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Mark Baker presented at Stony Brook Colloquium

The Department of Linguistics at Stony Brook University invited our own Prof. Mark Baker to their Fall 2022 colloquium talk series. Prof. Baker presented his work, “Complementizers Relating to Noun Phrases: Rare Constructions within a Theory of Universal Grammar” on Oct. 28. Here is the abstract of his talk: Abstract: The notion of universal grammar … Read More

Ang Li passes her dissertation defense

Congratulations to Ang Li, who successfully defended her dissertation on Oct. 28! Find the details of her dissertation below: —— Title: Comparing Alternatives Committee: Simon Charlow, Troy Messick, Yimei Xiang, Rajesh Bhatt (external member, UMass) Abstract: I present a new analysis of the meaning of comparatives. In the past few decades, theorists who approach gradation … Read More

Rutgers Linguistics at AMP 2022

Rutgers Linguistics was well represented at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Phonology (AMP 2022), held from October 21 to 23 at the University of California, Los Angeles. Boolean Monadic Recursive Schemes for Phonological Analysis, the work of Prof. Jane Chandlee of Haverford College and Rutgers Professors Adam Jardine and Adam McCollum, together with fourth year … Read More

Eileen Blum lands job at Data Piper for Google CCAI

We are pleased to announce that recent alum Eileen Blum has recently started her new job at the IT company Data Piper! She will be working on projects on Google’s Contact Center AI, which provides artificial-intelligence-powered voicebots and chatbots for customer support systems. Best of luck in your new position, Eileen! 🎉 Congratulations! 🎉

Kristen Syrett quoted in CNN article

Prof. Kristen Syrett talked about inclusive language in the context of reproductive rights in an article published on CNN. The article, “The language we use to talk about pregnancy and abortion is changing. But not everyone welcomes the shift,” written by Harmeet Kaur, details the differences in perspectives on the use of gender-neutral language for … Read More

Shuyan Wang joins as post-doc for LDLS

A warm welcome to Shuyan Wang, who joins Rutgers as a post-doctoral researcher starting this semester. Her primary appointment is with Prof. Kristen Syrett at the Laboratory for Developmental Language Studies (LDLS), where they will be working on the lab’s ongoing projects that investigate how humans understand language throughout the stages of development. Shuyan provided … Read More

Luke Adamson joins as visiting lecturer

Welcome to Luke Adamson, who joins Rutgers Linguistics as a visiting lecturer. Get to know Luke a bit better with his self-introduction below: Hi! My name is Luke Adamson, and I’m excited to be in the linguistics department at Rutgers as a visiting lecturer this year. I did my graduate studies at UPenn, and before … Read More

Rutgers phonologists present their work at WMTRP

Prof. Adam Jardine, recent alum Eileen Blum, and grad student Huteng Dai are presenting at the Workshop on Model Theoretic Representations in Phonology (WMTRP) later this month at Stony Brook University. On Sept. 23, Prof. Jardine joins his collaborators Prof. Siddharth Bhaskar of James Madison University and Prof. Jane Chandlee of Haverford College to present … Read More

Gérard Avelino presented at APLL 14 and CreteLing 2022

Earlier this summer, graduate student Gérard Avelino (3rd year) gave a presentation at the 14th International Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference (APLL 14) at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany. His talk was titled “T’boli Benefactive and Instrumental Applicatives.” A short abstract of his work is below: This paper examines applicatives in Tboli, a … Read More

Akinbiyi Akinlabi inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Letters

We are happy to report that Professor Akinbiyi Akinlabi was inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Letters in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 11, 2022. The Nigerian Academy of Letters is the country’s highest body for the advancement of research in the arts and humanities. Prof. Akinlabi, along with 33 other esteemed academics, was formally welcomed … Read More