The annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America meets in Washington D.C. from January 7 to January 10. UMass is well represented:
Alumna Gillian Gallagher is a coauthor of the paper “Rapid phonotactic generalization: Behavioral evidence and a Bayesian model"
Meghan Armstrong, with Scott Schwenster, presents the paper “Epistemic stress shift in American English."
Barbara Pearson and Tom Roeper present the paper “Linguistic and pragmatic ambiguity of quantified expressions in mathematics word problems"
Robert Staubs, Coral Hughto and Joe Pater, with Jennifer Culbertson, present the paper “Grammar and learning in syntactic and phonological typology"
Alumnus Jonah Katz, with Sarah Lee, present the paper “Cue integration and fricative perception in Seoul Korean"
Alumna Cherlon Ussery, with Lydia Ding and Rebecca Liu, present the paper “The Typology of Mandarin Infinitives"
Nick LaCara presents the paper “Verb Phrase movement as a window into head movement."
Alumnus Jeffrey Runner, with Yuhang Xu, presents the paper “Locality effects in long-distance reflexive retrieval: the case of Mandarin Chinese “ziji"
Stefan Keine presents the paper “Positions versus items in the syntax of super-raising"
Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater, Lisa Sanders, Robert Staubs and Benjamin Zobel present the poster “Phonological Learning in the laboratory: ERP evidence"
Aleksei Nazarov presents the poster "Ambiguity of analysis: Learning Dutch stress with input inference"
Robert Staubs presents the poster “Learning morpheme segmentation with distributions over underlying representations"
Alumnus Florian Schwarz, with Hezekiah Akiva Bacovcin, presents the poster “Local Accommodation and Presupposition Trigger Class: Results from the Covered Box Task” and, with Ava Irani, the paper “Two Types of Definites in American Sign Language."
Ivy Hauser presents the paper “VOT variation and perceptual distinction"
Tom Ernst, with Timothy Grinsell, presents the paper “The Semantics of Domain Adverbs"
Alumna Maria Gouskova, with Suzy Ahn, presents the paper “Sublexical phonotactics of English -er suffixes"
Alumna Jennifer Smith presents the paper “Segmental noun/verb phonotactic differences are productive too"