UCSC Linguistics alum Shayne Sloggett (B.A., 2010) has accepted the position of Experimental Officer in Psycholinguistics at the University of York (U.K.). Congratulations, Shayne!
From May 17 – 19, many past, present, and future slugs congregated at UCLA for Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) 29. A list of presentations is given below:
Jess H.-K. Law: “Independence in Distributivity.”
Tom Roberts: “I can’t believe it’s not lexical: Deriving distributed factivity.”
Deniz Rudin: “Embedded Rising Declaratives.”
Scott AnderBois: At-issueness in direct quotation: the case of Mayan quotatives.”
Congratulations to Tom Roberts for successfully defending his Qualifying Exam, “I can’t believe it’s not lexical: Deriving distributed factivity” on Friday, May 3rd. Tom’s QE provides a compositional analysis of “can’t believe,” an odd construction that is both factive and embeds questions — something that “believe” on its own does not. He’ll be presenting this work at SALT at UCLA later this month.