Graduate Student News: Winter 2014

Lynnette Arnold presented a talk entitled “Transidiomatic Practices and the Organization of Spatiotemporal Scales in the Everyday Interaction of Transnational Salvadoran Families” at the annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society in the Special Session on Language, Inequality, and Globalization in February.

Rachel Cranfill published a coauthored paper based on her research at UCSB’s Center for Nanotechnology in Society:

Christine Shearer, Jennifer Bea Rogers-Brown, Karl Bryant, Rachel Cranfill, and Barbara Herr Harthorn (2013), “Power and Vulnerability: Contextualizing ‘Low Risk’ Views of Environmental and Health Hazards,” in Susan Maret (ed.) William R. Freudenburg: A Life in Social Research (Research in Social Problems and Public Policy 21), Bingley, UK: Emerald, 235-257.

Chris Donlay presented a talk entitled "Lexically-Based Tone Change in Khatso Discourse,” at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Minneapolis in January.

Danny Hieber presented a talk entitled “Semantic alignment in Chitimacha” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas in Minneapolis in January.

Danny Hieber presented a talk entitled “Building the lexicon for awakening languages” at the Conference on Language Revitalization: Sleeping & Awakened Languages of the Gulf South, Tulane University in New Orleans.

Shawn Warner-Garcia published an article entitled “Laughing when nothing’s funny: The pragmatic use of coping laughter in the negotiation of conversational disagreement,” Pragmatics 24(1): 157-180.