An article entitled “Universals in Superlative Semantics” by Elizabeth Coppock, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, and Golsa Nouri-Hosseini has been published in Language, the official journal of the Linguistic Society of America! Click here to read it. Abstract: This article reports on the results of a broad crosslinguistic study on the semantics of quantity words such as many […]
Author: Elizabeth Coppock
On Wednesday, September 23rd, Ying Gong presented her work in progress on degree abstraction in Mandarin at LFRG (LF Reading Group) at MIT. Abstract: According to Beck et al. (2004), not all languages with degree predicates have degree abstraction. A language with a negative setting of their degree abstraction parameter (DAP) is one in which […]
Prof. Elizabeth Coppock was honored to win a UROP Outstanding Mentor Award for Summer 2020!
Danielle Dionne and Elizabeth Coppock will be giving a poster called “Tattoos as a window onto cross-linguistic differences in scalar implicature” at the first annual Experiments in Linguistic Meaning conference, to be hosted virtually by the University of Pennsylvania, September 16-18: https://www.elm-conference.net/2020-conference/program/poster-sessions/
Huge congratulations to Ph.D. student Danielle Dionne, who won ‘Best Lightning Talk’ at the Web Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (hosted by Brandeis this summer, in lieu of NASSLLI). She presented her research on cross-linguistic variation in pragmatics, focussing on what happens when one language lacks a simple, one-word equivalent for a single […]
We are very lucky to have BU Ph.D. student Ying Gong working with us this summer. She will be concentrating on degree abstraction especially in Mandarin.
We are thrilled to be welcoming Tomiris Kaumenova to our group for the summer. She will be investigating degree abstraction in Mooré and Ende. Congratulations to Tomiris and to us!
Our large cross-linguistic study on the interpretation of quantity superlatives has officially been accepted for publication at Language! We are very excited. The paper, entitled Universals in Superlative Semantics, and authored by Elizabeth Coppock, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, and Golsa Nouri-Hosseini, reports on the results of a broad cross-linguistic study on the semantics of quantity words such […]
Danielle Dionne and Elizabeth Coppock have had their abstract accepted as a poster at the very first Experiments in Linguistic Meaning conference, to be held in Philadelphia. The title of the submission is: Tattoos as a window onto cross-linguistic differences in scalar implicature From one of the reviews: “This poster is NOT about tattoos, much […]
Danielle Dionne presented her fascinating research on cross-linguistic pragmatic differences at the LSA conference in New Orleans! The slides are available here.