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Rutgers at SALT 2021.

Two of our Rutgers Linguistics members will be presenting their works at this year’s SALT 2021, to be held virtually at Brown University from May 7 – May 9, 2021. Ang Li (6th year) will be presenting her work  `Anaphora in Comparison: comparing alternatives‘ on May 8 2021. Prof. Yimei Xiang will be presenting her … Read More

UnderLings : Research by Honors thesis students.

The Honors thesis students of our department make us proud with their amazing accomplishments! They will be defending their theses on Friday, April 16th 2021. Here’s some more details about our undergraduates and their really exciting topics : Daniel Akim (Advised by Prof. Adam Jardine) “Morphophonological learning with multiple processes”

Chris Oakden defends his dissertation successfully

We’re really excited to announce that Chris Oakden passed his dissertation defense on March 29th. Title : Modeling phonological interactions using recursive schemes Chair : Adam Jardine Committee:  Akinbiyi Akinlabi, Adam McCollum, Jane Chandlee (External: Haverford College). Abstract: This dissertation pursues a computational theory of phonological process interactions whereby individual processes are formalized as input-output mappings (i.e. … Read More

Graduate students at ACAL 52.

Graduate students Ziling Zhu (2nd year) and John-Patrick Doherty (1st year) will present their works at the upcoming  Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 51 – 52) to be held at University of Florida from April 8 – April 10 2021. Please find more about their talks, below :   Ziling on ‘Tones and melodies of … Read More

Kristen Syrett invited for workshop Children Learning Adjectives

Kristen Syrett was one of the invited speakers at a workshop Children Learning Adjectives, organized by the Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds. Prof Syrett talked about what adjectives are, their various types and properties, and how caregivers can highlight adjectives in their speech. More about this workshop in their news article here.

Kristen Syrett published in Frontiers in Psychology.

Prof. Kristen Syrett in joint work with Michelle Goldin (University of Albany, SUNY) and Liliana Sanchez (University of Illinois at Chicago) recently published in Frontiers in Psychology, titled, ‘Perspective – Taking with Deictic Motion verbs in Spanish : What We Learn About Semantics and the Lexicon From Heritage Child Speakers and Adults‘. The article can … Read More

Rutgers linguists at (F)ASAL-11

There will be strong Rutgers representation at this year’s virtual (F)ASAL-11 which will be held from March 26th to 28th, 2021. The conference is being hosted (virtually) at University of Minnesota, and Rutgers alum Diti Bhadra (Assistant Professor at UMN) is a part of the organizing committee. Livia Camargo Souza (PhD, 2020) and Sreekar Raghotham … Read More

Kristen Syrett published and also received an NSF grant

Prof. Kristen Syrett in joint work with Athulya Aravind (MIT) has a new article in the Journal of Child Language. Their joint work received an NSF grant as well! Congratulations!! More details below : Context sensitivity and the semantics of count nouns in the evaluation of partial objects by children and adults. Previous research has … Read More