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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.

Ziling Zhu and Kristen Syrett at DUCOG

Ziling Zhu (2nd year) and Prof. Kristen Syrett presented their work titled “Do Mandarin nouns and classifiers individuate? Experimental evidence from a quantity judgment task” at the 12th Dubrovnik Conference on Cognitive Science (DUCOG) held on May 18th-21st, 2021. Their work examines the mapping between universal ontology and Mandarin morphosyntax, with a specific focus on … 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”

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 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

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