A paper by graduate student Deepak Alok has been accepted for publication in “Syntax“! The paper, titled The Morphosyntax of Magahi Addressee Agreement, looks at allocutive agreement in Magahi (Eastern Indo-Iranian). The abstract is below: “This paper analyzes ‘addressee agreement’ (“allocutive agreement”) in Magahi, an Eastern Indo-Aryan language. Magahi finite verbs encode honorificity (e.g., social … Read More
We’re thrilled to announce that our alumnus Daniel Altshuler will be starting a new position as an Associate Professor in Semantics at the University of Oxford, in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, with a Tutorial Fellowship at Jesus College and a Lectureship at Brasenose College next month! Congratulations, Daniel! We wish you all … Read More
Last Wednesday, June 3rd, Vera Gor was our first-ever student to defend her dissertation entirely online! Fusing together psycholinguistic experimentation and syntactic theory, her dissertation is titled, “Experimental investigations of Principle C at the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface“. Her committee included: Profs. Kristen Syrett (co-chair), Ken Safir (co-chair), Mark Baker, and Elsi Kaiser (external, USC). To read … Read More
Prof. Simon Charlow has been awarded The Board of Trustees Research Fellowship For Scholarly Excellence Award, for “exceptional research accomplishments of newly-promoted and tenured faculty members”. Congratulations, Professor Charlow!
The Oxford Handbook of Negation, edited by our own Prof. Viviane Déprez and M.Teresa Espinal, was released earlier this month by Oxford University Press. The description of the book is as follows from their website: “In this volume, international experts in negation provide a comprehensive overview of cross-linguistic and philosphical research in the … Read More
Welcome back to Pets of the Department! We have a special *themed* post for you all, today… It’s Quarantine Edition! Here’s how the department pets have been surviving the quarantine… Uni (Owner: Simon) “This is Uni, and a freshly bloomed magnolia tree.” Ava (Owner: Tatevik) Due to a shortage of food at grocery stores, … Read More
Congratulations To Prof. Mariapaola D’Imperio, whose advisee Riccardo Orrico (Aix Marseille University and University of Salerno) has successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation! It was titled, “Individual Variability in Intonational Meaning Identification: The role of cognitive and sociolinguistic variables” and received the highest possible pass grade of Cum Laude.
Your name: Akinbiyi Akinlabi Info about the language(s) you did fieldwork on: Ibilo (1976), Ibibio (1992), Lokaa (2001), Defaka and Nkoroo (2008-2013), Agbirigba (2010), Dan (2015-date), etc. What led to you doing fieldwork? Unique phonological or syntactic features of each of the languages. Did you set out with a specific goal in mind, and if so—did … Read More
Please join me in welcoming some of our students who will be with us this fall! They’ve each graciously agreed to write a short bio about themselves, so we hope you enjoy getting to know them. Akane Ohtaka Hi everyone, my name is Akane Ohtaka. I am from Japan, and I have been studying Syntax … Read More
We’re thrilled to announce that Professor Yimei Xiang has been published in Linguistics and Philosophy! The title of her article is, “A hybrid categorial approach to question composition.“ And as a bonus, we’ve been provided with a free, view-only link to access the article! So go ahead and click here if you’d like to read it.