This past week at 176th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Victoria, Canada (Nov 5-9): Hayeon Jang presented “Contribution of the tongue tip retraction in the articulation of high vowels”, Mairym Llorens presented “Distributional patterning of reflex cough during telephone conversations”, Miran Oh presented “Enriching the Understanding of Glottalic Consonant Production: Vertical Larynx Movement in Hausa Ejectives and Implosives”, Brooke Kidner presented “Belching as a non-lexical speech object: Evidence from pop-culture”, Chloe Gfeller presented “Positional allophony in ejective stops: a case study of Georgian”, Samantha Gordon Danner presented “Hand gesture density in prosodically important speech regions” and “Assessing multimodal speech-gesture coordination: correlation map analysis for signal comparison” and alumna Cynthia Lee presented “The role of vertical larynx movement in the tense-lax contrast of Seoul Korean stops across phrasal position.”
The Python for Linguistics workshop this past weekend was a huge success – a special thanks to alumn Ed Holsinger for teaching, and to Binh Ngo for organizing it!
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This week, in the Linguistics department…
On Wednesday 11/14 at 10 am in the Conference Room: Psycholinguistics Lab meeting! Silvia Kim will present “Korean/English code-switching by heritage speakers.”
Also on Wednesday 11/14, at 12pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Yifan Yang will present “Backcopying driven by surface correspondence.”
Sarah Lee gave a talk titled “The Interpretation of the Comparison Class in Degree Predication” at CUSP (California Universities Semantics and Pragmatics) 11 at UC Berkeley, Oct. 27-28.
Brooke Kidner, Binh Ngo and Cindy Chiang attended the USC Graduate School reception at the California Science Center last Thursday (10/25):
Brooke Kidner (with USC SACNAS chapter) attended the California Early Career Scientist Symposium’s “Building the Next Generation of Science Advocacy Leaders” workshop, hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists at UCI last Saturday (10/27).
Last week, Brooke Kidner presented “Utilizing Esophageal Speech as a Communicative Utterance: Empirical Evidence from Pop Culture”, Mairym Llorens presented “Analysis of behavioral signals to understand speech planning and production in the lab and in the wild” and Reed Blaylock presented “Breaking Down the Beat: The Art and Science of Beatboxing” at the SACNAS/GASP Research Pairing Mixer at USC.
Elsi Kaiser gave an invited colloquium talk titled “Implicit elements in language: Psycholinguistics investigations of their interpretation and discourse status” at the Saarland University, in Germany (Oct 18).
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This week, in the linguistics department…
Wednesday 10/24 at 10am in the Conference Room: Psycholing Lab meeting! Angela Xiaoxue He will give a practice talk for BUCLD (the Boston Conference on Language Development) titled “Sleep consolidates syntactically-derived verb meanings in 2-year-olds.”
Also on Wednesday 10/24, at noon in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Brooke Kidner, Miran Oh, Samantha Danner and Cynthia Lee will give ASA practice talks.
USC linguists have just returned from presenting at AMP 2018 in San Diego: Hayeon Jang presented “Articulatory-based subfeatural representations: tongue-tip perturbation made by high vowels”; Charlie O’Hara and alumn Caitlin Smith presented “Computational Complexity and Sour-Grapes-Like Patterns”; Charlie O’Hara also presented “The Sweet Spot Effect: Rare Phonotactic Patterns Require Specific Lexical Frequencies”; Reed Blaylock presented “Lingual egressive airstream harmony in beatboxing” (joint work with Nimisha Patil, Timothy Greer, and Shrikanth Narayanan); and alumn Brian Hsu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) presented “Predicting exceptional prosodification effects in Gradient Harmonic Grammar.” Here are some pictures:
This week, in the Linguistics department…
Monday 10/08 at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: Masha Polinsky (University of Maryland) will kick-off our colloquium series with “On the right periphery.”
Wednesday 10/10 at 10am in the Conference Room: Psycholinguistics Lab meeting! Madhumanti Datta presents “The interaction of distributional and semantic information in learning verb alternation patterns – A novel verb learning study.”
Also Wednesday 10/10, at 12pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Mairym Llorens and Reed Blaylock will be presenting.
Miran Oh was selected as the Student Council representative for the Technical Committee on Speech Communication of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)!. Student representatives at ASA serve as a conduit for information for students, promoting the interests of students in the Society. This position begins November, 2018 and will last until Fall, 2020. Congrats Miran!
In anticipation of our first colloquium speaker of the year, we are still looking for someone to help with pick-up on Saturday Oct 6th – please contact Hayeon Jang and Sarah Harper for more information.
This week, in the linguistics department:
Monday (10/01) at 3:30pm in the Conference Room: Syntax+! Sarah Lee is going to give a talk titled “The Interpretation of the Comparison Class in Degree Predication inside Relative Clauses.”
Wednesday (10/03) at 12pm in the Conference Room: PhonLunch! Miran Oh and Sarah Harper will be presenting.
For more information on our weekly fun run, contact Jesse Storbeck.