October 16, 2018
Scott Grimm has been invited to talk at the workshop "Challenges to Compositionality: Mismatches between form and meaning" at the University of Tübingen on February 8-9, 2019. His talk is called “Counting Artifacts and Abstract Objects”.
October 12, 2018
Aaron White presents the Linguistics Colloquium on "Distribution, Inference, and Event Structure", in which he examines the relationship between semantico-pragmatic properties such as representationality, preferentiality, veridicality, and factivity and selection of clauses as syntactic arguments.
October 2, 2018
Scott Grimm has been nominated by the University of Rochester for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program. From Carnegie website: "The Andrew Carnegie Fellows are an exceptional group of established and emerging scholars, journalists, public intellectuals, and authors whose work distills knowledge, enriches our culture, and equips leaders in the realms of public policy, humanities, international relations, law, and the arts."
September 30, 2018
Senior Julianne Kapner has always been fascinated by language. When she was 4 years old and a family member told her she had a big head, she responded, “it’s full of words.”
September 1, 2018
Scott Grimm's article, "Grammatical Number and the Scale of Individuation" has been published in the September 2018 (Vol.94) issue of Language, the flagship journal of the Linguistic Society of America and one of the top international peer-reviewed journals in the field.
July 1, 2018
Ash Asudeh is our newest faculty member. He comes to the University of Rochester from the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics at the University of Oxford and the Institute of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. His research interests include semantics, syntax, pragmatics, cognitive science, linguistic theories and grammatical architecture, and the intersection of language, logic and computation. He is currently working on a monograph, with Dr. Gianluca Giorgolo, called Enriched Meanings: Natural Language Semantics with Category Theory. It will be published by Oxford University Press.
March 8, 2018
Five undergraduates from the Department of Linguistics are semifinalists in the Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Program, the government’s flagship international educational exchange program.
January 8, 2018
Scott Grimm is an invited lecturer at the 2018 edition of the LOT Winter School in Amsterdam. His course is "Nominal Semantics and Grammatical Number"
December 14, 2017
When segmentation helps. Implicative structure and morphological boundaries in the Navajo verb. S. Beniamine (Paris Diderot), O. Bonami (Paris Diderot), J. McDonough (University of Rochester)
November 29, 2017
Queenette Okwaraji (LDD Masters student) received a travel grant to attend the Technological Methodologies in Language Documentation and Anthropology workshop at the American Anthropological Association Conference in Washington D.C., Nov 29-Dec 3, 2017.
November 27, 2017
White, A. S., P. Rastogi, K. Duh, & B. Van Durme. (2017). Inference is Everything: Recasting Semantic Resources into a Unified Evaluation Framework. Talk presented by Kevin Duh at the 8th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing. Taipei, Taiwan, November 27-December 1, 2017.
November 11, 2017
November 3, 2017
Hirzel, M., A. S. White, & J. Lidz. (2017). Biased distributions in dialogs do not shape verb learning. Poster presented at the 42nd Boston University Conference on Language Development. Boston University. November 3-5, 2017.
October 24, 2017
Aaron will be presenting his paper "The role of veridicality and factivity in clause selection" on October 27 at the 48th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík.
October 17, 2017
Joyce McDonough, Linguistics
October 2, 2017
Peter will be presenting his paper "Unmarked Locatives in Western Armenian" at the XI International Conference on Armenian Linguistics (ICAL) in Yerevan, Armenia at the National Academy of Sciences on October 4.
October 2, 2017
Applications for a fully-funded joint PhD program in Linguistics focusing on cross-disciplinary training and collaboration are open. See our PhD program page for details
September 28, 2017
Maya was on Connections with Evan Dawson today talking about the Rochester accent and language change in general. The full show, as well as a clip, are available on Weekend Connections.
July 24, 2017
Aaron will be teaching two courses at the European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information at the University of Tolouse this week. The first is an introductory course on Unsupervised methods for linguistic data, and the second is an advanced course on Computational lexical semantics, which he is coteaching with Kyle Rawlins (Department of Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University).
May 29, 2017
Joyce McDonough will be giving a lectures at Nanjing Technical University in Nanjing and Minzu University in Beijing, May-June 2017.
April 24, 2017
March 31, 2017
Scott Grimm presents the Linguistics Colloquium at Northwestern University on "Plurality and Reference".
January 24, 2017
Greg Carlson, Professor of Linguistics, Philosophy, and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and Director of the Center for the Language Sciences (CLS) has been named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). As stated below, "LSA Fellows are recognized annually for their 'distinguished contributions to the discipline'. Previously inducted LSA Fellows include Noam Chomsky, William Labov, Steven Pinker and Calvert Watkins."