This newsletter is published twice a year by the Department of Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 (e-mail: email@example.com; telephone: (812) 855-6456). Edited and produced by Victoria Pronevitz and Liz Peterson with editorial assistance from Samuel Obeng, Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Paul Newman, Department Chair, Ann Baker, Administrative Assistant, and Sandy Davis, Administrative Secretary. Transferred to HTML by Mikael Thompson.
Papers from recent alumni of our department included:
Stuart Davis, MCWOP Advisor and Professor of Phonetics
|Back row. Ji-yung Kim, Ibro Chekaraou, Mikael Thompson,
Elizabeth Peterson, Nicole Evans.
Front row. Danielle Newcom, Minkyeong Lee, Kyoko Nagao, Betsy McCall.
COAS travel grants to present papers were awarded to:
A Grant-in-aid from the Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English for studies on aspects of the teaching of English was awarded to Terese Thonus.
|Robert Botne||Lynne Householder|
|Stuart Davis||Tokuichiro Matsuda|
|Kenneth Hale||Paul Newman|
Recipients of Householder awards are Wendy Boren (support fieldwork research on Akan at the University of Ghana), Debra Hardison (support research in establishing a speech training program for Japanese and Korean students who were enrolled in the Intensive English Program), and Bushra Zawaydeh (support research in Amman, Jordan on the dialect of Bedouin Jordanian Arabic).
Ph.D. degrees were awarded to the following students during the past six months:
The following students have defended their Ph.D. dissertations this semester:
M.A. degrees were awarded to the following students during the past six months:
B.A. degrees were awarded to the following students during the past six months:
Christopher Atwood delivered a paper "Inner Mongolian Nationalism in the 1920s: A Survey of Archival Information" at the Symposium on Mongolian Archival Sources at Tokyo University of Foreign in October.
J. Clancy Clements (Spanish and Portuguese) presented a paper "Ergativity in Spanish" at El Primer Coloquio de Linguistica Española held in October at Miami University (Oxford, OH). He was appointed Resident Director of the Wisconsin-Indiana-Purdue Overseas Study Program for the academic year 1998-99.
Stuart Davis's paper "A Sympathetic Account on Nasal Substitution in Ponapean Reduplication" has just appeared in Phonology at Santa Cruz, vol. 5. Davis and former student Gina Torretta presented a paper "An Optimality-Theoretic Account of Compensatory Lengthening and Geminate Throwback in Trukese" at both the Northeastern Linguistics Society (NELS) meeting in Toronto and MCWOP3. He has also presented a poster paper with Seung-Hoon Shin entitled "Is There a Syllable Contact Constraint?" at the Hopkins Optimality Theory Workshop held in Baltimore in May, and another poster paper with Isao Ueda entitled "Constraint-Based Analysis of Japanese Rhotacism" at the ICPLA (International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association) meeting held in Nijmegen in October.
Ken de Jong is continuing work with Anna Bosch (University of Kentucky) on Barra Gaelic, especially looking at the question of how syllabification works in the language. They presented two papers on this research last spring, one at the Second Celtic Linguistics Conference in Dublin, and the other at the 5th Manchester Phonology Conference in Manchester. de Jong presented a paper with Samuel Obeng at the 1997 Conference on African Linguistics. The paper was on the historical and synchronic factors which give rise to the typologically weird combination of labialization and palatalization in Twi.
Daniel Dinnsen and Jessica Barlow's paper "On the characterisation of a chain shift in normal and delayed phonological acquisition" was accepted for publication in Journal of Child Language. Another paper of theirs, "Root and manner feature faithfulness in acquisition," has been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 1997 Boston University Conference on Language Development. Their article with Michele Morrisette, "Long-distance place assimilation with an interacting error pattern in phonological acquisition," appeared in the recent issue of Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics. Dinnsen's chapter "Nonsegmental phonologies" appeared this summer in The New Phonologies volume edited by Martin Ball and Ray Kent. Dinnsen also coauthored a paper, "A follow-up study of the linguistic and intellectual abilities of children who were phonologically disordered," with Tom Powell and Mary Elbert which was presented at the recent meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics Association held in Nijmegen.
Steven Franks coedited a book, Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics: The Indiana Meeting, published by Michigan Slavic Materials. (The coeditor was Martina Lindseth, IU Slavics Ph.D., 1996.) He and Sue Brown published a paper "The Syntax of Pleonastic Negation in Russian" in Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics: The Cornell Meeting. He was a speaker at Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 6, University of Connecticut, where he spoke on "Parameters of Slavic Morphosyntax revisited: a minimalist retrospective" in May 1997. Franks spent a month in Warsaw, on an IU International Programs short term faculty exchange, where he gave four lectures. He also gave lectures in Berlin and Leipzig.
Michael Gasser's paper with Linda B. Smith and Cathy Sandhofer, "Learning to talk about the properties of objects: A network model of the development of dimensions" recently appeared in Mechanisms of Perceptual Learning, a volume in the Psychology of Learning and Motivation series.
Hyo Sang Lee (Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures) gave a lecture at the Workshop on Aspect in East Asian Languages during the LSA Institute at Cornell University, entitled "Dynamicity as an archiconcept in the Korean grammar."
Paul Newman was a plenary speaker at the Second World Congress of African Linguistics, held this past summer at the University of Leipzig, Germany. His paper was, "On writing a reference grammar of an African language: From inception to culmination." He was also a participant in the special Symposium on Endangered Languages in Africa, which took place during the Congress. He presented a paper "The natural history of geminates" at the Sixth Workshop on Comparative Linguistics, held at Wayne State University (Detroit) in November. Newman's latest publication is the chapter "Hausa phonology" in Phonologies of Asia and Africa, ed. by Alan Kaye (1997). This two-volume work includes a phonological sketch of Oromo by IU alumna Maria-Rosa Lloret (Ph.D. 1988).
Samuel Obeng presented "Judicial Communication Strategies: A Pragmalinguistic and Sociopragmatic Description of the Discourse and Other Communicative Strategies in Asante Queenmother's Court" at the International Workshop on Women, Language & Law at IU in April. He also presented "Language and Gender: Women in Akan Highlife Discourse" in April at the 29th African Studies, Anthropology and Folklore Seminar at IU. In July Obeng presented "Requests in Akan Discourse" at the Annual Conference on African Linguistics at Cornell.
Alice ter Meulen gave a lecture at the Cornell LSA Summer Institute in June entitled, "How to tell events apart" in the workshop on events in lexical and logical semantics. She also gave a lecture in September at the Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdam called "Dutch reflexives, verbal morphology and aspect--an issue of interface economics" and gave a lecture entitled, "Chronoscopes--dynamic tools for tense and aspect" at the University of Amsterdam in October. Her book, Representing Time in Natural Language: The dynamic interpretation of tense and aspect has been reissued in a paperback edition (1997).
Albert Valdman's edited volume, French and Creole in Louisiana, was recently published by Plenum. In addition to the introduction, Valdman co-authored two of the eleven chapters of the book: a description of Louisiana Creole with Tom Klingler, an IU Ph.D. in French linguistics, and a study of the lexicon of Cajun and Louisiana Creole with Tom Klingler and Michael Picone. Kevin Rottet, another IU Ph.D., co-authored the chapter on the linguistic structure of Cajun. Valdman was also the featured speaker at a conference on "Slavery in the Francophone World," where he spoke on "Creole: the linguistic outcome of slavery." He was invited as the only linguist at a seminar on "Creole Renaissance," organized by a group of African-Louisianans who wish to revitalize their language. Among his recent publications are several invited chapters: "La créolisation," in Contact Linguistics, vol. 1, ed. by H. Goebl, et al. (1996); "Français louisianais ou cadien / créole en Louisiane," in Contacts de langues, contacts de cultures, créolisation, ed. by M.-C. Hazael-Massieux & D. de Robillard (1997); "L'étiolement linguistique," (language death), in Sociolinguistique: concepts de base, ed. by M.-L. Moreau (1997).
Barbara Vance (French & Italian) has published a book entitled Syntactic Change in Medieval French: Verb-Second and Null Subjects (Kluwer, 1997).
Chin Wan Chung's paper entitled "A correspondence theoretic approach to partial reduplication in Korean" has just appeared in Studies in the Linguistic Sciences vol. 27.
Debra Hardison presented a paper entitled "Bimodal Input in Second-language Speech: Focus on /r/ and /l/" at New Sounds '97 Third International Symposium on the Acquisition of Second Language Speech at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria in September, for which she received a travel grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. The paper will be published in the proceedings to be edited by Jonathan Leather. Another paper, "The Role of Attention in Second Language Speech Development," was presented at the Second Language Research Forum at Michigan State University in October.
Ae-ryung Kim presented "VP-Complement in HI-Causatives" at the 8th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference held at Cornell in July. Jong-Kyoo Kim presented "Anti-trapping effect in an iambic system: Vowel shortening in Korean" also at the 8th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference held at Cornell University in July.
Mafuyu Kitahara presented a poster paper, "Pitch accent, phrase tones, and vowel devoicing in Tokyo Japanese" at the 133th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, at Penn State in June. He also presented "The Interaction of Pitch Accent and Vowel Devoicing in Tokyo Japanese," at the 8th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference at Cornell in July.
Jae-Ick Park and Chin Wan Chung presented "Passive Allomorphs and Their Constraints in Korean Verbs" at the 7th Harvard International Symposium on Korean Linguistics, held in July.
Keiichi Tajima presented a poster paper "Cross-linguistic speech rhythm in a phrase repetition task" at the 133rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, at Penn State in June. His presentation was the winner of the Best Student Paper Award in Speech Communication. He was also invited to present his research during an informal lunch talk at Ohio State University Dept. of Linguistics in June.
Tometro Hopkins of Florida International University (IU Ph.D. 1992) is the new editor of the newly redesigned pidgin and creole newsletter, the Carrier Pidgin.
David A. Reibel (M.A., 1954; Ph.D., 1963) was the first secretary of the
IULC. He and his fellow graduate students started the club to offer an
alternative forum for the expression of linguistic ideas to those which
were available in Professor Carl Voegelin's celebrated Monday evening
Linguistics Seminar. From these beginnings the club has blossomed into
the IULC as we know it today Ñ a nationally known publisher and club.