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:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Winter quarter lab meetings

Lab meetings this quarter are Fridays, 12:30 - 1:30.  Here is the tentative list of topics (this will be updated as the quarter proceeds):

Week 2   Jan 18
Orfitelli, R., & Polinsky, M. When performance masquerades as comprehension: Assessing grammaticality in non-L1 populations. (manuscript)

Week 4   Feb 1
Boyoung on testing for island effects in Korean

Week 5   Feb 8 
Bermel, Neil and Knittl, Luděk (2012).  Corpus frequency and acceptability judgments: A study of morphosyntactic variants in Czech. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 241–275         
Week 6  Feb 15 
Granena, G., & Long, M. H. (2012). Age of onset, length of residence, language aptitude, and ultimate L2 attainment in three linguistic domains. Second Language Research

Week 7  Feb 22
Grant: Preview of CUNY conference poster
Week 8  Mar 1
Open House

Week 9  Mar 8

Bethany and Grant: Preview of Linguistic Evidence conference talk

Week 10  Mar 15

Possible faculty meeting (lab meeting may need to be cancelled)