In celebration of Martin Luther King day, check out linguist Anne Charity Hudley’s first post as a contributor to Language Log!
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Here’s a recap of what’s been going on since our last update:
CAMP (December 2-3):
At the very first California Meeting in Psycholinguistics at UCLA, Ana Besserman gave a talk titled “When implicit arguments refer to contextually salient referents: The case of d-linked sprouting” (with Elsi Kaiser); Binh Ngo presented “Vietnamese referential forms in spoken and written narratives” (with Elsi Kaiser); Jesse Storbeck gave a presentation on “Discourse status of possessed nouns affects interpretation of VP ellipsis” (with Elsi Kaiser), Monica Do gave a talk titled “Message Formulation is multi-factorial and competitive: Evidence from real-time production of wh-questions in two languages” (with Elsi Kaiser and Pengchen Zhao) and Maury Lander-Portnoy presented “Affordance of Auditory Object Formation Improves Speech Perception in Noise.” Here are some pictures:
Some of the psycholing crew
Maury’s PROFILE talking about a PROFILE
At the 174th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in New Orleans, (Cynthia) Yoonjeong Lee presented “Prosodic asymmetry in phonetic reorganization of Seoul Korean 3-way voiceless stop contrast” (with Louis Goldstein), Miran Oh presented “Tracking Larynx Movement in Real-Time MRI Data” and Maury Lander-Portnoy presented “Using real time magnetic resonance imaging to measure changes in articulatory behavior due to partial glossectomy.”
Congratulations to Mairym Lloréns Monteserín, whose poster titled “Verbal tic grouping and duration in the speech of a person with Tourette’s” won first place in the student poster competition in the Speech Communication category! Pics below:
At the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Salt Lake City, Jesse Storbeck gave a talk titled “Possession type affects resolution of possessive pronouns in English VP ellipsis” (with Elsi Kaiser), Monica Do presented “What can wh-questions tell us about real-time language production? Evidence from English and Mandarin” (with Elsi Kaiser and Pengchen Zhao), Binh Ngo presented “Effects of grammatical roles and topicality on Vietnamese referential form production” (with Elsi Kaiser), Charlie O’Hara gave a talk on “Learnability captures soft typology of coda stop inventories”, Caitlin Smith presented “Partial transparency in harmony: a dynamic gestural model” and Alumns Brian Hsu and Saurov Syed presented “Cross-linguistic evidence for split indexical projections in DPs”.
Roumyana Pancheva gave invited talks at the Formal Description of Slavic Languages 12.5 conference at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia, and at a colloquium in the Department of Linguistics, University of Venice. She presented on “Perspectival effects in double object structures with clitics” (joint work with Maria Luisa Zubizarreta).
Solkan Bridge ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solkan_Bridge)
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Toby Mintz and (Felix) Hao Weng have new publications! Check them out:
Wang, F. H., & Mintz, T. H. (2017). The role of reference in cross-situational word learning. Cognition, 170, 64-75.
Wang, F. H., Zevin, J., & Mintz, T. H. (2017). Top-down structure influences learning of non-adjacent dependencies in an artificial language. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146, 1738-1748 .
Mintz, T. H., Walker, R. L., Welday, A., & Kidd, C. (2017). Infants’ sensitivity to vowel harmony and its role in segmenting speech. Cognition, 171, 95-107.
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More to come! Stay tuned for Spring 2018
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