Yurika Aonuki

MA student
location_on yurika.aonuki at ubc dot ca
Education

M.A., University of British Columbia, 2019 - 2021
Thesis: Relative pronominal tense: Evidence from Gitksan, Japanese, and English
B.A. Hons., University of British Columbia, 2019
Thesis: Adjective intensification in American Sign Language


Research

My primary interests are in formal semantics and fieldwork. I work on Gitksan (Tsimshianic) and Japanese, and I’m also interested in American Sign Language.

Languages
Japanese: native
English: fluent
American Sign Language: intermediate
Gitksan: 3 years of fieldwork


Publications

Theses

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Relative pronominal tense: Evidence from Gitksan, Japanese, and English. Master’s thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Undergraduate honours thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.

Journal articles

Bertrand, Anne, Yurika Aonuki, Sihwei Chen, Joash Gambarage, Laura Griffin, Marianne Huijsmans, Lisa Matthewson, Daniel Reisinger, Hotze Rullmann, Raiane Salles, Michael Schwan, Neda Todorović, Bailey Trotter, and Jozina Vander Klok. 2022. Nobody’s perfect. Languages 7  (148): 1-28.

Tkachman, Oksana, Kathleen Currie Hall, Robert Fuhrman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Visible Amplitude: Towards quantifying prominence in sign language. Journal of Phonetics 77: 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2019.100935 [Editor’s choice]

Conference proceedings

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Morphological tenselessness and SOT: Evidence for a covert relative pronominal tense in Gitksan. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 26, University of Cologne. [Slides and presentation available here.]

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Decomposing the covert non-future tense in Gitksan. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 39, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. to appear. Perceived Magnitudes of Movement in American Sign Language. Proceedings of Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS) 57, IL: University of Chicago. [Poster available here.]

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Free relatives in Gitksan. Proceedings of Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 11, Amherst: University of Massachusetts, Graduate Linguistic Student Association.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2020. Unifying the ‘still’ and ‘just’ readings of ḵ’ay in Gitksan. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 37, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2019.

Conference presentations

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Revisiting pronominal vs. existential past tense denotations in English and Japanese. Paper presented at Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2021, virtual, 4-7 June.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Covert relative pronominal tense in Gitksan. Paper presented at Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 25, Sogang University, 28-30 May.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Lexical competition correlates with articulatory enhancement in ASL. Poster presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 13, Universität Hamburg, 26-28 September.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Lexical competition and articulatory enhancement in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2019, University of British Columbia, 1-3 June.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Phonology of adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Paper presented at Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference 2019, University of British Columbia, 8-9 February [Best presentation award].

Tkachman, Oksana, Fuhrman, Robert, Hall, Kathleen Currie, Aonuki, Yurika, and Gick, Bryan. 2018. Visible Energy in signed languages: Explaining a trade-off between sign location and sign handedness. Paper presented at Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) 16, Universidade de Lisboa, 19-22 June.

Invited presentations

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Relative pronominal tense in Gitksan and Japanese. UC Berkeley Syntax and Semantics Circle.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Yurika Aonuki, Oksana Tkachman, Li Ze Choo, Terrance Gatchalian, Cristina Lee, Elizabeth Tiamzon, and Mai Tran. 2019. Integrating sign languages into the linguistics classroom. Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Showcase.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. The 50th Anniversary of the UBC Linguistics Department.


Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant, Ling 333 ‘Research Methods for Linguistics,’ Summer 1 2021

Teaching Assistant, Ling 201 ‘Linguistic Theory and Analysis I’ (introductory syntax, semantics), Winter 2 2020

Teaching Assistant, Ling 200 ‘Linguistic Theory and Analysis II’ (introductory phonology), Winter 1 2020

Teaching Assistant, Ling 100 ‘Introduction to Language and Linguistics,’ Summer 1 2020, Winter 1 2020


Yurika Aonuki

MA student
location_on yurika.aonuki at ubc dot ca
Education

M.A., University of British Columbia, 2019 - 2021
Thesis: Relative pronominal tense: Evidence from Gitksan, Japanese, and English
B.A. Hons., University of British Columbia, 2019
Thesis: Adjective intensification in American Sign Language


Research

My primary interests are in formal semantics and fieldwork. I work on Gitksan (Tsimshianic) and Japanese, and I’m also interested in American Sign Language.

Languages
Japanese: native
English: fluent
American Sign Language: intermediate
Gitksan: 3 years of fieldwork


Publications

Theses

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Relative pronominal tense: Evidence from Gitksan, Japanese, and English. Master’s thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Undergraduate honours thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.

Journal articles

Bertrand, Anne, Yurika Aonuki, Sihwei Chen, Joash Gambarage, Laura Griffin, Marianne Huijsmans, Lisa Matthewson, Daniel Reisinger, Hotze Rullmann, Raiane Salles, Michael Schwan, Neda Todorović, Bailey Trotter, and Jozina Vander Klok. 2022. Nobody’s perfect. Languages 7  (148): 1-28.

Tkachman, Oksana, Kathleen Currie Hall, Robert Fuhrman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Visible Amplitude: Towards quantifying prominence in sign language. Journal of Phonetics 77: 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2019.100935 [Editor’s choice]

Conference proceedings

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Morphological tenselessness and SOT: Evidence for a covert relative pronominal tense in Gitksan. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 26, University of Cologne. [Slides and presentation available here.]

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Decomposing the covert non-future tense in Gitksan. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 39, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. to appear. Perceived Magnitudes of Movement in American Sign Language. Proceedings of Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS) 57, IL: University of Chicago. [Poster available here.]

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Free relatives in Gitksan. Proceedings of Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 11, Amherst: University of Massachusetts, Graduate Linguistic Student Association.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2020. Unifying the ‘still’ and ‘just’ readings of ḵ’ay in Gitksan. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 37, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2019.

Conference presentations

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Revisiting pronominal vs. existential past tense denotations in English and Japanese. Paper presented at Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2021, virtual, 4-7 June.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Covert relative pronominal tense in Gitksan. Paper presented at Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 25, Sogang University, 28-30 May.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Lexical competition correlates with articulatory enhancement in ASL. Poster presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 13, Universität Hamburg, 26-28 September.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Lexical competition and articulatory enhancement in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2019, University of British Columbia, 1-3 June.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Phonology of adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Paper presented at Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference 2019, University of British Columbia, 8-9 February [Best presentation award].

Tkachman, Oksana, Fuhrman, Robert, Hall, Kathleen Currie, Aonuki, Yurika, and Gick, Bryan. 2018. Visible Energy in signed languages: Explaining a trade-off between sign location and sign handedness. Paper presented at Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) 16, Universidade de Lisboa, 19-22 June.

Invited presentations

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Relative pronominal tense in Gitksan and Japanese. UC Berkeley Syntax and Semantics Circle.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Yurika Aonuki, Oksana Tkachman, Li Ze Choo, Terrance Gatchalian, Cristina Lee, Elizabeth Tiamzon, and Mai Tran. 2019. Integrating sign languages into the linguistics classroom. Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Showcase.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. The 50th Anniversary of the UBC Linguistics Department.


Teaching experience

Teaching Assistant, Ling 333 ‘Research Methods for Linguistics,’ Summer 1 2021

Teaching Assistant, Ling 201 ‘Linguistic Theory and Analysis I’ (introductory syntax, semantics), Winter 2 2020

Teaching Assistant, Ling 200 ‘Linguistic Theory and Analysis II’ (introductory phonology), Winter 1 2020

Teaching Assistant, Ling 100 ‘Introduction to Language and Linguistics,’ Summer 1 2020, Winter 1 2020


Yurika Aonuki

MA student
location_on yurika.aonuki at ubc dot ca
Education

M.A., University of British Columbia, 2019 - 2021
Thesis: Relative pronominal tense: Evidence from Gitksan, Japanese, and English
B.A. Hons., University of British Columbia, 2019
Thesis: Adjective intensification in American Sign Language

Research keyboard_arrow_down

My primary interests are in formal semantics and fieldwork. I work on Gitksan (Tsimshianic) and Japanese, and I’m also interested in American Sign Language.

Languages
Japanese: native
English: fluent
American Sign Language: intermediate
Gitksan: 3 years of fieldwork

Publications keyboard_arrow_down

Theses

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Relative pronominal tense: Evidence from Gitksan, Japanese, and English. Master’s thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Undergraduate honours thesis, Vancouver, University of British Columbia.

Journal articles

Bertrand, Anne, Yurika Aonuki, Sihwei Chen, Joash Gambarage, Laura Griffin, Marianne Huijsmans, Lisa Matthewson, Daniel Reisinger, Hotze Rullmann, Raiane Salles, Michael Schwan, Neda Todorović, Bailey Trotter, and Jozina Vander Klok. 2022. Nobody’s perfect. Languages 7  (148): 1-28.

Tkachman, Oksana, Kathleen Currie Hall, Robert Fuhrman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Visible Amplitude: Towards quantifying prominence in sign language. Journal of Phonetics 77: 1-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2019.100935 [Editor’s choice]

Conference proceedings

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Morphological tenselessness and SOT: Evidence for a covert relative pronominal tense in Gitksan. Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung 26, University of Cologne. [Slides and presentation available here.]

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Decomposing the covert non-future tense in Gitksan. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 39, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. to appear. Perceived Magnitudes of Movement in American Sign Language. Proceedings of Chicago Linguistics Society (CLS) 57, IL: University of Chicago. [Poster available here.]

Aonuki, Yurika. to appear. Free relatives in Gitksan. Proceedings of Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA) 11, Amherst: University of Massachusetts, Graduate Linguistic Student Association.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2020. Unifying the ‘still’ and ‘just’ readings of ḵ’ay in Gitksan. Proceedings of West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics (WCCFL) 37, Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2019.

Conference presentations

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Revisiting pronominal vs. existential past tense denotations in English and Japanese. Paper presented at Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2021, virtual, 4-7 June.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Covert relative pronominal tense in Gitksan. Paper presented at Workshop on Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas (WSCLA) 25, Sogang University, 28-30 May.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Lexical competition correlates with articulatory enhancement in ASL. Poster presented at Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research (TISLR) 13, Universität Hamburg, 26-28 September.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Oksana Tkachman, and Yurika Aonuki. 2019. Lexical competition and articulatory enhancement in American Sign Language. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Linguistics Association (CLA) 2019, University of British Columbia, 1-3 June.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Phonology of adjective intensification in American Sign Language. Paper presented at Language Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference 2019, University of British Columbia, 8-9 February [Best presentation award].

Tkachman, Oksana, Fuhrman, Robert, Hall, Kathleen Currie, Aonuki, Yurika, and Gick, Bryan. 2018. Visible Energy in signed languages: Explaining a trade-off between sign location and sign handedness. Paper presented at Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon) 16, Universidade de Lisboa, 19-22 June.

Invited presentations

Aonuki, Yurika. 2021. Relative pronominal tense in Gitksan and Japanese. UC Berkeley Syntax and Semantics Circle.

Hall, Kathleen Currie, Yurika Aonuki, Oksana Tkachman, Li Ze Choo, Terrance Gatchalian, Cristina Lee, Elizabeth Tiamzon, and Mai Tran. 2019. Integrating sign languages into the linguistics classroom. Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Showcase.

Aonuki, Yurika. 2019. Adjective intensification in American Sign Language. The 50th Anniversary of the UBC Linguistics Department.

Teaching experience keyboard_arrow_down

Teaching Assistant, Ling 333 ‘Research Methods for Linguistics,’ Summer 1 2021

Teaching Assistant, Ling 201 ‘Linguistic Theory and Analysis I’ (introductory syntax, semantics), Winter 2 2020

Teaching Assistant, Ling 200 ‘Linguistic Theory and Analysis II’ (introductory phonology), Winter 1 2020

Teaching Assistant, Ling 100 ‘Introduction to Language and Linguistics,’ Summer 1 2020, Winter 1 2020