Linguistics: 2007-11 Student Honors, Awards, Publications and Other Activities

Zhuting Chang  presented a paper at the NINJAL International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2011 in Kyoto, Japan.  Her paper (with coauthor Dianne Bradley) was entitled "Tonal assignment for English loanwords in Mandarin: An experimental approach."

Adam Faulkner coauthored a paper with Beata Beigman Klebanov, Jill Burstein, Nitin Madnani, and Joel Tetreault  (Educational Testing Service) to be presented at Cicling 2012: 13th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics in New Delhi, India. The paper was entitled "Building Subjectivity Lexicon(s) From Scratch For Essay Data."

Michelle Johnson presented a poster at WECOL 2011 in  Vancouver, CA. "Negation in the Subjunctive: The Morphological Interaction of Tense, Modality and Negation in Lusoga."

Nadav Sabar's poster was presented at a conference titled: The Arizona Linguistics Circle 5, at the University of Arizona, Oct. 28 to Oct. 30, 2011. The title of his poster was: "Expressive Content in Predicates of Personal Taste."

Soubeika Bahri presented at the 2011 Southeast TESOL Regional Conference Celebrating Culture and Heritage through Language Teaching in Richmond, VA, October 13-15, 2011. Her paper was entitled: "ESL Arab students facing difficulties with English relative clauses: Any pedagogic guidelines?" 

Michelle Johnson publised Lusoga Made Simple (Kisubi, Uganda: Marianum Publishing Company, 2011).

Satarupa Das was awarded a 2011-12 PSC-CUNY Research Award for research on Bangla syntax ($3,500).

Frances Blanchette presented a paper at GALA 2011 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Her paper was entitled: "Approaching pragmatics: An analysis of data from Dutch and Italian child language."

Ji Young Shim published two articles in 2011: Den Dikken, M., and Shim, J. Y. , "Feature inheritance and EPP," in Andrew Simpson (ed.), Proceedings from the 7th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics (WAFL7), a 2011 MIT working papers in linguistics; and Shim, J. Y., "Light switches between Japanese/Korean and English," in Marcel den Dikken and William McClure (eds.) Japanese/Korean Linguistics 18, 345-55. University of Chicago Press, 2011.

Frances Blanchette was awarded a 2011 National Science Foundation Research Experience for Graduates (REG) award in the amount of $7,500 for her research project titled "Leveling in the presence of n’t in varieties of English."

Ji Young Shim won a 2010-11 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant of $5,940 for "Deriving Word Order in Code-switching."

Ahmed Shamim (M.A.), Adam Hoss (M.A), and I-Ling Hsu (M.A.) graduated in May 2011.

Hala Abdelghany (Ph.D. 2/10), Didem Koban (Ph.D. 2/10),Marisa Monteleone (Ph.D. 9/09), Miki Nagai (M.A. 9/09), Shukhan Ng (Ph.D. 9/09), Martin Port (Ph.D. 2/10), Meghan Reutzel (M.A. 5/10),Amit Shaked (Ph.D. 9/09), and Mieko Sperbeck (Ph.D. 5/10)   graduated in May 2010.

Teresa Fredericks presented a paper at GLS 2010 at Georgetown Univeristy, in Washington, D.C. Her paper was entitled, "Nothing but Ellipsis: The Syntax and Semantics of 'ne...que' Exceptives in French."

Miho Nagai and Susan Schweitzer both presented papers at the 2010 WCCFL at USC. Miho's paper (coauthored with Oner Ozcelik of McGill University) was entitled, "Multiple subject positions: a case of perfect match between syntax and prosody." Susan's paper (coauthored with Alda Mari of IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS) was entitled, "Calculating the epistemic interpretation of past modals via K."

Timothy Bonner presented a paper at ILANNS 2009 in Selangor, Malaysia. His paper was entitled, "The Effects of Perception on Production in Chinese Second Language Learners of English: Is Misperception a Precursor for Variable Production?"

Teresa Fredericks presented a paper at SYNC 2009, held at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Her paper was entitled, "Nothing but Ellipsis: The Syntax and Semantics of 'ne...que' Exceptives in French."

Erin Quirk and Lucia Pozzan presented a paper at SLRF 2009 at Michigan State University. Their paperwas entitled, "Second language acquisition of English main and embedded questions."

Erin Quirk and Lucia Pozzan presented a poster at GALA 2009 in Lisbon, Portugal. Their poster was entitled, "Inversion and non-inversion in English Second Language Acquisition of main and embedded questions."

Jeremy Rafal and Ylana Beller-Marino received the CUNY Writing Fellowship for Fall 2009.

Ji Young Shim spoke in 2009 at the workshop on Minimalist Approaches to Code Switching, which was held the day before the start of ISB7 in The Netherlands. Ji's paper was entitled, "Deriving OV vs. VO in code-switching."

Jeremy Rafal spoke in 2009 at the Fourth Austronesian Conference on Languages and Linguistics at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. His talk was entitled "Clitic doubling as a trigger for object shift in Ilokano."

Nazik Dinçtopal spoke in 2009 at the Second Language Processing and Parsing: State of hte Science Conference at Texas Tech University. Nazik's paper was entitled, "Relative clause attachment preferences of end-state Turkish L2 speakers of English: Shallow parsing in the L2?"

Jeremy Rafal spoke in 2009 at the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association at University of California, Santa Cruz. His paper was entitled "Clitic doubling and object shift in Ilokano: Evidence from ellipsis."
2008-09 graduates in sociology were:
Rachel Szekely (Ph.D., August 2008)
Stephanie Solt (Ph.D., August 2008)
Niesha White (Ph.D., October 2008)
Yukiko Koizumi (Ph.D., May 2009)
Gabriella Morvay (Ph.D., May 2009)
Kaori Furuya (Ph.D., May 2009)
Fran Gulinello (Ph.D., May 2009)
Erika Troseth (Ph.D., May 2009)
Xuan-Nga Kam (Ph.D., May 2009)
Mamori Sugita (Ph.D., May 2009)
Malgosia Szupica-Pyrzanowski (Ph.D., May 2009)
Julie Saracino (M.A., October 2008)
Helen Soblik (M..A, October 2008)
Steve Hoenisch (M.A., February 2009)
Galina Seldina (M.A., May 2009)
Nathan Dummitt (M.A., May 2009)

Miho Nagai spoke in 2009 at the Sixth Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics held at Nagoya University. Her paper (coauthored with Oner Ozcelik from McGill) was entitled, "Possible syntactic subject positions in Turkish: Evidence from phonology."

Jeremy Rafal spoke in 2009 at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistics Society at the University of Chicago. His talk was entitled "On the structure of associative plurals: A view from Hawaiian Creole English."

Miho Nagai and Mieko Sperbeck spoke in 2009 at the 33rd Penn Linguistics Colloquium in Philadelphia. Miho's paper was entitled, "Japanese multiple nominative constructions: The view of antisymmetry." Mieko's paper (coauthored with Winifred Strange) was entitled, "The perception of complex onsets in English: universal markedness?"

Lidiya Tornyova spoke in 2009 at the 83rd annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in San Francisco. Her paper, entitled "Productivity of auxiliary use in children's wh-questions," was coauthored with Virginia Valian.

Ji Young Shim spoke at the 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference (JK18) at the CUNY Graduate Center. Her paper was entitled "Light switches between Japanese/Korean and English."

Stephanie Solt spoke at the 39th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS) at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Her paper was entitled, "Attributive Quantity Words as Nonrestrictive Modifiers."

Martin Port spoke at the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) held at UC Davis. His paper was entitled "Understood complements and complex logical forms."

Mieko Sperbeck spoke at the 156th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in Miami, Florida. Her paper was entitled, "An epenthetic vowel between consonantal clusters in perception and production by Japanese listeners," and she presented it with Winifred Strange.

Martin Port spoke at the second meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle at the University of Arizona in Phoenix on October 31-November 2, 2008. His paper was entitled "Understood complements and complex logical forms."

Ji Young Shim spoke at the Second European Conference on Korean Linguistics (ECKL) in London, United Kingdom, held Aug. 7-9, 2008.

Ji Young Shim and Marcel den Dikken spoke at the 10th Seoul International Conference On Generative Grammar in Seoul, Korea, held July 17-20, 2008; they also spoke at the 18th International Congress of Linguists (CIL 18) in Seoul, Korea, held July 21-26, 2008. 

Jeremy Rafal gave a talk at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association (AFLA15) in Australia in Sydney, held June 30-July 2. The title of his talk was "Reconsidering applicative constructions: Evidence for low and even 'higher' base-generated applicatives in Ilokano."

Koban, D., Rothman, D., & Mavergames, C. (2008) published "The impact of multilingualism on low intermediate learners’ rate of progress in the English language," Multilingualism and multiple language acquisition and learning. Selected papers from the L3 conference in Freiburg/Switzerland 2005, 37-49.

2007-08 graduates in sociology were:
Tanya Viger (Ph.D., October 2007)
Tomoyuki Yabe (Ph.D., October 2007)
Ronald Simon (Ph.D., October 2007)
Kaushi Perera (M.A., October 2007)
Eric Stenshoel (Ph.D., February 2008)
Jed Shahar (Ph.D., May 2008)
Mari Fujimoto (Ph.D., May 2008)
Jesse Meyerson (M.A., May 2008)
Ichiro Kishimoto (M.A., May 2008)
Atsuko Miyajima (M.A., May 2008)

Marisa Monteleone was awarded the 2008-09 Sponsored Dissertation Fellowship.

Jeremy Rafal and Christina Torotora (with Paola Benincá) spoke at the Penn Linguistics Colloquium, held Feburary 22-24, 2008.

Stephanie Solt, Rachel Szekely, Marcel den Dikken, and Christina Tortora spoke at the 2008 LSA Meeting.

Ingrid Heidrick, Erin Quirk, Lucia Pozzan, Jeremy Rafal, Yana Pugach, and Meiko Sperbeck received Doctoral Student Research Grants. 

Nazik Dinçtopal, Rita Pasqui, Lucia Pozzan, and Susan Schweitzer spoke at the 2007 SUNY/CUNY/NYU Mini-conference, held on December 1 at NYU.

Marisa Monteleone was awarded a Sponsored Dissertation Fellowship.

Mamori Sugita spoke at Theoretical East Asian Linguistics 4 (TEAL), held on December 30, 2007, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The title of her talk was "The semantics of Japanese experiential -te iru."

Ji Young Shim and Marcel den Dikken gave a talk at The 17th JK Linguistics Conference at UCLA (November 9-11, 2007). Bill McClure spoke the day before at a pre-conference workshop on J/K Semantics and Pragmatics.

The Appalachian English project was featured in the RF Report 2006. Click on the image to see the page in PDF.

Ji Young Shim spoke at Stony Brook Brown Talks on Oct. 31, 2007. The title of her talk was "Licensing Resultative Secondary Predicates (in Korean)."

Mamori Sugita gave a talk at the 2007 Mid-America Linguistics Conference at the University of Kansas (October 26-28, 2007). The title of her talk was "Japanese experiential -te iru as an individual-level construction."

Ji Young Shim and Marcel den Dikken gave a talk at NELS 38 at the University of Ottawa (October 26-28, 2007). The title of their talk was "The Tense of Resultatives - The Case of Korean"

Both Mamori Sugita and Chris Warnasch presented their work at the first meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle, held in Tucson October 19-21, 2007. The title of Mamori's talk was "Japanese experiential -teiru as an individual level construction" and the title of Chris's talk was "Aspect and interpretation Outside of full clauses." Chris's paper was awarded "the best student abstract awards."

Stephanie Solt, Susan Schweitzer, and Lucia Pozzan attended the 2008 Sinn und Bedeutung, held at the University of Norway in Oslo, September 20-22, 2007. Stephanie gave a paper accepted while Susan and Lucia were alternates. 

Shukhan Ng and Janet Dean Fodor gave a talk at International Conference on Processing Head-final Structures, Rochester Institute of Technology, held September 21-22, 2008. The title of their talk was "Use your headedness: An exercise in psycholinguistic exploitation."

Lidiya Tornyova was awarded NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant for 2007-09. The project title was "Acquisition of Questions in Bulgarian and English." Virginia Valian is the co-PI for this grant.

Stephanie Solt presented a paper titled "Few more and many fewer: complex quantifiers based on many and few" at ththe 2007 ESSLLI workshop on Quantifier Modification held in Dublin, Ireland.

Mieko Sperbeck and Marisa Monteleone presented a poster titled "Speeded discrimination of American vowels by experienced Japanese late L2 learners" with Winifred Strange and her colleagues in the Speech Acoustics and Perception Lab at 153rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah, 4-8 June 2007.

May 2008 graduates were:  
Eulalia Canals (Ph.D.)
Michael Horwitz (Ph.D.)
 Naomi Lapidus Shin (Ph.D.)
(Kaushi) Muditha Perera (M.A.)

Iglika Stoyneshka presented "Prosody and ambiguity resolution in Bulgarian" at Formal Approaches to Salvic Linguistics 16 (at Stony Brook, May 4-6, 2007).

Alexia Ioannidou and Marcel den Dikken commented on a paper presented at the Workshop on Greek Syntax and Semantics, held at MIT on May 20-22, 2007.

Kaori Furuya gave a talk entitled "Japanese bare noun phrases as DPs" at the Fourth Workshop on Altaic in Formal Linguistics, held at Harvard, May 18-20.

Stephanie Solt received the Carole and Morton Olshan Dissertation Fellowship for 2007-08.

Shukhan Ng received a Sponsored Dissertation Fellowship for the 2007-08 academic year.

Yukiko Koizum was a returning Writing Fellow at Baruch for 2007-08.

Rachel Szekely and Stephanie Solt had notes appearing in Snippets (number 15).

Daniel Rubino and Prof. Loraine Obler (both of Linguistics) along with I. Anema, B O'Connor, M. Goral, J. Hyunb, P.S. Conner, and R. Kuckuk (all of Speech and Hearing) gave a paper at the UWM Linguistics Symposium on Formulaic Language, held April 18-21, 2007. The title of their paper was "Aging & idiom production: Are idioms compositional, non-compositional or both?"

Daniel Rubino spoke in the Doctoral Seminar Series at the University of South Florida in 2007. His title was "Is there schizophasia?: Language and thought disorder in schizophrenia."

Kaori Furuya and Ji Young Shim spoke at the 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 2007), held March 8-11 at Georgetown University. In addition, Natalie Batmanian and Virginia Valian gave a paper, and Loraine Obler and several students from Speech and Hearing gave a colloquium on "The role of 'little words' in agrammaticism." 

Rachel Varra, Ana Ortigosa (current postdoc), Naomi Lapidus Shin (Ph.D., 2006), and Daniel Erker (M.A., 2006) all spoke at the XXI Conference on Spanish in the U.S, held at George Mason University and the University of Maryland, March 15-18, 2007. 

Lidiya Tornyova (along with Arild Hestvik, Richard Schwartz, Diana Almodovar, Tracy Love, and David Swinney--all of Speech and Hearing) gave a talk entitled "Binding theory and syntactic movement are dissociated in Specific Language Impairment" at the CUNY Conference (at UCSD, March 29-31, 2007). In addition, students and faculty from Linguistics and Speech and Hearing were associated with four different posters.

Ji Young Shim (Get it? Got it!) and Kaori Furuya (DP Hypothesis for Japanese) presented their papers at 31st Penn Linguistics Colloquium, held Febrary 23-25, 2007, at University of Pennsylvania. 

Ji Young Shim presented her paper at the 2007 International Conference on Linguistics in Korea, held in Seoul, January 19-20, 2007. Prof. Marcel den Dikken was an invited speaker of this conference.

Stephanie Solt and Tomoyuki Yabe presented papers at the LSA 2007 Annual Meeting, held in Anaheim, CA, 4-7 January, 2007. Stephanie's title was "A degree-based semantics for many and few." Tomo's title was "Applicative constructions via the remerge of a functional preposition."

Submitted on: DEC 1, 2011

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