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MIT Linguistics @ NELS 51

NELS 51 was held virtually at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The following students, faculty, and staff members presented at the conference.

  • Wenkai Tay, Keely New (1st year), Mary Dalrymple and Dag Haug: Reciprocal scope in Mandarin
  • Martin Hackl (Faculty), Curtis Chen (Undergraduate Researcher) and Leo Rosenstein (Linguistics Lab Manager): Maximize Presupposition Effects in Haddock-Descriptions
  • Fulang Chen (4th year): The role of Strong Strong Start in Mandarin Tone 3 Sandhi
  • Ido Benbaji (2nd year), Omri Doron (2nd year), Margaret Wang (2nd year): Reduplication in Hebrew as a Diagnostic for Antonym Decomposition
  • Rafael Abramovitz (6th year): Deconstructing Inverse Case Attract

Three of our alums also gave presentations:

  • Colin Davis (PhD 2020): On parasitic gaps in relative clauses and extraction from NP
  • Joana Serwaa Ampofo and Ezer Rasin (PhD 2018): True self-counterfeeding vowel harmony in Akan serial verb constructions
  • Richard Stockwell, Aya Meltzer-Asscher and Dominique Sportiche (PhD 1983): There is reconstruction for Condition C in English questions