Monday, June 23, 2014

Spring '14 lab meetings

Our meetings this quarter are on Wednesdays at 9:30am.

Apr. 2
Yoshihisa Kitagawa, Katsuo Tamaoka, Satoshi Tomioka
"Prosodic matters in intervention effects in Japanese: An experimental study"
Lingua 124 (2013) 41--63   link

Apr. 9
Amanda Ritchart will present results from her experiment on prosody and the that-trace effect.

Apr. 16
Alex Stiller-Shulman will present results from his experiment on subject inversion in Spanish wh-questions. 

May 14
Discussion of poster from CUNY 2014: "Relativized Minimality: a systematic investigation on intervention effects" by Sandra Villata, Luigi Rizzi, Akira Omaki and Julie Franck.

May 21
Discussion of poster from CUNY 2014: "Resumptive pronouns salvage island violations in forced-choice tasks" by Lauren Ackerman, Michael Frazier and Masaya Yoshida 

May 28
Discussion of Bonnie Chinh's experiment on subject vs. object extraction in Spanish.

June 23
The Department of Linguistics is pleased to announce Daniel Michel’s dissertation defense on Monday, June 23, 2014, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm in the Applied Physics and Mathematics Building room 4301:

"Individual cognitive measures and working memory accounts of syntactic island phenomena"

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winter '14 lab meetings

Our meetings this quarter are on Fridays at 2:00.

Jan. 24 
Chaves, Rui P. and Jeruen E. Dery. "Which Subject Islands Will the Acceptability of Improve with Repeated Exposure?."  In 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Arizona State University.

Jan. 31 
Bianchi, Valentina, and Cristiano Chesi. "Subject islands, reconstruction, and the flow of the computation."

Feb. 7 (Open House)

Feb. 14 
Hofmeister, P. and E. Norcliffe (2013). "Does resumption facilitate sentence comprehension?" In P. Hofmeister & E. Norcliffe (eds.). The Core and the Periphery: Data-driven Perspectives on Syntax Inspired by Ivan A. Sag. Stanford, CA: CSLI Publications.

Feb. 21
Adam Morgan on resumptive pronouns

Feb. 28
Salzmann, Martin, Jana Häussler, Markus Bader, and Josef Bayer. "That-trace effects without traces. An experimental investigation."

March 7
Felser, Claudia. "Language Processing Evidence for Linguistic Structure." Iberia 4.2 (2012): 1-22.

March 14
Grant on the source of acceptability

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Lab presence at LSA 2014 in Minneapolis

This year's LSA features presentations by lab members Boyoung Kim, Dan Michel, Emily Morgan and Grant Goodall.
Dan Michel awaiting the masses at the poster session.
Emily Morgan addresses the big questions in her talk at LSA.

The lab goes to Boston (twice!)

Boyoung Kim and Grant Goodall presented two papers in Boston this Fall quarter:

"An Experimental Investigation of Island Effects in Korean"
Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, MIT

"Islands and Non-Islands in Heritage Korean"
Boston University Conference on Language Development
Boyoung Kim before her talk at BUCLD.

Fall '13 Lab Meetings

Our meetings this quarter are on Fridays at 1:30.

October 4
Boyoung Kim: Practice talk for Japanese/Korean Linguistics conference at MIT
"An Experimental Investigation of Island Effects in Korean"

October 11
Lewis, S. & Phillips, C. (to appear). Aligning grammatical theories and language processing models. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.   PDF

October 25
Ambridge, B., Pine, J. M., Rowland, C. F., & Young, C. R. (2008). The effect of verb semantic class and verb frequency (entrenchment) on children’s and adults’ graded judgements of argument-structure overgeneralization errors. Cognition, 106(1), 87–129. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2006.12.015   Link

November 15
Amanda Ritchart: Discussion of possible prosodic factors influencing the that-trace effect.

November 22
Alex Stiller-Shulman: Discussion of word order in wh-questions in Spanish.

December 6
Dan Michel: Practice presentation for LSA meeting in Minneapolis
"Native speakers identify and associate fillers and gaps in ‘ungrammatical’ wh-islands: ERP evidence"

December 12 (Thursday)
Emily Morgan: Practic presentation for LSA meeting in Minneapolis
"Processing difficulty doesn’t always lower acceptability: the case of lexical frequency"

Grant on sabbatical in Spring 2013

Grant Goodall is on sabbatical during Spring 2013. Regular lab meetings will resume in September!

Bethany Keffala and Grant Goodall presented a paper in April at the Linguistic Evidence conference at Humboldt University in Berlin.

Scenes from the Workshop on Understanding Acceptability Judgments at the University of Potsdam, Sept. 2013, where Grant Goodall was an invited speaker:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The lab goes to CUNY 2013!

The CUNY 2013 presentation by Grant Goodall is available for download:
And while we're at it, here are some lab presentations from CUNY 2011 and 2012: