USC Ling Weekly Digest!

Hi folks! Sorry about the short hiatus the past couple of weeks – we are back! Here’s what’s going on this week:

Monday 09/19 at 2:30pm: USC Ling blog meeting! We are getting together the talk about our blog – if you’re interested in writing for USC Ling, please join us! Let Ana know that you’re coming at pianibes@usc.edu.

Tuesday 09/20, at 9:30am in GFS330: PhonLunch! Cynthia Lee will present “Global and local interaction of consonant type and tone in the Korean accentual phrase”.

Thursday 09/22 at 2pm in the reading room: Psycholing Lab Meeting! Hayeun Jang will present “/o/-stems as faster late-starters in decay of Korean vowel harmony: An experimental investigation”.

Also Thursday 09/22, at 3:30pm: Tea Time!

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Over the past couple of weeks, USC folks have been all over:

Congrats to Tanner Sorensen, who received an ISCA Award for Best Student Paper at Interspeech 2016! The paper’s title is “Characterizing vocal tract dynamics across speakers using real-time MRI” (joint work with Asterios Toutios, Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth S. Narayanan).

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Reed Blaylock presented “Velum control in oral sounds” (work with Louis Goldstein and Shrikanth S. Narayanan); Sarah Harper presented  “L2 Acquisition and Production of the English Rhotic Pharyngeal Gesture” (coauthored with Louis and Shri); Maury Lander-Portnoy presented “Release from Energetic Masking Caused by Repeated Patterns of Glimpsing Windows”, and Mairym Lloréns had two presentations: “Investigating the Impact of Dialect Prestige on Lexical Decision” (with Jason Zevin) as a poster and “Perceptual Lateralization of Coda Rhotic Production in Puerto Rican Spanish” (with Shri Narayanan and Louis Goldstein) as a talk. All at INTERSPEECH 2016 in San Francisco:


Charlie O’Hara presented “
Hilary Clinton is not Mitt Romney rich: Nouns modifying degree and dimension of adjectives”; Huilin Fang presented “Subjective standard-setting in gradable predicates: On the Mandarin hen structure” and alum Barbara Tomaszewicz (with Alexandra Spalek) presented “Reading times with complement coercion in Polish: The role of selectional restrictions“, all at Sinn und Bedeutung in Edinburgh:

 

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Ana Besserman presented “Discourse cues can help unravel the garden-path, but the verb must lead the way” and “Effects of surprisal in Garden-Path sentences: an additional source of difficulty” (both joint work with Elsi Kaiser); Monica Do presented “How much structure is required for structural priming? Investigating priming in underspecified structures” (with Elsi); Binh Ngo presented “Effects of passivization on subsequent mention and anaphor production in Vietnamese” (with Elsi); and Elsi Kaiser presented “
Causal sequences across domains: Evidence from language productionand “Hearing only half of the story: What can overheard conversations tell us about language processing?” (this one co-authered with Sayuli Bhide & Casey McMahon). Johanna Klages, visiting student last semester, presented “Juggling multiple perspectives when interpreting epithets: Who’s the crazy genius?” co-authored with Elsi Kaiser, Thomas Weskott, Simone Gerle and Anke Holler. All of this happened at AMLaP in Bilbao:

 

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Don’t forget to check out this  interview in the LA times with Ed Finegan, Professor Emeritus of USC Linguistics! http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-patt-morrison-asks-edward-finegan-20160830-snap-story.html

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Last but not least: we are hosting AMP 2016  this year, from Oct 21st to the 23rd Oct.
IF YOU CAN OFFER CRASH SPACE FOR STUDENTS, please let Hayeun know!
IF YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AT THE CONFERENCE, please let Miran Oh know!
Your help will be much appreciated! 🙂

 

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