This newsletter is published each fall by the Department of Linguistics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 812-855-6456). Edited and produced by Liz Peterson with assistance from Damon Stewart, Steven Franks, Ann Baker, Marilyn Estep, Dan Dinnsen, and Stuart Davis. Transferred to HTML by Mikael Thompson.
|Laura Wilbur McGarrity, Demuth, Bob Port, and Karen Baertsch visit at the post-colloquium reception.|
Back row. Richard Gaines, Graham Troop, Sean McLennan, Erik
Front row. Jennifer Moless, Damon Stewart, Nadia Dueñas, Mike Koh.
Written by Paul Newman and reproduced, with modifications, from the IU Office of International Programs Newsletter, October 1998.
Stuart Davis, Graduate Advisor
Ken De Jong, Linguistics Undergraduate Advisor
|Stuart Davis||Kenneth Hale|
|Lynne Householder||Tokuichiro Matsuda|
|Paul Newman||Robert Port|
Chin Wan Chung recently received a Householder Award to support his research on Korean.
Ph.D. degrees were awarded to the following students during the past six months:
M.A. degrees have been awarded to the following students:
B.A. degrees with a major in Linguistics have been awarded to the following students:
Robert Botne's "Asymmetric coordination in Lega" (with Jin Young Tak) was published in Afrikanistische Arbeitspapier volume 54. His paper "Future and distal -ka-'s: Proto Bantu or nascent forms?" was published in Advances in Bantu Historical Linguistics (Larry Hyman and Jean-Marie Hombert, eds.), CSLI (Stanford). "The evolution of future tenses from serial 'SAY' construction in central eastern Bantu" was published in Diachronia, 15.2. His "Prosodically-conditioned vowel shortening in Chindali" was published in Studies in African Linguistics, 27.1. Botne presented "The role of deixis in the grammaticalization of motion verbs: 'come' and 'go' in Lamnso and English" at the Mid-American Linguistics Conference, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in October. He presented his paper "Cognitive schemas and motion verbs: 'come' and 'go' in Eastern Bantu" at the 29th Conference on African Linguistics, Yale University, March 26-29, 1998.
Stuart Davis was an invited speaker at the Workshop on the Syllable held in Tübingen Germany in June 1998. He talked about "The Controversy over Geminates and Syllable Weight." In August he presented an invited talk at Osaka University of Foreign Studies, where he gave a lecture on "The distribution of /h/ and aspiration in American English." At the end of January he will present similar information at the HIL Phonology workshop in Leiden. He gave a talk on the same topic at the recent Mid-Continental Workshop in Phonology. He will be presenting a paper (with Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh) "Hypocoristic formation in Ammani-Jordanian Arabic" at the LSA meeting in January 1999. This paper has been accepted for publication in volume 12 of Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics. Davis has been asked to give a talk at the Phonology 2000 Symposium, to be held next spring at MIT. Davis recently had two papers published, "Syllable contact in optimality theory" in Korea Journal of Linguistics and a co-authored paper (with Gina Torretta) "An optimality-theoretic account of compensatory lengthening and geminate throwback in Trukese," in NELS 28.
Ken de Jong presented two joint papers last spring at the Texas Linguistic Forum, the first, "A sketch of Arabic stress and duration," reported results of an experiment done with Bushra Zawaydeh on Arabic stress. The second, "Syllables and supersyllables: evidence for low level phonological domains," reported experimental work with Anna Bosch on Gaelic syllable structure. He presented one of four IU papers at the Sixth Conference on Laboratory Phonology in York, England, "Temporal constraints and characterizing syllable structuring," and reported work on the phonetics of syllable structure in English. For this conference, he was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to support travel to England by scholars from the U.S. Also last spring, he was awarded an IU Grant-in-aide to support a data-gathering trip to Haskins Laboratories in Connecticut to collect articulatory recordings as part of his on-going syllable structure project.
Dan Dinnsen and Jessica Barlow's paper "On the characterization of a chain shift in normal and delayed phonological acquisition" appeared this summer in the Journal of Child Language. Another paper of theirs, "Root and manner feature faithfulness," was published in the Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Barlow and Dinnsen have another paper, "Asymmetrical cluster development in a disordered system," which has been accepted for publication in Language Acquisition. Dinnsen's article "On the organization and specification of manner features" was published recently in the Journal of Linguistics. Dinnsen and one of his doctoral students, Laura McGarrity, presented their paper "Variation and emerging faithfulness in phonological acquisition" at the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development this fall. IU was well represented at that conference with other presentations by our faculty, students and alumni, including Judith Gierut (Speech & Hearing Sciences), Laurent Dekydtspotter (FRIT), Rex Sprouse (Germanic Studies), Jessica Barlow (Ph.D. '97), Katherine Demuth (Ph.D. '83), Kim Swanson (FRIT) and Rachel Thyre (FRIT).
Steven Franks gave an invited talk in Groningen at the Center for Language and Cognition's mini-symposium on syntax. The talk was entitled "Optimizing Linear Order and South Slavic Clitics." Franks will also present two talks at LSA in January--"The analysis of Polish PNs as inflection" and "Clitic second as verb second," the latter with Ljiljana Progovac (Wayne State University). He recently published "The syntax of adverbial participles in Russian revisited" in Slavic and East European Journal (with Len Babby, Princeton University).
Michael Gasser's paper with Linda B. Smith (IU Psychology), "Learning nouns and adjectives: a connectionist account" appeared during the summer in Language and Cognitive Processes. Gasser organized a successful workshop on "Grounding Word Meaning: Data and Models" at the Conference of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence in July. Gasser's poster with Eliana Colunga (IU Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Cognitive Science) was presented at the Cognitive Science Conference in August.
Paul Newman was an invited participant in the symposium "The Linguistics Sciences in a Changing Context," held at the University of Illinois in October. His paper, which dealt with the problem of endangered languages, was, "We has seen the enemy and it is us." During the spring semester he will be on sabbatical leave working on a book on linguistic fieldwork. His travels during this period will take him to London, Cologne, Los Angeles, and Canberra.
Roxana Ma Newman (International Programs) and Alhaji Maina Gimba (UCLA) published a pedagogical manual entitled Hausa a Dace: A Guide to Functional Hausa (IU Program in African Languages and Linguistics & Institute for the Study of Nigerian Languages and Cultures, 1998).
Samuel Obeng presented "No condition is permanent: textuality, contextuality, and intertextuality in some Ghanaian English 'autonyms'" at African Studies Noon Talks, Indiana University. On November 6-7, he presented two papers, "Intertextuality in Ghanaian English" and "West Africanisms in Limonese English Creole" (with Elizabeth Winkler) at the International Association of World Englishes Conference, Urbana-Champaign. His article "Akan death-prevention names: a pragmatic and structural analysis" was published in The Journal of Onomastics, vol. 46, issue 3.
Robert Port organized a Special Session at the joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the International Congress on Acoustics in Seattle in June 1998. The session was co-chaired by Port and IU alumnus Devin McAuley on the topic "Rhythm in Music and Speech." Speakers included Port, McAuley, Keiichi Tajima, Mari Jones (OSU), Edward Large (Florida Atlantic University), Fred Cummins (IU linguistics Ph.D.), and Bill Baird (Berkeley). Port was an invited speaker at the "Conference on Biosemiotics and Cognitive Semiotics" in Brazil at the Catholic University of Sao Paolo. He presented a paper entitled "Implications of the dynamical approach to cognition for language." In late October, he was the keynote speaker at Ohio State's daylong CogFest, sponsored by the Center for Cognitive Science. His talk was "Mind as motion: Language from a dynamical perspective." While there, he met with several IU alumni, including Marios Fourakis (Ph.D. in linguistics, 1984) and Cathy Rogers (Ph.D. in linguistics, 1997), who is at OSU as a postdoctoral fellow in Speech and Hearing Science.
Natsuko Tsujimura (East Asian Languages & Cultures) presented a paper entitled "Lexical semantic roles in stative verbs" at the International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese, held at San Francisco State University in May. Her book review of Masayo Iida's Context and Binding in Japanese will appear in Lingua and Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese. She gave an all-day lecture on "Lexical semantics and its role in Japanese linguistics" at Kobe University, Japan, on August 5, 1998. She received an NEAC Japan Studies Grant to conduct her research on the transitivity of Japanese verbs at the National Language Research Institute in August. Her paper with Masayo Iida (Xerox Inxight Software), "Deverbal nominals and telicity in Japanese," has been accepted for publication in Journal of East Asian Linguistics. She will present a paper on "New Perspectives on Transitivity" panel in the forthcoming meeting of Association of Asian Studies in March.
Albert Valdman was awarded the prestigious 1998 American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages Florence Steiner award for Distinguished Service to Foreign Language Teaching at the Postsecondary level. The Executive Director of the American Association of Teachers of French stated, "Both directly and indirectly, as a foreign language educator, he has probably influenced more French students in the U.S. than any other individual alive today." Valdman was invited as plenary speaker at a conference at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, Sept. 22-28. The conference, sponsored by the Francophone University Agency, focused on macrosociolinguistic factors in the contacts between French and other languages worldwide. The Indiana University Press has just published A Dictionary of Louisiana Creole authored by Valdman and several collaborators, including recent IU Ph.D.'s Tom Klingler (associate professor, Tulane) and Kevin Rottet (assistant professor, Wisconsin-Whitewater). The 655-page dictionary is the culmination of several years of work.
Llorenc Comajoan presented a paper at the 18th Second Language Research Forum at the University of Hawaii at Manoa , October 15-18. The title was "Lexical aspect and discourse grounding in L2 Catalan verbal morphology."
Chin Wan Chung presented "Vowel harmony in Korean: An optimality-theoretic approach" at the 51st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky, April 16-18, 1998. He presented "Fixed segmentism in Korean partial reduplication: Three instances of the emergence of the unmarked" at the 11th International Conference on Korean linguistics at the University of Hawaii, July 6-9, 1998. This paper appeared in The Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Korean Linguistics. Chung also presented "Reconsidering weight complementarity in Korean partial reduplication" at the Western Conference on Linguistics, Arizona State University, October 9-11. His "A constraint-based approach to reduplication of non-ideophonic words in Korean" was presented at the Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Southern Illinois University, October 23-24.
Minkyung Lee presented "Phonology of Javanese affixation: an OT approach" at the Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology (MCWOP) 4, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 16-18.
Keiichi Tajima successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on September 18, 1998, entitled "Speech Rhythm in English and Japanese: Experiments in Speech Cycling." He has since accepted a postdoctoral research position at ATR (a largely government funded research company) in Kyoto. He will begin work there with Dr. Reiko Akahane Yamada before the first of next year.
Betsy McCall presented "Restrictions on stop-stop clusters in Ancient Greek: Implications for alignment" at MCWOP 4.
Elizabeth Winkler presented "West Africanisms in Limonese Creole English" with Professor Samuel Obeng at the November 1998 5th International Conference on World Englishes, Urbana, Illinois.
Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh (with Stuart Davis) will present "Arabic hypocoristics and their implications" at the annual Meeting of the LSA in Los Angeles in January. Zawaydeh (with Keiichi Tajima and Mafuyu Kitahara) presented "Rhythmic structure in Arabic: A comparison with English and Japanese through a speech cycling task" at MCWOP 4. She presented "The Interaction of the Phonetics and Phonology of Gutturals" at the Sixth Conference on Laboratory Phonology, July 2-4.
Jessica Barlow's paper (with Dan Dinnsen) "On the characterization of a chain shift in normal and delayed phonological acquisition" appeared this summer in the Journal of Child Language. "Root and manner feature faithfulness" (also with Dinnsen) was published in the Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Barlow and Dinnsen's "Asymmetrical cluster development in a disordered system," has been accepted for publication in Language Acquisition. Barlow presented another paper at the BU Conference on Language Development.
Fred Cummins recently moved to Switzerland after a year as Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University. He is now studying prosody using neural networks at the Istituto Dalle Molle di Studie Sull'Intelligenza Artificiale in beautiful Lugano, Switzerland, working in the lab of Juergen Schmidhuber.
Thomas Ernst (Rutgers U/Temple U) will present his paper entitled, "Adjunct evidence for rightward movement" at the January LSA meeting.
Jon Franco (U Deust-Bilbao) will attend the 1999 LSA meeting, where he will present "Small clauses & predicate raising."
Ken Hale (MIT) will present "Carl & Florence Voegelin" at the symposium "Field work & linguistic theory: American Indianists in the development of American linguistics" at the annual meeting of the LSA.
Craige Roberts (OSU) will present "Increasing enrollments in the linguistics major at a large land grant institution" at the 1999 meeting of the LSA.
Kevin J. Rottet (U WI-Whitewater) will present "The lexicon of Louisiana French Creole & the creole continuum" at the annual LSA meeting.