The 88th annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America was held January 2-5 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. UMass was well-represented, with the following presentations given by current UMass residents:
"Different Monsters for Person and Adverbial Indexicals in Korean"
"Rhythmic conditioning of ‘-licious' in English"
"Lexical Distributions and Productive Generalizations of Stress in Modern Hebrew nouns"
Kristine Yu (with Sameer ud Dowla Khan)
"Intonational phonology in infant-directed speech"
Lisa Green (with introduction by Tom Roeper)
"Diversity in Linguistics"
and the following UMass alumni also presenting:
Emily Elfner (McGill)
"Prosodic boundary strength in verb-initial structures: Evidence from English and Irish"
Jill Beckman (University of Iowa)
"Speaking Rate effects on VOT in German Stops: Phonological Implications"
Tohru Noguchi (Ochanomizu University)
"Reflexive Verb Constructions in Japanese"
Kyle Rawlins (Johns Hopkins)
"iPython Lambda Notebook: a system for digital fragments in semantics"
Ana Arregui (with Maria Luisa Rivero and Andres Salanova, all from University of Ottawa)
"Aspect and tense in evidentials"
Janet Randall (with Lucas Graf, both at Northwestern University)
"Linguistics meets 'legalese': syntax, semantics and jury instruction reform"