RULing is our annual student-run linguistics conference featuring presentations from students, faculty, and alums from our department. The Rutgers Working Papers in Linguistics volume features papers from this conference.

2014 | 2013 | 20122011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006


 

  • RULing 2014 April 11-12 
    • Invited Speakers: Yael Sharvit (1997 Alumna) "The Only Boy is Uniquest"
    • Student Officers: Vera Gor and Satarupa Das
    • Presenters:
      • Phonology
      • Nick Danis “Complex Stops and Place Faithfulness”
      • Shu-hao Shih “Palatalization in Hong Kong Cantonese”
      • Hope McManus “Some Formal Properties of Subtractive Morphology”
      • Syntax
      • Ümit Atlamaz "Functional projections and movement in DP: What ezafe teaches us”
      • Kunio Kinjo “Okinawan Interrogatives and focus constructions”
      • Matthew Barros “Specificational Subjects and Constraints on Pivots”
      • Yağmur Sağ “Person Agreement in Denizli Dialect of Turkish”
      • Diti Bhadra “What is it you ask?: Cleft questions in Manipuri”
      • Semantics
      • Vandana Bajaj “Hindi -hii and Speaker Expectations”
      • Beibei Xu “An experimental study on nandao-Questions in Mandarin”
      • Vera Gor “English Comparatives: Children See More Than Adults “

 


 

  • RULing 2013
    • Invited Speaker: Naz Merchant (2008 Alumnus) "A Comparison of Syllabification Theories in Harmonic Serialism and Optimality Theory"
    • Student Officers: Vandana Bajaj and Atsushi Oho
    • Presenters:
      • Vera Gor "Case-Assignment on Semi-Predicatives in Russian Infinitival Clauses"
      • Nick Danis "Implicit Arguments in Verb-Particle Constructions"
      • Luca Iacoponi "Ephemeral Incomplete Neutralization: An alternative approach to microphonetic differences in Cantonese tone change"
      • Sarah Hansen "Tone Implementation in Dzongkha"
      • Diti Bhadra "About 'naki'"
      • Vĕra Dvořák "When silent 'something' and silent 'someone' behave like mass nouns"

 


 

  • RULing 2012
    • Invited Speaker: Daphna Heller (2005 Alumna) "Common Ground and the Probabilistic Nature of Referential Domains"
    • Student Officers: Vandana Bajaj and Nagarajan Selvanathan
    • Presenters:
      • Jeremy Perkins "Perception of Consonnt-Tone Interactions in Thai"
      • Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara "Incomplete Neutralization in Japanese Monomoraic Lengthening"
      • Sara J O'Neill "On the consequences of removing maximal foot size restrictions from GEN in an exhaustively footed factorial typology of QI stress"
      • Matt Barros "Marooned in Silence: Arguments against Island Repair under Ellipsis"
      • Atushi Oho "Scrambling and dependency in multiple wh-questions"
      • Beibei Xu "A possible uniform account of neutral, biased and rhetorical polar questions: a case analysis of German and Mandarin"

  • RULing 2011
    • Invited Speaker: Eric Baković (2000 Alumnus) "Breaking down rule interactions"
    • Student Officers: Věra Dvořák and Matthew Barros
    • Presenters:
      • Asya Achimova "Naive speakers vs. professional linguists – same or different?"
      • Crystal Akers "Learning paradigmatic equals: resolving global lexical ambiguity"
      • Vandana Bajaj "The role of narrative structure and the QUD in scopal ambiguity resolution"
      • Julio Barbosa "A unifying account for English compounds"
      • Matthew Barros "Something else on exceptive constructions"
      • Aaron Braver "Perception of /t/ and /d/ flaps in American English: Some early results"
      • Paula Houghton "Switch languages"
      • Todor Koev "Watch your appositive! On the pragmatic differences between clause-medial and clause-final appositive RCs"
      • Sara O’Neill "Postverbal adverbs in English"
      • Jeremy Perkins "Consonant-tone interaction in Thai: A perception experiment"
      • Peter Staroverov "Realization of Russian word-final consonant clusters"
      • Teresa Torres "The role of past tense in mirativity"
      • Billy Xu "Comparatives in English"
      • Masahiro Yamada "Plural predication with 'with'"

  • RULing 2010
    • Invited speakers: Oluseye Adesola (2005 Alumnus) "Tense and Negation in Yoruba" and Yael Sharvit "De Re Pronouns and Unexpected BT Effects"
    • Student officers: James Bruno and Carlo Linares
    • Presenters:
      • Asya Achimova "Revisiting Wh/Quantifier Interaction: What Experimentation Can Tell Us About Grammar"
      • Crystal Akers "Learning Multiple Hidden Structures" 
      • William Grover Bennett "On Ejectives in Amharic"
      • Aaron Braver "Incomplete Neutralization in American English Flapping
      • Teresa Torres-Bustamante "Mirativity in Spanish"
      • Ryan Denzer-King "The Subobviative in Blackfoot"
      • Věra Dvořák "A Secondary Imperfectization Puzzle"
      • Carlos Fasola "The Syntax and Semantics of Comparative Correlatives 
      • Paula Houghton "Alignment 
      • Todor Koev "On Event-Level Evidentiality"
      • Jeremy Perkins "Nuclear Stress in English"

  • RULing 2009
    • Invited speaker: Roger Schwarzschild "The Mass-Count Distinction"
    • Student officers: Crystal Akers and Paula Houghton
    • Presenters:
      • Matthew Barros "Co-Construal & Identity in Ellipsis"
      • Aaron Braver "DP-Internal Ellipsis in Spanish"
      • James Bruno "Absolute Constructions: Telicity, DP-licensing, and Micro-Variation"
      • Věra Dvořák "On Ditransitives in Czech
      • Heeshin Koak "Structural Case Assignment in Double Nominative Constructions"
      • Sarah Murray "Evidentials and Questions in Cheyenne"
      • Michael O’Keefe "Central Alaskan Yup'ik Stress
      • Jeremy Perkins Phonetic Effects of Glottalization in Onset-Tone Interaction in Thai"

  • RULing 2008
    • Invited speaker: Ken Safir "Transitivity and Reflexivity: A Bantu Perspective"
    • Student officers: Aaron Braver, Paula Houghton, Carlo Linares, Michael O'Keefe, and Jeremy Perkins
    • Presenters:
      • Will Bennett "Clicks and Complex Stops Are Very, Very Different"
      • Aaron Braver "Phonetic Opacity: Flapping and Vowel Length in American English" 
      • Patrick Houghton "On the Distribution of Clausal Gerunds) Mike O'Keefe (Argument Composition"
      • Sarah Murray "Evidentials and Propositional Content"
      • Jeremy Perkins "Canadian Diphthong Raising"
      • Will Starr "The Interrogative Theory of Iffiness" 

  • RULing 2007
    • Invited speaker: Jane Grimshaw
    • Student officers: John Manna, Paula Houghton, Seunghun J. Lee, and Sarah Murray
    • Presenters:
      • Daniel Altshuler "Is Osage a Stress-Driven-Tone or a Tone-Driven-Stress Language?"
      • Will Bennett "Clicks: a conundrum"
      • Carlos Fasola "A Unified Evidential Semantics for the Quechua Yes/No Question and Negation marker –chu"
      • Michael Johnson "The Punctuation Theory of Quotation"
      • Xiao Li "Chinese Verbal Comparatives Degreeless"
      • John Manna "Default Reasoning and Argument Resolution"
      • Sarah Murray "Reflexivity, Reciprocity, and Underspecification"
      • Nadya Vinokurova "Capturing the Possessor" 

  • RULing 2006
    •  Invited speakers:
      • Maria Bittner "Referents for Natural Language Quantifiers"
      • Alan Prince "The Pursuit of Theory"
    • Student officers: John Manna, Daniel Altshuler, Michael O'Keefe, Sarah Murray, Xiao Li, Naz Merchant, Slavica Kochovska, Seunghun J. Lee, and Jessica Rett
    • Presenters:
      • Daniel Altshuler "Embedded tenses in Russian: A parametric extension of Abusch and Filling the Gap: QI Iambs and the Typology of Feet"
      • Heeshin Koak "Allomorph Selection in Korean Nominal Suffixes"
      • Slavica Kochovska "Intervention Effects in Macedonian Wh- Questions"
      • Hyunjoo Kim "A-Bar Intervention Effects in why-questions [presented by Seunghun Lee]"
      • Xiao Li "On Comparative Quantification in the Verbal Domain: Japanese –sugi Constructions Revisited"
      • John G. Manna "Centering and Anaphora in Japanese"
      • Vita Markman "Subject case, Object case: Accusativity, Ergativity, and Agreement"
      • Nazzarre Merchant "Using local lexica to learn ranking information and underlying feature values"
      • Sarah E. Murray "Selective Faithfulness Theory and Voicing Assimilation"
      • Michael O’Keefe "Non-local assimilation via Heads, Edges, Association, and Domains"
      • Jessica Rett "What –exclamatives"

 

 

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