Friday, November 13, 2015

Fall '15 lab meetings

Our meetings this quarter are Mondays at noon.

Oct. 5
Longenbaugh and Polinsky "The processing of long-distance dependencies in Niuean."

Oct.12
Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine and Hadas Kotek "A streamlined approach to online linguistic surveys." To appear in NLLT.

Oct.19
McDaniel, D., McKee, C., Cowart, W., & Garrett, M. F. (2015). The role of the language production system in shaping grammars. Language91(2), 415-441.  Part 1

Oct.26
Savi on a production experiment to explore constituent order in Malayalam.

Nov. 2
McDaniel, D., McKee, C., Cowart, W., & Garrett, M. F. (2015). The role of the language production system in shaping grammars. Language91(2), 415-441.  Part 2

Nov. 9
Dayoung on an experiment to explore subjects of actives vs. passives.

Nov. 30
Eunah Kim, Soondo Baek & Annie Tremblay (2015): The Role of Island Constraints in Second Language Sentence Processing, Language Acquisition.  Part 1

Boyoung Kim defends dissertation!

Boyoung Kim successfully defended her dissertation on August 17! The title is Sensitivity to Islands in Korean-English Bilinguals, and the committee members were Robert Kluender, John Moore, Maria Polinsky (Harvard), and Vic Ferreira, in addition to supervisor Grant Goodall. Boyoung has been teaching Intro to Linguistics here at UCSD this summer and will be teaching at UC Berkeley in Fall.

WCCFL 33 in Vancouver

Amanda Ritchart presented:

"Prosody and the that-trace effect: An experimental study"

at the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. This was a joint paper with Marc Garellek and Grant Goodall and will be appearing in the proceedings.

Spring '15

Because Grant is leading a seminar this quarter (Spring 2015) on "Grammatical and processing factors in sentence acceptability", where we will be reading and discussing all sorts of fascinating papers on this topic, we will not be having regular lab meetings this quarter. The schedule for the seminar is available at https://sites.google.com/a/socsci.ucsd.edu/lign225s15/. All are welcome!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Scenes from CUNY 2015 in Los Angeles

Here are scenes from two lab posters presented at this year's CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing:
  • "On the universality of adjunct islands: Evidence from Malayalam" (download here)
  • "Subject islands are still islands (even when the subject is a wh-filler)" (download here)

Savi Namboodiripad discusses adjunct islands with Masaya Yoshida.
Savi Namboodiripad runs through her poster for the assembled masses, including Adam Morgan.
Grant Goodall's poster, with patriotic color scheme

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The lab hits the road this spring!

Here are some of the lab presentations that you will see at conferences this spring:

28th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing:
University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

   "On the universality of adjunct islands: Evidence from Malayalam"
     Savithry Namboodiripad and Grant Goodall

   "Subject islands are subject islands (even when the subject is a wh-filler)"
     Grant Goodall

33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics:
Simon Fraser University (Vancouver)

   "Prosody and the that-trace effect: An experimental study"
     Amanda Ritchart, Grant Goodall and Marc Garellek



Winter '15 meetings

Our meetings this quarter are on Mondays at noon.

Jan. 12
Haegeman, L., Jiménez-Fernández, Á. & Radford, A. (2014). Deconstructing the Subject Condition in terms of cumulative constraint violation. The Linguistic Review, 31(1), pp. 73-150.   Part 1 (link)

Jan. 26
Haegeman, L., Jiménez-Fernández, Á. & Radford, A. (2014). Deconstructing the Subject Condition in terms of cumulative constraint violation. The Linguistic Review, 31(1), pp. 73-150.   Part 2 (link)

Feb. 2
Almeida, Diogo. "Subliminal wh-islands in Brazilian Portuguese and the consequences for syntactic theory." (link)

Feb. 9
Discussion of processing overload and its effects on acceptability, with special reference to wh-islands. 

Feb. 23
Savi will give us a preview of her CUNY poster called On the universality of adjunct islands: Evidence from Malayalam.

Mar. 2
Amanda will give us a preview of her WCCFL talk (with Marc and Grant) on Prosody and the that-trace effect: an experimental study.   

Mar. 9
Grant will give us a preview of his CUNY poster on Subject islands are still islands (even when the subject is a wh-filler).