Congratulations to Steven Foley, who has accepted a position as a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University starting next academic year!
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.