Our own, Dr. Letty Naigles, has been invited to give a talk for the online workshop: Jabberwocky Words in Linguistics, hosted by the University of Bucharest and University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Cynthia received a certificate of achievement for having the best graduate research poster at the Annual Psychological Sciences Poster Night held on November 3rd. Well done!
Lila R. Gleitman
(1929 – 2021)
In 2008, Lila and I (Letty) were chatting at BUCLD and I told her that my high-school aged twins were ‘studying Julius Caesar’. What I meant was that they were reading the Shakespeare play, but she assumed I meant they were reading Caesar’s Gallic Wars–in Latin. That was Lila, always zeroing in on something language-related, and we had a good chuckle about yet another example of referential ambiguity. So when, in 2009, BUCLD held a 80th birthday celebration for Lila, I vowed to create a Latin Oration in her honor. The result–which benefited greatly from Andrea Calabrese’s tutelage–can be seen below, followed by the translation.
Cynthia, Letty, and colleagues recently published an article in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Congrats! Click here to view the article.
Cynthia successfully defended her Masters thesis on July 29, 2021. Her thesis was titled, “Structural and Pragmatic Language Abilities of Children with ASD, ADHD, and Comorbid Symptoms of Both during Conversational Discourse in a Virtual Reality Task”. Hooray, Cynthia Boo, M.A., M.S.!
Lee Tecoulesco, Cynthia Boo, and former lab members Manya Jyotishi, PhD, and Jenna Lame all presented at this years International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) conference held July 15-23, 2021. Bravo!
Screenshot of the Generics symposium Q & A.
Grad Lab members met at Letty’s house this past week to celebrate the end of the semester..in person!! Everyone in attendance was fully vaccinated.
Lab member Olivia Arciero, has been awarded an IBACS undergraduate summer research grant. Congratulations!
Another year of having our virtual undergraduate lab party! Congrats to all the seniors- Alexandra, Gabby, and Kat!
Exciting news for Vivi for selected as a winner for the prestigious Isabelle Y. Liberman award. Congratulations! More information about the award can be found here.