The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

Summer defenses

Warm congratulations to this summer’s doctoral dissertators:

  • Despina Oikonomou: Covert modals in root contexts
  • Ayaka Sugawara: The role of Question-Answer Congruence (QAC) in child language and adult sentence processing
  • Suyeon Yun: A theory of consonant cluster perception and vowel epenthesis

Despina and Suyeon will begin post-doctoral positions at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the University of Toronto respectively, while Ayaka is currently an associate professor (lecturer) at Mie University.