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Rutgers at SALT 2021.

Two of our Rutgers Linguistics members will be presenting their works at this year’s SALT 2021, to be held virtually at Brown University from May 7 – May 9, 2021. Ang Li (6th year) will be presenting her work  `Anaphora in Comparison: comparing alternatives‘ on May 8 2021. Prof. Yimei Xiang will be presenting her … Read More

Chris Oakden defends his dissertation successfully

We’re really excited to announce that Chris Oakden passed his dissertation defense on March 29th. Title : Modeling phonological interactions using recursive schemes Chair : Adam Jardine Committee:  Akinbiyi Akinlabi, Adam McCollum, Jane Chandlee (External: Haverford College). Abstract: This dissertation pursues a computational theory of phonological process interactions whereby individual processes are formalized as input-output mappings (i.e. … Read More

Kristen Syrett invited for workshop Children Learning Adjectives

Kristen Syrett was one of the invited speakers at a workshop Children Learning Adjectives, organized by the Leeds Child Development Unit at the University of Leeds. Prof Syrett talked about what adjectives are, their various types and properties, and how caregivers can highlight adjectives in their speech. More about this workshop in their news article here.

Rutgers linguists at (F)ASAL-11

There will be strong Rutgers representation at this year’s virtual (F)ASAL-11 which will be held from March 26th to 28th, 2021. The conference is being hosted (virtually) at University of Minnesota, and Rutgers alum Diti Bhadra (Assistant Professor at UMN) is a part of the organizing committee. Livia Camargo Souza (PhD, 2020) and Sreekar Raghotham … Read More

Yair Haendler joins Rutgers Linguistics!

We’re thrilled to introduce everyone to Yair Haendler, who has joined the Rutgers Linguistics department as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor Mariapaola D’Imperio. Here is a brief note Yair kindly wrote for us to learn more about him : Hi, my name is Yair Haendler and I’m a new postdoc at the Linguistics Department. I … Read More

Dorothy Ahn at University of Toronto

Our newest faculty member, Prof. Dorothy Ahn was recently invited as a guest speaker at the University of Toronto Linguistics colloquium. The talk, titled `Marked definite expressions in spoken and signed languages’, was given on 02/12/2021. Please find  the abstract below: Expressions such as pronouns, definite descriptions, and demonstratives can all refer to a familiar … Read More

Meg Gotowski Invited to Speak at UNC

We’re proud to announce that grad student Meg Gotowski gave an invited talk at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Oct. 30th, titled, “Children’s Interpretations of Comparatives“. The talk centered on her ongoing acquisition research with Prof. Kristen Syrett here at Rutgers Linguistics!

Rutgers in NLLT

We’re excited to announce that Rutgers Linguistics is very well-represented in the November issue of Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, with articles by the following linguists:   Mark Baker & Livia Camargo Souza: Agree without Agreement: Switch-reference and reflexive voice in two Panoan languages Rajesh Bhatt & Veneeta Dayal (who is technically now at Yale, … Read More

Augustina Owusu Passed Her Dissertation Defense

Congratulations to Augustina Owusu, who passed her dissertation defense on Friday, Nov. 20th!! Title:  “Cross-Categorial Definiteness/Familiarity” Chair: Simon Charlow Committee: Viviane Deprez, Veneeta Dayal (Yale), Malte Zimmermann (External, Potsdam University) Abstract: This dissertation examines the semantics of the definite determiner nó in Akan. The Akan definite determiner occurs in the DPs as usual and occurs outside the nominal … Read More