Stanford linguists at LSA 2018
If the campus seemed a little empty last weekend, it's because many of our linguists were in Salt Lake City, UT for the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Current students, post-docs and faculty presenting papers or posters included:
- Emily Lake, presenting "Persona recovery as a primary pragmatic process in the interpretation of implicit content"
- Sara Kessler, presenting "The Structured Acquisition of Dimensional Adjective Antonyms: Evidence from Hebrew"
- Bonnie Krejci, presenting "Animacy and Agreement with Conjoined Nominals in Russian"
- Masoud Jasbi, Akshay Jaggi, and Michael Frank presenting "The Acquisition of Disjunction from Child Directed Speech"
- Simon Todd, presenting "Exceptionality and Faithfulness in Polish Stress: Comparing mono- and multistratal approaches"
- Michael Henry Tessler, Judith Degen, Charles Jacob Foster, Chakia Hall-Watley, and Noah D. Goodman presenting "People are strange: Investigating naturally occuring generics"
- Rebekah Baglini, with co-presenter Arthur Hjorth from Northwestern University, presenting "Identifying Sound-Symbolism in the Lexicon of an Underrepresented Language: An NLP-Assisted Approach"
- Katherine Hilton, presenting "Competing for the floor: The interruptiveness of topic shifts and disagreements"
- Zion Mengesha, presenting "The interaction between phonological and lexical variation on word recall in African American English"
- Masoud Jasbi, presenting "Uniqueness is not unique to definites"
- Prerna Nadathur, presenting "Implicative behavior and casuality in 'enough' and 'too' constructions"
- Lelia Glass, presenting "Deriving the (non)distributivity potential of adjectives"
- Teresa Pratt, presenting "Embodying toughness: LOT-raising, /l/-velarization, and retracted articulatory setting"
- Sunwoo Jeong, with co-presenters alumna Seung Kyung Kim and James Sneed German from Aix Marseille University in France, presenting "The Social Component of Phonetic Recalibration in Speech Perception"
- Sabrina T. Grimberg, presenting "Resolving Subject Doubling in Colloquial Finnish via Chain Resolution"
- Paul Kiparsky and Alessandro Jaker (Ph.D. '12), presenting "Level ordering and opacity in Tetsot'ine (Yellowknife):aStratal OT account"