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  • [new!] Utako Minai will publish an article "Fetal rhythm-based language discrimination: A biomagnetometry study" in NeuroReport, with Drs. Kathleen Gustafson (KUMC), Robert Fiorentino (KU Linguistics), Allard Jongman (KU Linguistics) and Joan Sereno (KU Linguistics). (March, 2017)
  • [new!] Utako Minai and Naoko Nadtochiy's article titled “Native and non-native comprehension of the Japanese existential quantifier nanko-ka.” will appear in Studies in Chinese and Japanese Language Acquisition: In Honor of Stephen Crain (Nakayama, M. & Su, Y.-C., eds., John Benjamins, to be published in April, 2017).
  • [new!] Xiao Yang and Utako Minai presented at the 30th CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing (March, 2017) with Dr. Robert Fiorentino (KU Linguistics).
  • Patrick Connelly and Utako Minai published an aritlce "Comprehension of mimetics by adult native speakers of Japanese" in Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics Volume 37, with Dr. Alison Gabriele (KU Linguistics).
  • Utako Minai has been awarded a 2016-2017 General Research Fund grant for her new project on children's comprehension of focus expression.
  • Utako Minai and Adrienne Johnson (Missouri Western State University) published a journalarticle "Children’s knowledge of structure-dependent semantic interactions between logical words" in Language Acquisition. (August, 2016)
  • Patrick Connelly has been awarded the Distinguished Linguistics Major Award for the 2015-2016 academic year. This award recognizes an undergraduate major who stands out as a distinguished young linguist with the outstanding academic record and the exceptional scholarship in Linguistics. (May 5th, 2016)
  • Lauren Covey has been awarded the Frances Ingemann Scholarship for the 2015-2016 academic year. This award, endowed by the founder of the Linguistics Department Dr. Frances Ingemann, is given annually to an outstanding graduate student and considered the highest honor for Linguistics graduate students. (March 25th, 2016)
  • Utako Minai and Chia-Ying Chu (National Taiwan Normal University) had a poster (title: "Semantics facilitates children’s pragmatic processing: Chinese-speaking children’s use of semantics") accepted for presentation at the XPRAG Workshop on the Role of Pragmatic Factors in Child Language Processing, to be held in Humboldt University Berlin, Germany, in May, 2016.