Friday, September 7th

Talks and  dinner to be held at UConn Alumni Center.

Time Presentations  Session chair
8:45-9:30 am Coffee & Snacks
9:30 – 9:45 am Opening remarks
9:45 – 10:30 am David Michaels: History of the program Jon Gajewski
10:30 – 11:15 am Jon Gajewski: The present and future of Linguistics at UConn
11:15-11:30 am Break
11:30-12:30 pm Howard Lasnik: UConn Syntax: Some lasting insights and their interactions  Željko Bošković
12:30 am – 1:45 pm LUNCH  (on your own)  
1:45 – 2:45 pm Mamoru Saito:On the Nature of Proper Department: Partially Objective Observations on UConn Linguistics   Diane Lillo-Martin
2:45 – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Stephen Crain: Willoughby’s coffee, women’s basketball, and child language William Snyder
4:00 – 4:10 pm Break
4:10 – 5:10 pm Lyn Frazier (special alumni talk) Processing ellipsis: the circumstances of repair Jon Sprouse
6:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner in Great Hall, Alumni Center

Saturday, September 8th

Talks to be held in McHugh Hall 101 (Formerly Laurel Hall).

Place & Time Presentations  Session chair
McHugh Hall Foyer

8:45 – 9:15 am

Coffee & Snacks
McHugh Hall 101

9:15 – 10:15 am

Panel: The Structure and Acquisition of Sign Languages, led by C. Goodwin

Speakers: D. Chen Pichler, H. Koulidobrova, K. Matsuoka, D. Simons, and S. Wood    

10:15-10:25 Break
McHugh Hall Foyer

10:25 am – 12:00 pm

Posters by Alumni
12:00 – 1:00 pm LUNCH (on your own)  
McHugh Hall 101

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Session: Locality of movement and ellipsis

1:00 – 1:30 PM: S. Stjepanović: Extraction of Conjuncts and out of Conjuncts in Serbo-Croatian

1:30 – 2:0 PM: T. Messick: A property of deep and surface anaphora

Magdalena Kaufmann
2:00-2:10 pm Break  
McHugh Hall Foyer

2:10 – 3:30 pm

Posters by Current Students
McHugh Hall 101

3:30 – 5:00 PM

Session: East Asian Languages (Syntax, Acquisition, and  Semantics)

3:30-4:00 D. Takahashi: What Can Japanese Tell Us about Syntactic Theory and Vice Versa?

4:00-4:30 K. Murasugi: Acquisition of labeling: Evidence from a comparative study of English and East-Asian child languages

4:30-5:00 I. Hsieh: Embedded equivalence and attitudes

Stefan Kaufmann
5:00 – 5:15 PM Break
5:15-6:15 Juan Uriagereka (special alumni talk): Structure and Computation - Where do paradigms fit? Željko Bošković
McHugh 101        6:15 Concluding Remarks

Alumni Poster Presentations

On some aspects of comparative constructions in Korean
Duk-Ho An '07, Konkuk University

Chinese-type questions in English and Spanish revisited
Adolfo Ausín '01, Michigan State University), Esther Torrego (University of Massachusetts, Boston /Euskera Institute Universidad del País Vasco)

Opaque domains in A-not-A questions
Hsu-Te (Johnny) Cheng '13, Emory University

An ethnophonetic study of Japanese cake seller voices
Donna Erickson ('76, Haskins Laboratories), Toshiyuki Sadanobu (Kyoto University) , Chunyue Zhu (Kobe University) , Kerrie Obert (The Ohio State University) , Hayato Daikuhara (Renmin University), Caroline Menezes (University of Toledo)

Acquisition of ASL as a Sign L2
Helen Koulidobrova '12, Central Connecticut State University

Modals and Negation in Japanese Sign Language: Investigating the Right Periphery
Kazumi Matsuoka '98, Keio University

Seem constructions in L2 English by Japanese EFL learners
Mineharu Nakayama ('88, The Ohio State University), Noriko Yoshimura (University of Shizuoka), & Atsushi Fujimori (University of Shizuoka)

Labeling and pair-Merge of Heads
Masashi Nomura '05, Chukyo University

Unaccusativity Alternation in Japanese and Chinese
Satoshi Oku '98, Hokkaido University

Argument Ellipsis of Wh-phrases in Japanese
Yuta Sakamoto ('17, Chukyo University), Hiroaki Saito (G, UConn)

Linguistic Humor
M. R. Smith '83

A Way of Examining Voice-Mismatches under Ellipsis in Japanese
Kensuke Takita '09-Visitor, Meikai University

Student Posters

The A/A'-distinction in scrambling revisited
Akihiko Arano and Hiromune Oda

Do children know about partial null-subject languages?
Karina Bertolino

Reinterpreting ne-cliticization as split-topicalization
Pietro Cerrone and Hiromune Oda

Loss of movement and labeling: Grammatical pressure and diachronic change
Marcin Dadan

Sometimes two heads are better than one: Person portmanteaux meet person constraints
Paula Fenger and Adrian Stegovec

Acquisition of ellipsis: Phonology or Syntax?
Yoshiki Fujiwara and Hiroyuki Shimada

A phonological analysis of weak drop in Shanghai Sign Language
Shengyun Gu

Labeling and two types of null operators in English
Ryosuke Hattori

Middle-field syntax and information structure in Brazilian Portuguese
Renato Lacerda

Do you really mean it? Linking lexical semantic profiles and the age of acquisition for the English passive
Emma Nguyen

Syntactic analysis of a nominative noun phrase in Japanese imperatives
Yuya Noguchi

Asymmetries in speech perception
Roberto Petrosino

The silent NUMBER in complex cardinals
Yuta Tatsumi

Effects of processing capacity on scope assignment by Mandarin-acquiring children
Shuyan Wang

50 Years of Linguistics at UConn


Pre-schooler Joanne Thibault, right, listens to a story told by Lulu the puppet operated by Diane Lillo-Martin, professor of linguistics. Lillo-Martin is studying how children acquire language. PHOTO BY PETER MORENUS

Point of Interest

Mamoru Saito will visit the department the week before the event and deliver a series of lectures.  The lectures will be in Oak Hall, Room 338.  The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, September 4th: 12:30-3:15
Thursday, September 6th: 3:15-5:15