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Rutgers at NECPhon 2019

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

Akinbiyi Akinlabi Gave Invited Talk at Leiden University

    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.      

Meg Gotowski and Kristen Syrett at BUCLD!

  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

Chris Oakden Representing Rutgers at NELS!

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“.  

Happy Halloween!

  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

Livia Souza to Speak at NYU on Nov. 8th

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).

Pets of the 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

Diti Bhadra Receives Tenure-Track Position at UMN!

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.            

A Belated Congratulations to Dr. Jess Law, Dr. Ümit Atlamaz, and Dr. Yağmur Sağ!

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

Hello to Our New Faculty Members!

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

Rutgers Linguists at the Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference!

  We’re proud to announce that Rutgers was wonderfully represented at the 27th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, hosted by Sogang University over this past weekend, Oct. 18th-20th. One of our current 4th years, Shiori Ikawa, presented a poster and our alumnus Seunghun Lee was invited to give a talk at the conference.   Shiori Ikawa: “Long-Distance binding … Read More