Warmest congratulations to research assistant and ASL program instructor Kate Henninger, who will be starting the PhD program in Linguistics at the University of Chicago this fall! We are incredibly proud of your work already here in the lab, and can't wait to see the exciting places awaiting you in your future.
In light of COVID-19, the regular weekly lab meetings have been cancelled in person until further notice. We are continuing to meet occassionally on Wednesdays at 3 or 3:30pm via Zoom; contact Gunnar Lund for more information.
Kate Davidson gave an invited talk during the regular programme of the Amsterdam Colloquium on "Alternatives: The View from Sign Language Loci". With one workshop at the AC on semantic universals/understudied languages and another on "superlinguistics" (including lots on pointing and gesture) it was a particularly intellectually exciting colloquium for our lab this year! Read more about Kate at the Amsterdam Colloquium
Kate Davidson was an invited speaker at NELS 50 @ MIT, talking about "Is "experimental" a gradable predicate?", and Dorothy Ahn presented a talk on "ASL IX to locus as a modifier". (Thanks to Byron Ahn for the photo!)
Dorothy Ahn presented a talk on joint work with Annemarie Kocab and Kate Davidson on "The role of contrast in anaphoric expressions in ASL" at GLOW-in-Asia XII in Seoul, Korea in August. (Thanks to Mitcho Erlewine for the great photo.)
Our lab is thrilled to begin several large projects (both in the lab and in our community) in the coming 5 years (2019-2024) thanks to an NSF CAREER Award granted to Kate Davidson for "experimental pragmatics and semantics in visual language". Stay tuned!