A number of PhD and MA students were awarded summer funding from the department this year. These students received funding through a competitive process and have spent the last three months working on their research projects. Congratulations to all awardees! The students who received funding are listed below along with the titles of their projects.
Nimer Abusalim: The Semantics of Degree Nominal Comparative Constructions
Sam Cheng: Prosodic Motor Control in English: Compound and Phrasal Stress.
Hossep Dolatian: Finding the Acoustic Properties of Prominence in Armenian (subproject in Dr. Vogel's "Acoustic Properties of Prominence Across Languages" project)
Myrto Grigoroglou: Informativeness, typicality and listener needs in children's event descriptions
Yaqian Huang & Chao Han: The Acoustic Manifestation of Focus in Mandarin Chinese
Hyun Jin Hwangbo: Underlying representation in Generative Phonology and Morpheme Alternant Theory
Yue Ji: Event perception and description by children
Taylor Miller: The Phonological Structure of Polysynthetic Languages
Justin Rill: Syntactic ergativity: a typological approach.
Lars Stromdahl: The Control of Purpose Clauses
Mai Ha Vu: Negation and Negative Polarity Items.