03 May 2015

Workshop on Copulas Across Languages

The program for the Workshop on Copulas Across Languages, which will be hosted by the University of Greenwich on June 18-19, has just been released and it includes several UMass linguists:

Alumnus Johannes Jonsson will be giving a talk with Ilja Hlin Gudhbjornsdottir, Rannveig Sverrisdottir and Kristin Lena Thorvaldsdottir, entitled “A sign language copula."

UMass student Tracy Conner will be giving the talk “Ellipsis Licensing and Constraints on Copula Optionality in African American English."

UMass faculty Lisa Green will be giving a plenary talk entitled “The Copula, Aspect, and Variation in African American English."