UCSC AT LSA

UCSC linguists were present and active at last weekend’s LSA conference in New York City. They participated in special sessions, presented research, and received prestigious awards. A rundown of activities is below:

Inside Segments (LSA Special Session)
Organizers:
Myriam Lapierre (UC Berkeley)
Karee Garvin (UC Berkeley)
Martha Schwarz (UC Berkeley)
Sharon Inkelas (UC Berkeley)
Ryan Bennett (UCSC)

Presentations:

Are bare adverbial responses derived by ellipsis? Definitely.
Authors:
Margaret Kroll (UCSC)
Tom Roberts (UCSC)

Pronouns over gaps in parsing? The Subject Relative Clause Advantage in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec.
Authors:
Steven Foley (UCSC)
Jed Pizarro-Guevara (UCSC)
Kelsey Sasaki (UCSC)
Maziar Toosarvandani (UCSC)
Matthew Wagers (UCSC)

Ken Hale Award:

Judith Aissen was formally presented with the Ken Hale Award, recognizing “her energetic documentation of Tzotzil and other Mayan languages, her success at bringing these languages to bear on linguistic theory, and her commitment to the nurturing of indigenous linguists.” Congratulations, Judith!

WELCOME TO VISITING FACULTY: UR SHLONSKY AND GORKA ELORDIETA

  • Please welcome our two Visiting Linguistics Faculty:
  1. Professor Ur Shlonsky, Univ. of Genève, Switzerland. Ur’s work focuses on syntactic theory and comparative syntax, with a particular focus on Semitic and Romance languages.  During his stay in Santa Cruz, which extends through mid-October 2018, Ur is co-teaching a Syntax Seminar entitled “Hierarchies in Syntax” with Maziar Toosarvandani.
  2. Professor Gorka Elordieta, Univ. of Basque Country, Spain. Gorka’s work includes investigations of phonology and phonetics, with a focus on prosody, Basque, and Romance languages. He will be working in the department for the full 2018-2019 academic year.