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October 14, 2013

Keli Yerian

2013. The Communicative Body in Women’s Self-Defense Courses. In Katz, M. (ed.), Moving Ideas: Multimodal Learning in Communities and Schools. New York, Peter Lang. pp. 81-108. Link to book:

September 19, 2013

Cynthia Vakareliyska

August 24, 2013. “Shared orthographic patterns in the Curzon and Vratsa gospels”, presented paper at XVth International Congress of Slavists, in Minsk, Belarus.

August 23, 2013. “Electronic collation of medieval Slavic and Greek calendars of saints:  Identifying calendar traditions and families”, presented paper at XVth International Congress of Slavists, in Minsk, Belarus .

2013.  Kapatsinski, Vsevolod and Cynthia M. Vakareliyska, “[N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions,” Constructions and Frames 5(1): 69–87 (2013).

2013. “Shared orthographic patterns in the Curzon and Vratsa Gospels,” in: Michael S. Flier & Christina E. Bethin (eds.), American Contributions to the 15th International Congress of Slavists, Bloomington, IN: Slavica 45-62 (2013).


April 8, 2013

Tyler Kendall

March 8, 2013.  Book Published.  Speech Rate, Pause and Sociolinguistics Variation: Studies in Corpus Sociophonetics, March 2013, Palgrave Macmillan.  Link to book

Volya Kapatsinski

2013.  Kapatsinski, V., & C. Vakareliyska. 2013. [N[N]] compounds in Russian: A growing family of constructions. Constructions & Frames, 5(1), 73-91.

2013. Stave, M., A. Smolek, & V. Kapatsinski. 2013. Inductive bias against stem changes as perseveration: Experimental evidence for an articulatory approach to output-output faithfulness. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 35, 3454-59.

2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Conspiring to mean: Experimental and computational evidence for a usage-based harmonic approach to morphonology. Language, 89(1), 110-48. Link to paper

Selected presentations:
2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Biases in learning morphophonology and their implications for language change. Keynote address. 11th Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics, Columbus, OH, October 12.

2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Sound change and hierarchical inference: Clarifying predictions of usage-based theory. Poster presented at Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Leuven, Belgium, September 12-14.

2013. Kapatsinski, V. 2013. Morphological schema induction by means of conditional inference trees. Paper presented at the 19th International Congress of Linguists (Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Morphology), Geneva, Switzerland, July 22-27.

2013. Kapatsinski., V., M. Stave, & A. Smolek. 2013. Judgment and production data in morphophonology: Converging sources of evidence. Paper presented at Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Leuven, Belgium, September 12-14.


Scott DeLancey

2013.     Verb agreement suffixes in Mizo-Kuki-Chin. In: G. Hyslop, S. Morey and M. Post, eds., Northeast Indian Linguistics V, 138-150. Delhi: Cambridge University Press.
2013.     The history of postverbal agreement in Kuki-Chin. Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 6:1-17.
2012.     Still mirative after all these years. Linguistic Typology 16.3: 529-564. 

Conference presentations:
2013.     Second person verb forms in Tibeto-Burman. Invited keynote addresss, 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
2013.     Morphological Comparisons Within the “North-East India” Branch of Tibeto-Burman. 19th Himalayan Languages Symposium, Australian National University, Canberra.
2013.     Argument indexation (verb agreement) in Kuki-Chin. 46th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire

December 2012.  In Northeast India  he gave a series of lectures on Functional Syntax and fieldwork at Gauhati University in Guwahati, Assam, and on Tibeto-Burman linguistics in Manipur University in Imphal, Manipur.  He also visited several tribal communities in Manipur where he collected preliminary data on several “Old Kuki” languages, and consulted with community leaders and language activists about plans for community-based language maintenance and development programs.

Spike Gildea

November 11-12, 2013. Diachronic typology: Types of motivation for creating typological categories, and the relationship between motivation and mechanisms of change.Invited talk, /Seminario de Complejidad sintáctica/, Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico.

October 24-26, 2013. Cáceres, Natalia & Spike Gildea.2013. La construcción imperfectiva del ye’kwana (caribe). Sexto Congreso de Idiomas Indígenas de Latinoamérica (CILLA), University of Texas Austin.

October 3-4, 2013. Gildea, Spike. 2013. Diachronic Alignment Typology: Explaining split ergativity as the outcome(s) of the motivated evolution of grammar.Plenary Talk, /Language Sciences in the 21st Century: The interdisciplinary challenge/.University of Cambridge.

August 15-18, 2013. Motivated versus unmotivated pathways in the evolution of main clause alignment patterns./10^th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology/, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

April 26-28, 2013.  Historical changes in part of speech categories.  Keynote address, Workshop on Amerindian Languages (WAIL), University of California, Santa Barbara.

April 12-13, 2013.  Reflexive causative passive in English and Cariban. Keynote address, Symposium About Language and Society-Austin (SALSA), University of Texas at Austin.

March 4-22, 2013.  Métodos para la reconstrucción de sintaxis. Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social Surestes (CIESAS Sureste), Can Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. A 20-hour course introducing the principles and methods of reconstruction of syntax, followed by a 20-hour workshop designed to guide students through the process of proposing analyses of grammatical change in the languages (or language families) in which they specialize.  This course was especially gratifying because all the students are speakers (most natively) of the languages they are studying.

Eric Pederson

EURIAS fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study through June 2013.