “Subregular Learning of a Phonology and a Set of Underlying Forms“. Talk Chris Oakden, Adam Jardine, & Jane Chandlee. “Modelling Phonological … Read More
Earlier this month, Prof. Akinbiyi Akinlabi was invited to speak at Leiden University in The Netherlands! His talk, titled “The Phonology and Syntax of Tone Spreading in Dan“, was given on Nov. 5th and based on a paper that he co-authored with Gildas Gondo, Tadjou-N’Dine Mamadou, and Hazel Mitchley.
Kristen Syrett (who we also just found out will be receiving the LSA’s Linguistic Service Award in January) was recently interviewed for an episode of a speech and language podcast called In Plain Language,and her episode just aired this past week! The episode is titled “How Is the Internet Changing Language for Kids?“, and … Read More
Our very own Mariapaola D’Imperio has been invited to speak at the first meeting of Sensus (a workshop on the formal semantics and pragmatics of Romance languages)! The workshop will take place on April 18th-19th at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Sensus is also accepting submissions for papers– you can get more info here. … Read More
This past weekend, Meg Gotowski and Kristen Syrett gave a talk at the 44th Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD)! Their talk was titled, “Investigating the Hypothesis Space of Children’s Interpretation of Comparatives“. You can find their abstract here, under “abstract(s) for presentation(s) above” toward the end of the Friday section. … Read More
4th year graduate student Chris Oaken recently recently represented Rutgers Linguistics at the 50th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society [NELS]! He and Jane Chandlee presented a poster together on October 25th, entitled, “A Computational Analysis of Tone Sandhi Ordering Paradoxes“.
On November 14th and 15th, the Rutgers Department of Anthropology will be holding the Rutgers Indigenous Languages Colloquium as part of their speaker series in honor of the UN’s year of indigenous languages. One of our senior graduate students, Livia Souza, has been invited to speak about her work, and our own Mark Baker will also … Read More
In the spirit of the season, we thought it would be fun to do a little digging into the history of our department (and a big thank-you to the University Facilities Historian Susan Ryan for all the info)! The building at 18 Seminary Place was originally the home of Rev. Theodore Sandford Doolittle, … Read More
One of our third years, Meg Gotowski, just published her article “La Règle du Jeu: Verlan as an Example of Anti-Faithfulness” as part of a special issue of Linguistica Atlantica! This issue features selected papers from the Annual Conference of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistics Association, at which Meg presented her talk in French. Earlier … Read More
We’re excited to announce that our own Livia Camargo Souza has been invited to give a talk at NYU’s Fieldwork Reading Group! She will be speaking about her experience performing remote fieldwork in Brazil. The talk will be on Friday, November 8th at 3:30pm in Room 104 of 10 Washington Place (the NYU Linguistics department).
While we’ve introduced many of the newer members of our department over the last month, there’s a very-important group that has been consistently left out and forgotten… So in this issue of SNARL, we’d like you to meet those who make up a less-recognized but equally important part of our lives: The Pets of the … Read More
We’d like to congratulate our alumna, Diti Bhadra, for recently receiving a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Minnesota. This semester, Prof. Bhadra is teaching Syntax I and Field Methods I, in addition to co-directing a new Fieldwork lab with Claire Halpert.
We’re proud to announce that one of our first year PhD students, Natasha Chemey, will be giving a talk at the 13th Annual Arizona Linguistics Circle at the University of Arizona on Oct. 25th-27th! The title of her presentation is: “Have You Got “Gotten”: the Syntax and Semantics of “Have Got””
We’re very proud to announce that three of our linguists successfully defended their dissertations this past year! Dr. Ümit Atlamaz On March 18th, Ümit Atlamaz sccessfully defended his dissertation, “Agreement, Case, and Nominal Licensing”. His committee members included: Mark Baker (chair), Ken Safir, Jose Camacho, and Jonathan Bobaljik. Dr. … Read More
We’re excited to officially welcome three new faculty members to the department this year! To get to know them a little better, we’ve collected some information about each of them and added it below. Please continue reading for a closer look at the new members of our department! To our new faculty: Welcome! … Read More