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Kristen Syrett Published in “Language Acquisition”

Professor Kristen Syrett recently published an article titled, “Establishing upper bounds in English monolingual and Heritage Spanish-English bilingual language development“ in Language Acquisition, along with colleagues Liliana Sánchez and Jennifer Austin from the Rutgers Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies. The article can be found here, and the abstract is copied below: “Quantificational elements such … Read More

Rutgers in “Phonology”

We’re extremely proud to announce that, out of the four articles featured in the latest issue of Phonology, three of them are from Rutgers linguists! The first is “Unbounded circumambient patterns in segmental phonology“, co-authored by Prof. Adam McCollum, alumnus Eric Baković, Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt. The second article, “Notational equivalence in tonal geometry” is … Read More

Alumna Diti Bhadra Published in Journal of Semantics

Congratulations to Rutgers alumna Diti Bhadra, who has recently published an article in the Journal of Semantics. Bhadra, Diti. 2020. The Semantics of Evidentials in Questions. Journal of Semantics. Volume 37, Issue 3, August 2020, Pages 367–423. For a link to the abstract, click here.

Meet Our New Grad Students!

We are so excited to be able to welcome four new graduate students to RU Linguistics this fall!! We collected some information about each of them to help the department get to know them a bit better. To our new first years: Welcome!!! JP Doherty Hi, I’m JP! I moved here from a town in … Read More

Dorothy Ahn Joins RU Linguistics!

We’re so excited to be able to officially welcome Dorothy Ahn to our department! To get to know her a bit more, we asked her to write a few paragraphs about herself…   “I’m very excited to join the department this fall, with a virtual-to-real transition in the beginning! My research combines theoretical and experimental … Read More

Prof. Syrett Interviewed by NPR and Yahoo! Life

On July 8th, Prof. Kristen Syrett was interviewed for a Yahoo! Life article, titled: “From ‘master bedroom’ to ‘blacklist’: What will it take to change racist terms in our everyday language?“. If you’d like to read it, this article can be found here. More recently, Prof. Syrett was also interviewed by Robin Young for a segment on … Read More

Morgan Moyer to do Postdocs at Stanford and CNRS Paris

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Morgan Moyer successfully defended her dissertation on July 20th! Title: The question of questions: Resolving (non-)exhaustivity in wh-questions Chair: Kristen Syrett Committee Members: Yimei Xiang, Paul Pietroski, Veneeta Dayal (Yale), Alex Lascarides (U. of Edinburgh)   Morgan will also be doing an NSF-SPRF postdoc at Stanford with Judith Degen, and … Read More

Deepak Alok Successfully Defended His Dissertation

We’re thrilled to announce that Deepak Alok successfully defended his dissertation on July 15th!!   Title: “Speaker and Addressee in Natural Language: Honorificity, Indexicality and their Interaction in Magahi” Co-Chairs: Mark Baker and Veneeta Dayal Committee Members: Troy Messick and Paul Portner (External, Georgetown University)   Congratulations, Dr. Alok! We wish you all the best on the … Read More

Prof. D’Imperio Appointed International Chair for LabEx EFL

Prof. Mariapaola D’Imperio has obtained a position as the International Chair for The Laboratoire d’excellence “Empirical Foundations of Linguistics: data, methods, models” [LabEx EFL] program, and will be giving a four week lecture series next summer in Paris. The lecture series is titled, “Prosodic interfaces with pragmatic meaning: a laboratory phonology perspective”. The position, which … Read More

Morgan Moyer and Prof. Kristen Syrett Published in WIREs Cog Sci

Graduate student Morgan Moyer and Prof. Kristen Syrett have published a paper, titled, “The Study of Questions”, in WIREs Cognitive Science! The abstract is below: “Asking questions is a fundamental aspect of human nature. Languages all around the world encode interrogative constructions. It is therefore incumbent upon semanticists to capture the meaning of questions. However, … Read More