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NELS 52 to be held at Rutgers!

Rutgers linguists are all prepped and ready to host 52nd NELS from October 29 – 31, 2021. The complete schedule of the program can be found here. We have a wonderful list of invited speakers who will be joining us to talk about their research. Here’s the schedule for the invited talks and the links to their abstracts. … Read More

Dorothy Ahn gave a plenary talk at SinFonIJA 14

Dorothy Ahn was recently invited to give a plenary talk at this year’s Syntax, Phonology and Language Analysis 14 (SinFonIJA 14). The talk was on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Title: “Indirectly Direct: An account of demonstratives” Abstract : There has been a long debate on whether demonstratives are directly referential as Kaplan originally argued, or indirectly … Read More

Carly Dickerson joins us as a post-doctoral associate.

We’re excited to introduce everyone to Carly Dickerson, who is joining us as a post-doctoral associate this semester. She will also be associated with the Language and Social Justice Initiative of the Language Engagement Project . We collected some information from her and added it below, please continue reading to know our newest member better.  Welcome … Read More

Yu Cao Passed His Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Yu Cao who passed his dissertation defense on August 13th! Title : Plurality and quantification in graph representation of meaning. Chair : Simon Charlow Committee : Adam Jardine, Paul Pietroski, Bruce Tesar, Chris Barker Abstract : The study of meaning is inseparable from that of semantic representation, as design efforts in the latter exert far-reaching implications for … Read More

Adam McCollum presented at Leipzig University

Adam McCollum was invited to give a colloquium talk at Leipzig University on July 14 2021, where he talked about Tutrugbu ATR harmony. The talk was titled “Conditional neutrality in Tutrugbu ATR harmony: Empirical and analytical implications”. The abstract can be found on the website linked here.

Mariapaola D’Império interviewed on Vox

Mariapaola D’Império was recently interviewed on Vox, a linguistic podcast of the Laboratory for Empirical Foundations of Linguistics in France. The interview takes a deep dive into the importance of Prosody in natural languages with an overview of recent influential findings on the subject matter. The interview was conducted in French (linked here).

Rutgers linguists at PaPE2021

Tajudeen Mamadou Y., Huteng Dai, Yair Haendler, and Mariapaola D’Imperio recently presented a poster titled ”The Role of Global and Local Pitch Levels in the Perception of Questions in Ede Chaabe” at the 2021 Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE2021). Here’s an excerpt from the abstract : Low-pitched ‘Lax prosody’ [5,6] is an areal feature … Read More

Meg Gotowski in LSA Student Research Spotlight

Meg Gotowski (5th Year) was recognized by the Linguistic Society of America in their Student Research Spotlight for her article “The Acquisition of the Get-Passive” which was published in Language Acquisition in 2018. LSA retroactively recognized the previous holders of the Student Research Spotlight and Meg was one of them! Congratulations Meg!