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Yimei Xiang published in Natural Language Semantics

Prof. Yimei Xiang has recently published a new article in Natural Language Semantics : Relativized Exhaustivity: mention-some and uniqueness. The article can also be accessed freely in a view only format here. Congratulations, Prof. Xiang!   Abstract: Wh-questions with the modal verb can admit both mention-some (MS) and mention-all (MA) answers. This paper argues that we … Read More

Diti Bhadra receives five year NSF CAREER grant

We are excited to share that Rutgers alumna Dr. Diti Bhadra (University of Minnesota) has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Grant for her project, Theory, Fieldwork, and Typology: A Semantic/Pragmatic Triad in Underrepresented Linguistic Systems. In this project, Dr. Bhadra would be investigating semantic typologies, isoglosses and variation, in the large linguistic … Read More

Amy Rosen and Nishtha Trivedi win Henry Rutgers Scholar Award

Congratulations to undergrads Amy Rosen and Nishtha Trivedi for each winning a Henry Rutgers Scholar Award! Amy, a linguistics major, and Nishtha, a cognitive science major, were recognized with this award for completing outstanding theses on independent research projects. The award, which includes a $1,000 prize, is given to exemplary seniors and juniors across all … Read More

Dorothy Ahn published in Linguistics and Philosophy

Prof. Dorothy Ahn has a new article published in Language and Philosophy: Indirectly direct: An account of demonstratives and pointing Congratulations, Dr. Ahn! Here is her abstract for this paper: There has been a long debate on whether demonstratives are directly referential as Kaplan originally argued, or indirectly referential like a definite description. I propose … Read More

Kristen Syrett quoted in The New Yorker

Prof. Kristen Syrett was quoted recently in an article in The New Yorker: The Twitter Account That Collects Awkward, Amusing Writing by Naaman Zhou. The article talks about the Twitter account @secondmentions, which documents the ways writers use colorful but often awkward prose to describe something that had already been mentioned previously. Prof. Syrett was … Read More

Rutgers linguists give invited talks at UMass

Prof. Troy Messick and Prof. Adam McCollum gave invited talks at UMass Amherst over the past month.   Prof. Messick talked about Case-copying reflexives and reciprocals on April 1st 2022. More details of the talk can be found here. Prof. McCollum gave a talk titled The atoms of a theory of vowel harmony: Iterativity on April 22, 2022. … Read More

Adam McCollum published in Glossa

Prof. Adam McCollum with Darya Kavitskaya (UC Berkeley) has recently published an article in Glossa titled “On the status of non-iterativity in feature spreading“.   Abstract: In the most commonly discussed cases, feature spreading is iterative, applying to all licit targets within a given domain. Early work within rule-based theories of phonology developed explicit mechanisms to induce … Read More

Nate Koser passed his dissertation defense

We’re really pleased to announce that Nate Koser successfully defended his dissertation on March 30th, 2022! Title: The Computational Nature of Stress Assignment Committee: Adam Jardine (Chair), Bruce Tesar, Adam McCollum, Jeffrey Heinz (Stony Brook University) Abstract: This dissertation articulates a restrictive theory of stress based on formal language theoretic complexity. It demonstrates that stress patterns … Read More

Incoming grad students for class of 2022

Welcome to our Grad class of 2022!   We are excited to announce our incoming class of PhD students for Fall 2022! We will be joined by:   Aidan Sharma (University of California, Los Angeles) Ariela Ye (University of Southern California) Beryl Bui (University of Rochester) Chenli Wang (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) Vinny Czarnecki (Stony … Read More